Waterworld (Blu Ray)

Directed By: Kevin Reynolds Starring: Kevin Costner

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Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper and Jeanne Tripplehorn star in a turbocharged action-adventure epic, unmatched in sheer excitement and heart-pounding suspense. In this futuristic thriller, Earth is covered with water and the human race struggles to survive on dilapidated boats and makeshift floating cities. Costner portrays a drifter who becomes caught up in the struggle between the evil Deacon (Hopper) and a child's secret key to a wondrous place called "Dryland." With refreshing humor, groundbreaking special effects and awe-inspiring action, Waterworld sets a glorious high watermark for imaginative, thrill-packed entertainment!

Specifications

Studio Universal
SKU 211876772
UPC 025192034428
UPC 14 00025192034428
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 10/20/2009
Keywords
Adventure
Blockbuster
Epic
High Seas
Post-Apocalypse
Science-Fiction
Terrorists
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Editors Note
Note In a flooded future Earth, people cling to man-made floating islands for survival. When a tyrannical madman driving a supertanker over the world in search of "dry land" invades one of these islands a mysterious wanderer named the "Mariner" rescues a woman and her adopted daughter from the slaughter and they embark on a quest that could save mankind. Academy Award Nomination: Best Sound.
Plot Summary
Summary The future has arrived, and it brings a world composed entirely of water, due to the melting of the polar ice caps. In this desperate society one must distill one's own urine for drinking water, and land is only a myth people dream of. Roaming the high seas is the Mariner, a surly, selfish man/fish mutant with no name. But his loner existence changes when a woman named Helen and an orphaned girl named Enola save his life, and the Mariner reluctantly agrees to take them along with him. At first the Mariner has a rocky relationship with his two passengers; then he realizes that the tattoo on Enola's back is a map leading to the never-seen "Dryland". But as the trio struggles to decipher the map, they must also try to escape a band of filthy, reckless thugs known as "Smokers", led by the maniacal, one-eyed Deacon. Then the Smokers kidnap Enola, turning the Mariner into a one-man killing machine desperate to rescue his human map.| And only if he succeeds will they ever know the feel of solid ground beneath their feet.
Reviews
USA Today "...A 2 1/4-hour aquatic pursuit pic with bruising stunts, fun-to-watch performances, a dozen good chortles and imposing Panavision renderings of post-apocalyptic crud....[WATERWORLD] clearly has the makings of a cult movie..." -- 3 out of 4 stars 07/28/1995 p.1D
Entertainment Weekly "...The Existential Raft Drama....Exciting and even funny..." 01/26/1996 pp.66-8
Variety "Highlighted by some action scenes unlike anything seen before and effective in creating a unique landless universe in a perilous future..." 07/24/1995
Los Angeles Times "...The world the Mariner inhabits ranks with Costner's performance as one of the film's most successful creations....WATERWORLD has some haunting underwater visual moments..." 07/28/1995 p.F1
Chicago Sun-Times "...WATERWORLD is a decent futuristic action picture with some great stunts..." 07/28/1995 p.35
Directors
Kevin Reynolds
Actors
Kevin Costner
Cast & Crew
Michael Jeter - Star
Tina Majorino - Star
Jeanne Tripplehorn - Star
Dennis Hopper - Star
Kevin Costner - Star
Dennis Gassner - Production Designer
John Bloomfield - Costume Designer
Charles Gordon - Producer
Mark Isham - Composer
Peter Boyle - Editor
Dean Semler - Director of Photography
Peter Rader - Screenwriter
David Twohy - Screenwriter
Kevin Reynolds - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1995
UPC 00025192034428
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 146 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
  
Reviews
ReviewSource Entertainment Weekly
Review The hero, a sci-fi seaman known as the Mariner (Kevin Costner), spends so much time leaping in and out of the ocean deep that you may feel like toweling him off and buying him a blow-dryer. In Waterworld, the polar ice caps have melted, covering the earth in an ocean of unbroken vastness. The film is nothing if not a triumph of large-scale action-adventure logistics. Its woozily off-kilter atmosphere effectively creates the sensation that water is the closest thing there is to solid ground. At the same time, this rather ponderous popcorn movie is such a brazen knockoff of The Road Warrior that it's as if George Miller's future-shock demolition classic had been remade inside the world's biggest bathtub. Costner's surfer-bum affectlessness works here; he turns the Mariner into the world's most jaded lifeguard.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Owen Gleiberman
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The cost controversy aside, ""Waterworld"" is a decent futuristic action picture with some great sets, some intriguing ideas, and a few images that will stay with me. It could have been more, it could have been better, and it could have made me care about the characters. It's one of those marginal pictures you're not unhappy to have seen, but can't quite recommend...It's said ""Waterworld's"" first cut was a good deal longer than its final 120-minute running time, and you can sense that occasionally, as when the Mariner fights off an attack by the Smokers and then immediately takes Helen on the trip beneath the sea, when it seems the Smokers must still be in sight. But basically the movie plays smoothly as a combination of chases, fights, bizarre locations, special effects, and the cold, distant, slowly thawing behavior of Mariner toward his passengers. I'll remember some of the sights in ""Waterworld"" for a long time. But I won't necessarily want to see them again.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Desson Thomson, Washington Post ...big, loud, and fun to watch...
James Berardinelli's ReelViews ...provides good escapist fun...one of Hollywood's most lavish features to date...
Mike Clark, USA Today ...bruising stunts, fun-to-watch performances...

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