Waterworld [Blu-ray] [1995]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
80% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (19 out of 24)

Special Features


  • BD Live - Basic Download Center
  • Teaser Trailer
  • D-Box

Synopsis


Waterworld
Widely considered to be an expensive failure, Waterworld was an epic vehicle for Kevin Costner, who starred in and co-produced the film, with his friend Kevin Reynolds as director. It was based on a 1986 screenplay by Peter Rader and cost an estimated $235 million, more than any film in history up to that time. Costner eventually fired Reynolds and directed the last few scenes himself. The story was filmed in Hawaii, using several artificial islands, and is set in an apocalyptic future, after global warming has melted the polar ice caps and flooded civilization. The Mariner (Costner) is one of the human beings who has adapted by growing gills. The survivalist lives on a boat on which he is growing a precious tomato plant. He tries to sell the plant and its dirt to the residents of an artificial island built of industrial waste. They imprison him when they discover that he's a mutant with gills. But the island is attacked by the Smokers, a group of oil-guzzling raiders on jet skis headed by the Deacon (Dennis Hopper). The Mariner escapes with Helen (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and her daughter Enola (Tina Majorino). Back at sea, the Smokers repeatedly attack, using planes and boats, until they kidnap Enola. Enola's back is tattooed with a map showing how to get to Dryland, the last unflooded area on Earth. But Deacon, who needs to get to Dryland to replenish the Smokers' oil supply, can't immediately decipher it. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Kevin Costner
    Kevin Costner - Mariner
  • Dennis Hopper
    Dennis Hopper - Deacon
  • Jeanne Tripplehorn
    Jeanne Tripplehorn - Helen
  • Tina Majorino
    Tina Majorino - Enola
  • Michael Jeter
    Michael Jeter - Gregor



Overall customer rating

4
80%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    This is the CUT, EDITED version

    Posted
    ispeakthetruth

    From Amazon: "A few years after Waterworld was released on video ABC aired an extended cut on public television. I have been waiting for a long time for the extended edition to be released and now it finally has been. While watching it I relied something that shocked me that is the ABC version, the cussing is gone, the violence is soften and some scenes have been cut out, and no Helen bare back shot. Even some of the sound effects and music has been changed. After doing more research I found this to be true. Instead of revising a 'true' extended edition Universal just put the ABC version on here (without commercials of course) and just added a 5.1 soundtrack to it. What a waste of money this was/is. I guess that's why it is only 15 bucks, I would have gladly spent 50 bucks for an unedited extended cut. If you have the DVD, google "The Ulysses Cut" to get the full, unedited (or rather, edited to fullness) version that they couldn't manage to put together for this release. A kind soul has done for free on his home computer what the studio couldn't seem to do with a budget." Your decision. Personally, I'd hold off for the extended release--if they decide to listen to the fans.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie, lame extras

    Posted
    chubhound
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    Yes, I'm not ashamed to admit it, I actually LIKE Waterworld. And I was happy to finally find it on Blu-Ray after looking for it just about everywhere. A big plus was having it come with the extended version of the film (which I didn't even know about until I saw it), which does help fill in a few extra things the original movie didn't explain. My only real complaint is the lack (almost a complete and total lack) of extra features. C'mon!! Even for a movie that released in 1995, there should be something you could put on. The theatrical trailer? Really? That's IT?? Maybe there's more you can find if you want to use BD-Live, but I think they should have, at the very least, been able to find someone to do a commentary. Or maybe scrounged up some conceptual art for a photo gallery or SOMETHING.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Hopefully the ice caps don't melt

    Posted
    Tino
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    I actually bought the movie because I have it on HD-DVD in my movie collection and the disc won't play anymore. The movie came out back in 1995 and was famous for going way over budget, from $100 million to approximately $175 million, making it the most expensive movie made at that time. The polar ice caps melt in the future and cover the Earth in water. The Mariner (Kevin Costner) is a loner who comes across an atoll and rescues a couple who tell him they know the way to Dry Land, which the Mariner believes is a myth. The best part of the movie is the Mariner's boat, which says a lot about the movie. Not exactly a classic.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good version after all

    Posted
    lucky55
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    I bought this blu-ray yesterday and just watched it 3 hrs ago. the movie is beautiful. all the swearing is there and so is helens bare backside which you see all of so i don't know what the other guy was talking about the only parts that were cut was at the very end where helen is talking to the mariner and gives him a free gift something he'll need and the part where they uncover the sir edmund hillary stone. for some reason those parts are not in this version. my biggest problem with this blu-ray ? no special features except for one trailer. other than that it's a great movie and great looking on blu-ray!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Movie from its time, worst review...

    Posted
    Anonymous

    This movie was given a bad wrap from the media when it released in theatres. Those that were fortunate enough to grab the Laserdisc version, or see the "whole" movie know what i am going to say about the movie. This movie had everything a blockbuster needed, but some people thought that they didn't need the 45 mins worth of movie that they cut. When you see the full movie, it's like watching a different movie. The whole plot is revealed in those 45 mins of restored movie. Everyone who has seen this version loves the movie. I would recommend this movie to everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Always loved this movie

    Posted
    stylez562
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    This movie was entertaining and very enjoyable to watch, I would totally recommend this to family and friends… Movie had a good story line/plot pretty good acting and again pretty enjoyable… If you’re a fan its a must watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    water-world is not as bad as the press says it is

    Posted
    tooshort74
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    water-world is a pretty good movie the only down side id that the blu-ray does not included the dr-cut version bc i have seen both versions and i like the dr-cut better but this blu-ray version is still pretty good so if you like to see a pretty good movie than check it out well worth seeing

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    If You Like Kevin...

    Posted
    palomine6
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    ...Costner, you'll get plenty of him in this intriguing and action-packed movie from two decades ago. Plus, Dennis Hopper turns in an over-the-top performance which is still entertaining as all get out. But when all is said and done, it's Kevin's show from start to finish.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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