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Old 08-28-08, 12:45 PM
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Waterworld: Extended Edition - 11/4/08

This was posted over at dvdactive this morning:

Universal Home Video has announced an extended edition of Waterworld which stars Kevin Costner and Dennis Hopper. The 2-disc release will be available to own from the 4th November, and should retail at around $19.98. Both the extended version (2 Hours 57 Minutes) and theatrical version (2 Hours 16 Minutes) will be presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, along with English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround tracks. The only confirmed extra feature right now is the trailer. Stay tuned for further details.

A guilty pleasure for me. Seeing that they are adding 41 minutes of additional footage, this may be worth acquiring. Also, seeing that it is a two disc release, I would expect more than simply the theatrical trailer.
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because that's what we needed with one of the bigger domestic gross bombs and critically panned movies of all-time...more of it!

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The production was plagued, but I don't feel the movie was that horrible. A longer cut seems interesting.
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I'd give it a chance. Maybe it can help fix it.
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I know Costner and Kevin Reynolds had alot of friction on the set of this masterpiece.

I don't remember much about it other than Costner drinking his own piss.

It's a maybe for me. I'll have to see a review first.
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The Waterworld Extended Edition is not a myth
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What next ...... the extended version of Pluto Nash?
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God help me, this is a guilty pleasure.
Sounds interesting...
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Originally Posted by starman9000 View Post
The Waterworld Extended Edition is not a myth
Have you seen it??
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Originally Posted by Randy Miller III View Post
God help me, this is a guilty pleasure.
Sounds interesting...
Exactly my thoughts!!!!!

Can't wait to see it.

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I've never seen this film in it's entirety, but, like most, I am well aware of the history of the film and that Kevin Costner drinks his own pee.

Honestly, the bits I have seen of it don't seem epically disastrous and the premise is interesting enough.

Probably going to be a rental, though.
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Damn. Im gonna buy this! Definite guilty pleasure for me as well.
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My guess is we are getting something like this version, which I've seen and definitely adds to the movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114898/alternateversions
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because that's what we needed with one of the biggest bombs of all-time...more of it!
It definitely isn't one of the biggest bombs of all-time.

WATERWORLD is a $175 million-budgeted film that grossed $264 million in worldwide theatrical release
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I like the "ABC" version. I think it was the media coverage of production costs, not the movie itself, that led the uninformed to believe it was a bomb.
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Awesome, can't wait. This is a vastly underappreciated film. Didn't think we'd see this, but finally! Hopefully some more extras will be offered, like a commentary, but just the two cuts is fine.
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Waterworld extended version - um... okay... one tv cut out of the way, now give us the extended tv cut of 'The Birdcage' MGM
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Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
because that's what we needed with one of the biggest bombs of all-time...more of it!
That "biggest bomb" thing is a media-created myth. It didn't do that badly -- wasn't the hit Universal expected, but it did OK overall.
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Originally Posted by tofferman View Post
This was posted over at dvdactive this morning:

Universal Home Video has announced an extended edition of Waterworld which stars Kevin Costner and Dennis Hopper. The 2-disc release will be available to own from the 4th November, and should retail at around $19.98. Both the extended version (2 Hours 57 Minutes) and theatrical version (2 Hours 16 Minutes) will be presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, along with English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround tracks. The only confirmed extra feature right now is the trailer. Stay tuned for further details.

A guilty pleasure for me. Seeing that they are adding 41 minutes of additional footage, this may be worth acquiring. Also, seeing that it is a two disc release, I would expect more than simply the theatrical trailer.
What do you bet the second disc is a Digital Copy?

I'm surprised this was framed at only 1.85:1. For better or worse, the tone of the film is epic, and I would have expected a full 2.35:1 aspect ratio.

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Have you seen it??
I have. It plays on Comcast on Demand every once in awhile. Certainly not a bad movie, even in its extended version. I doubt I'd want to own it, but it never bored me, either.
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Have you seen it??
I've seen it!
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One of the Networks aired the extended cut several years ago. It cleared up some plot holes and overall made a better movie. I look forward to seeing the extended cut without commercial interruptions. Hopefully a Blu-ray is in the near future as well.



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One of the local colleges is attempting to get Mr. Costner to come in and do a Q&A for its film critique class. So help me god, if he does it, I'm crashing the Q&A and asking for an apology for this and the Postman.

Why do we need an extended cut of this? Its like wanting a rerelease of The Aristocats, Gigli, or any Uwe Boll film.
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One of the local colleges is attempting to get Mr. Costner to come in and do a Q&A for its film critique class. So help me god, if he does it, I'm crashing the Q&A and asking for an apology for this and the Postman.

Why do we need an extended cut of this? Its like wanting a rerelease of The Aristocats, Gigli, or any Uwe Boll film.
I'd go just to be all "You were da bomb in 3000 Miles to Graceland yo!" to him. What a guilty freakin' pleasure that movie is.
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because that's what we needed with one of the biggest domestic gross bombs of all-time...more of it!
The movie turned a profit in the end by worldwide gross.

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