18 things we learned from the new Waterworld Blu-ray
The most expensive film ever made at the time of its release at a whopping $175 million, Waterworld has thrilled audiences through the years with its awe-inspiring action scenes, gargantuan maritime sets and ground-breaking special effects. With Arrow Video‘s new Blu-ray box set now available, we poured over the disc’s special features and put together a list of 18 Things We Learned From the New Waterworld Blu-ray. Check out the list in the gallery below!
A definitive post-apocalypse blockbuster, Waterworld stars Kevin Costner (The Untouchables) as The Mariner – a mutant trader, adrift in a dystopian future where Earth is submerged under water and humankind struggles to survive on boats and in ramshackle floating cities. The Mariner becomes embroiled with the Smokers, a gang of pirates who, led by villainous leader Deacon (Dennis Hopper, Blue Velvet), are seeking Enola (Tina Majorino, Napoleon Dynamite), a girl with a map to the mythical realm of Dryland tattooed on her back.
Famous for both its epic scale and the controversy that swirled around its production, Waterworld is a key cult film of the 1990s, and an essential entry into the subgenre of ecologically-minded blockbusters. Presented in an exclusive new restoration, in three different cuts, and with a wealth of extra material, this high-water mark of high-concept Hollywood can now be enjoyed as never before.
TWO-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
New restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative by Arrow Films, presenting the film in three cuts
DISC ONE THE THEATRICAL CUT
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the original theatrical cut
DISC TWO THE EXTENDED CUTS [LIMTED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the extended US TV cut, which runs over 40 minutes longer than the theatrical cut