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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    4k release Waterworld HDR .

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Waterworld done masterfully in 4k . Big fan of Kevin Costner this one of his movies , cinematics action stunts are truly amazing as this movie puts the effects of global warming into perspective . Picture quality is phenomenal as you won’t see any grainy scene as some poorly remastered movies . 5 stars for this one as I enjoyed it watching in on my home theater , very vivid movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful SteelBook and Wonderful movie

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    I always have enjoyed this movie, and now it’s great to have it in 4K! The SteelBook looks really nice and the picture quality is fantastic compared to the Blu-ray. Definitely worth picking up.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    4K REVIEW: WATERWORLD STEELBOOK

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

    This is a dark and glossy SteelBook with a propensity to collect fingerprints. The front is primarily black around its periphery with an aqua-colored reproduction of Enola's tattoo in all of its complexity, complete with Far East-style writing within the symbol and running vertically along its left and right sides. A few smears of aqua color dot the top and bottom front panel edges. The rear side maintains the aqua coloring, making it the primary hue, shading brighter towards the middle and darker towards the edges. An image of a can of "Smeat," one of the funnier props in the movie (meant to resemble Spam) appears in full color, center. A Universal logo and some legal notifications appear center bottom in white lettering. A model number appears unobtrusively bottom right. The spine carries over the glossy black coloring. The film's title appears center in an aqua color, darker on the "Water" side of the text and lighter on the "world" side. A Universal studio logo appears bottom. Inside, the digital copy code is tucked underneath the left-hand-side tabs. The two discs, one UHD and one Blu-ray, are situated on the right in staggered-stacked formation. The inner print is a two-panel spread that features a black-and-white still image of The Mariner on the left and a snarling Deacon on the right. Both appear in front of a solid black background. Supplementally, this set contains only the film's extended cut in 1080p/DTS 5.1 on the UHD disc and the film's standard definition trailer on the bundled Blu-ray. The on-disc UHD content is quite good. Recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Aging isn't always bad, or good.

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    Owned for 4 months when reviewed.

    I love this film. It is not great, and it has not aged especially well. But I love it nonetheless. That said, the review is more for the product than the film: Some films were made such that the transition to higher resolution formats are easy, and relatively understandable when there are hiccups. This is NOT that sort of example. This is one where the film was incredibly creative, and higher resolution (plus HDR and more colour volume) have served to show a bit too much of "how the sausage is made", as it were. This isn't just film grain being a little distracting. This is where the colour saturation is a littler odd where it hasn't been graded particularly well to the newer format, the lines where some digital touch-ups were done previously are a little too aliased, and the original effects are just a little too campy. The one key mistake that I would call out more than any of the above, though, is the digital noise reduction - It is necessary to combat the film grain, but it has been used too much, such that in many instances you will see skin come off as plasticky and unnatural. HDR was not noteworthy in its implementation here, and any dynamic TV tonemapping would do similarly. That's easily one star off for the visual presentation not being what it could be. From an audio perspective, this film has never sounded better. The DTS:X audio track is huge and bombastic, but doesn't leave out the gentler scenes and dialogue. For some folks who only have Dolby Atmos capability, and not DTS processing, this could be a problem. But it is otherwise comparable as the two standards are both similarly capable, and are both commonly used in most major studio releases. The casing is adequate (I opted for the standard case, since the Steelbook was unavailable at the time of order), but nothing special, with just the UHD disc, single blu-ray, and an insert for the digital copy. This is a film that is wearing its wrinkles fairly well. It doesn't look perfect, and it has had some touch-up work done along the way, but ultimately proved a very enjoyable watch for me - Just not quite five stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Action, Stunning Color!

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    Owned for 9 months when reviewed.

