Monday, September 01, 2008

the new world

Back in June, Warner Home Video announced the October 14 release of A NEW WORLD Extended Cut

The New World Extended Cut: Director Terrence Malick's Epic Starring Colin Farrell, Christian Bale and Christopher Plummer Features More than 30 Minutes of Never-Before-Seen Footage!

BURBANK, Calif. (Business Wire)
The New World, Academy Award(R) nominated director Terrence Malick's (The Thin Red Line, Days of Heaven) adventure-filled journey of discovery, will be released October 14 on DVD in a new amped-up Extended Cut. This edition of the critically-acclaimed, Oscar(R)-nominated epic recreating the turbulent first days of the new America now features more than 30 minutes of never-before-seen footage, heightening the viewing experience with more battles, more intensity and more visual splendor. Also included is a comprehensive, ten-part documentary - Making the New World - which captures the unique creative challenges filmmakers faced. The New World Extended Cut will sell for $19.97 SRP.

Now, news of another forthcoming edition!

Warner Home Video has announced that it will be following up its October 2008 release of the Extended Version of Terence Malick's THE NEW WORLD with a Collector's Edition of the Director's Edition of the Complete Edition of the film. Featuring a commentary track by Jeffrey Overstreet, this 1,437-disk set reveals that the entire film was shot in a single take. Highlights include the crossing of the Atlantic by the entire cast and crew in authentic boats which they constructed themselves by hand, and long (but not overlong) contemplative passages when everyone (except, of course, the commentator) is sleeping. Striking images such as the one reproduced above were shot entirely with available light.

The much-anticipated director's cut (if it can be rightly called a "cut," since the director never actually spoke that word) restores footage deleted from the love scenes featuring the 14-year-old Q'orianka Kilcher, now deemed appropriate because the actress actually celebrated her fifteenth and sixteenth birthdays during the shooting of the film, and therefore of the scene. The restored and extended soundtrack also now includes such notable songs as "Listen With Your Heart," "Colors of the Wind," and the indispensible "A Whole New World." Once the director has completed a final edit of the advance trailer, it can be viewed at the film's official website.

I don't know about you, but I'm hoping Overstreet's commentary will address the Frequently Asked Question "What kind of duck appeared in the montage with Pocahontas and her son?"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What ever you were smoking this morning, I'd like some!