    This version brings this movie to life. The water and all the details of clothing ,all look stunning. This is a showcase movie if you have a Big Screen tv to watch it on. Colors are Great! Skin tones dead on correct. Lots of action in this one and with the outstanding quality of the disc. This is a must have for your collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great 4K makes the movie better

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    Ok, Waterworld is known as a flop! However, the movie was killed before it was even released because of bad press! The movie to this day has turned a profit of at least 10 million! Not bad for a flop? I won’t argue this is a great movie, but far from a flop and not just cause of money. Some of the shots in this film are Epic. Watching Costner whizzing across the water in a very cool looking ship is just one. Some of the shadow shots with the beautiful Hawaiian sunset as a backdrop make for some great shots. The Atoll where much of the Waterworld community lived was a gigantic set built using basically every piece of iron in Hawaii! There’s some great stuff here! You have 2 new choices this 4K version or a 3 disc set from Arrow that includes the infamous Ulysses cut (basically a fan created cut of the film) SPOILER: Its called the Ulysses cut because of the name given to Costner’s character at the end of the movie. The arrow blu Ray has great extras and we here from the people who made the film minus Costner (a big missing piece), but 3 cuts of the film and extras is a nice package and if you’re a completist this would be for you. But a cheaper way to go to see the best visual version of the film is this 4K disc! It also comes with a second longer cut of the film on blu Ray. No other extras. I actually am enough of a fan (not in my top 100) and Also a completist so I bought both. I would recommend the 4K for someone not interested in extras because it’s a film where you definitely can see the difference in quality from blu Ray to 4K. Plus you can watch the extended version that does give you more info about the characters and a special surprise Planet of the Apes ending. For under 20 bucks it’s definitely worth the buy. 4 stars is high given some flat acting, but the visuals and sound track on 4K makes it 4 stars!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great 4K Ultra HD Edition!!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I own the first DVD edition (great quality by the time I purchased) and just got this 4K UHD edition and man, what an improvement. The video quality is great, on Dolby Vision I see more details that I missed on the DVD and the audio format is superb (DTS-X played on my new sound system). A totally new movie experience with this edition. The only downside is that it didn't come in a 4k black box as showed in the product picture, it came in a regular blue case (Blue-ray case) which made me think that I got the wrong item when I opened the package, it's just a cosmetic thing but it doesn't match with my 4K UHD/Blue-ray collection, overall the disc quality make justice.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Still fun

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Boutique labels like Shout Factory need to take note: if you want to charge a premium price you've got to earn it with a product that shows both expertise and effort. Not some faux remaster that's really just been tweaked for wannabe videophiles and/or a collection of short interviews from has-been actors who are likely just to be thrilled to be getting any attention at all now that their careers are long over. Arrow has not only put together as definitive a home video offering as I've ever seen, but they've done so showing a care and legitimate love for film that rivals the best from Criterion, but included a lot more swag. If you're a fan of Waterworld, this is without question THE edition to get!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A post apocalyptic classic

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    Owned for 11 months when reviewed.

    A post apocalyptic classic. This film is so unique in it's setting that you will get sucked in almost immediately. To this day the special effects still stand up. Almost no CGI was involved and they went way over budget making this thing. Give it a watch if you haven't seen it, it's well worth your time! Kevin Costner and Dennis Hopper at their finest.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Entertaining as hell.

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    I’ve always thought this was a terrific movie….it’s got some breathtaking action sequences.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Nostalgia Upgraded to UHD

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I was among the apparent few who enjoyed this film when it released, and after having suffered through an old LaserDisc copy that I never replaced, this UHD release provides a fresh and welcomed presentation. The colors are not overly done, yet they are still warm and at times drab enough as to accent the mood of a post-apocalyptic world rife with scavengers and ravagers. The oceanic scenes - which I admit is the biggest draw for me with this title - are the one drawback, as some shots within the same scene seem to be darker and a different shade. This might perhaps be due to different clips shot at different times being strung together, or even multiple camera sources filming the same scene, I wouldn't know. While this is also present in my previously owned format, in UHD this only becomes more noticeable, which is a credit to the format but an unfortunate circumstance for this title. Detail is what I would expect from a 25 year-old title, and while obviously not on par with newer films, there are times - particularly with the quieter oceanic scenes - there is a matte-type quality to the picture, which also nicely accents the mood of the film, with just enough grain to imply a classic cinematic feel. The DTS:X MA track packs a good and unexpected wallop for an older title. The audio is a bit heavy on the lower end, enough so that I had to adjust subwoofer level trim down a few ticks, but otherwise is a very robust audio presentation with a lot of depth. Music, effects, and vocals are layered with enough precision to provide an immersive but uncluttered sound field. The audio measures equally well to a very solid UHD video presentation. This UHD release is definitely one I'd recommend for fans, and even anyone who is curious enough but has not seen the film.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A nice upgrade!

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    Owned for 6 months when reviewed.

    A timely classic this film is. Considering I got the chance to view it when it first came out in the 90's, I was very surprised that the quality of the film transfer was on point in keeping the visuals together. I enjoyed viewing it and the upgrade from the original versions of the film was excellent!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    What a Blast

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    The Picture and audio quality of this groundbreaking movie just keeps getting better. The Arrow Bluray release has a ton of extras, but the 4K item is a treat. A cult favorite that was just savaged on initial release, but I always loved. I'm glad that so many people seem to be jumping on this super guilty pressure. Dennis Hopper almost pulls off a Jack Nicholson Joker (not quite) by stealing the show as the most over the top villain ever put on film. Plot Holes to drive an aircraft carrier through, but it's just so much fun who cares.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the storyline of this movie.

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    If the world were to really ever become this waterworld, this movie is a nice depiction of how things may really be! I think this is a great movie and it is fun to watch but beware, it is definitely an adult flick psychologically. Some scenes may be difficult for a younger mind to decipher or understand! Kevin Costner’s personal demeanor works really well in this role. Great character selection in the cast. Love the storyline!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Water world.

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    Owned for 11 months when reviewed.

    Very good classic movie!!! Great 4K transfer highly recommended for action movie lovers !!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Epic (failure)?

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    I’ve been a fan of Costner since Silverado. I actually saw this film when it hit theaters. I can forgive him for the occasional bad film, but I don’t think this is one of them. It’s a flawed film to be sure. It also wasn’t a financial failure. It actually made money if you include foreign box office. The script could have used some work, and I think Hopper was miscast. I also wish it was a darker film, instead of a swashbuckler. The costumes were the usual B movie type. I think it’s a fun time waster, and I’ll watch it often. The Arrow release is beautiful, and has all the extras I could hope for. This is the two disc release, not the limited edition. This edition is worth the price, pick it up while you can.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

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    Awesome movie and very nice in 4K! This is one of the most underrated action and apocalyptic movies ever. The premise, setting, and actors all make for an epic and entertaining adventure. Its like Mad Max of the ocean.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Two thumbs up!

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    Owned for 10 months when reviewed.

    Critics destroyed this film but if you are a Costner fan it's not a bad film really! I love how they tied in a real life disaster event into the movie and made it humorous to a small degree

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Definitely a B movie, but A+ presentation

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    Okay, you either like Waterworld or you don't (me, it's a guilty pleasure), but one can't deny this package is terrific. It gives all 3 versions of the film in HD and it has lots of extras to boot. Nothing is left off from previous editions (I don't think), and having an uncensored version of the long TV version is a great addition. The previous DVD special edition did not have that. Waterworld is not Shakespeare, and it's definitely not a a great film, but it delivers the action and some spectacular set pieces to go with the exciting action. It's long at times, but the premise is interesting and putting together the back story of what happened to the world is nice-makes you fill in the blanks too with speculation. The added pieces to in the long version build story, character and some are just plain fun (Mount Everest). You sure get your money's worth with 3 movies if nothing else.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    One of my favorites

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    Owned for 7 months when reviewed.

    great movie wanted to see in 4K. also had the extended version with deleted scenes. did not add much to the story but explained a few thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend