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Waterworld [DVD] [1995] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Kevin Costner , Jeanne Tripplehorn , Kevin Costner , Kevin Reynolds    DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dennis Hopper, Tina Majorino, Chaim Girafi
  • Directors: Kevin Costner, Kevin Reynolds
  • Writers: David Twohy, Peter Rader
  • Producers: Andrew Licht, Charles Gordon, David Fulton, Gene Levy
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Colour, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: 10 Dec 1997
  • Run Time: 135 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 0783219857
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 205,882 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Let's be honest: this 1995 epic isn't nearly as bad as its negative publicity led us to expect. At the time, Waterworld was the most expensive Hollywood production in history (it had a Titanic-sized 200 million US dollars budget), and the film arrived in cinemas with so much controversy and negative gossip that it was an easy target for ridicule. The movie itself, a flawed but enjoyable post-apocalypse thriller, deserves better. Waterworld stars Kevin Costner as the Mariner, a lone maverick with gills and webbed feet who navigates the endless seas of Earth after the complete melting of the polar ice caps. The Mariner has been caged like a criminal when he's freed by Helen (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and enlisted to help her and a young girl (Tina Majorino) escape from the Smokers, a group of renegade terrorists led by Dennis Hopper in yet another memorably villainous role. It is too bad the predictable script isn't more intelligent, but as a companion piece to The Road Warrior, this seafaring stunt-fest is adequately impressive. --Jeff Shannon

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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why do people hate this film? 2 Feb 2007
By Inspector Gadget VINE VOICE
I honestly don't understand what all the fuss is about. Why do people hate Waterworld? Why was it instantly disregarded before it was even released? When you really think about it, how much different IS Waterworld from the more recent Pirates of the Caribbean movies? They are quite similar if you think about it. Waterworld also cost $75 million less than the average PotC budget. But because those movies have Johnny Depp in mascara the whole world loves it! Hypocrisy!

With a lot of behind the scenes trouble (director Kevin Reynolds walked off the film and Costner had to finish the final third of filming himself) and negative pre-release buzz, everyone expected Waterworld to fail. Boasting a budget of 175 million (the most expensive ever until Titanic 2 years later) it was sure to be a flop, especially with the snooty public and critics blasting it before its release. Then, the unthinkable happened. Upon release, Waterworld actually managed to prove critic expectation wrong and be a good movie, receiving good (albeit ignored) reviews and finally earning a grand total of $255 million at the Box Office. This is before video, laserdisc, TV, DVD and Blu Ray sales. Does that sound like a flop to you?

The plot is far-fetched. Yes, but so is a plot involving fish-men, giant squids and Orlando Bloom as anything remotely masculine. But you accepted that quite easily. So just, for a minute, believe that if the polar ice caps DID melt that the world WOULD be covered in water. Set hundreds of years after this particular cataclysm, Waterworld follows the journey of The Mariner (Kevin Costner, who is only referred to a few times but never actually named), a man who is one step beyond human as he has the ability to breathe underwater and has webbed feet.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Eco Armageddon 2 Jan 2006
By Amazon Customer TOP 1000 REVIEWER
The production standards of this film are stunning, including a quarter of a mile wide floating artificial atoll constructed especially for the movie and regularly manoeuvred so it always pointed out to sea.
Kevin Costner is the Mariner, a mutant that can breath under water and lives on an astonishing trimaran controlled by complex lever and pulley mechanisms and other wonderful improvisations. He is later joined by Helen (Jeanne Tripplehorne) and Enola (Tina Majorino) a great performance from a ten year old girl.
The villain is Deacon (Dennis Hopper) and as a fan of his in other films I query his casting in this role, he is just too over the top for the rest of the film, the contrast is so great it brings an unfortunate taste of “Treasure Island” (including an eye patch) which jars.
However the environment of a world overwhelmed with water was not well thought out, some examples, where did all the petrol come from for the water skies, why is everyone so hungry when the seas must have been teaming with fish, the Mariner and Helen would have been crushed to death during the descent to the bottom of the ocean, with so much water why is there never aly rain.
With special effects, stunts and gadgets that are stunning, great photography and direction, this film is well worth watching if it takes your interest.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forget the haters - I LOVE this film! 11 Mar 2010
I honestly think this film is amazing! I do have a distinct love for kevin Costner which probably clouds my judgement, but who cares?! I remember watching this when i was younger and when i saw it on Amazon for cheap as chips i couldn't resist. Rewatching it as a far more cynical adult i've decided that my younger self had awesome taste in films. If you hate it then fine, but you should at least watch it with an open mind!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The US Extended Verison 8 Oct 2009
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I recently ordered the two disc US version featuring the Theatrical release and the Extended Cut (40 mins longer). I simply wanted to see the Extended version, and my review is based on this. Essentially, its the usual thing with the odd scene extended and a few new scenes inserted, some of which are interesting, but not really essential. The most interesting areas are the Atoll and the final Dryland scenes, both have much more in them, and the Atoll scene gives a better view of life on the Atoll and fleshes out Jeane Tripplehorns character a bit. I enjoyed the extended version of this great film, a pity its only availabe in the US. The only thing i noticed with the Extended cut was that one scene had actually been trimmed, the scene where The Deacon interrogates the two prisoners after storming the Atoll; the scene where his henchman shoots the "losing" prisoner is cut ! That was poxy. But still, a 5* rating for this "Mad Max on Water", which is a 5* film anyway.
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Waterworld - Kevin Costner is innocent. 30 April 2002
It was only after I'd seen the film that I was told how dreadful it was. I wish somebody had told me earlier - I feel dirty..and used. I realise now that I have thoroughly enjoyed this movie under false pretences.
I remember the days when a young(ish) Clint Eastwood grimaced his way through a whole bunch of dollars - more or less giving birth to the anti-hero - what a shot in the arm for the genre that was. So....imagine the same character with flippers and you're halfway there. Mind you, there's more than a referential nod to Errol Flynn, there's more swashing, buckling and derring do than anyone called Kevin really has a right to participate in, but he pulls it off with more aplomb than most. What's more, you never feel as though he's taking liberties - he plays the whole thing straight - which is quite something when you consider the size of the holes in the plot and the infernal nit-picking that ensued as a result. And as for Mr Hopper, yes he's a cartoon villain - that's pretty much what I paid my dollar for - he may not be an American Psycho, but he's got an eyepatch and that's good enough for me. Anyway, why are you looking at him when you've got Ms Tripplehorn on screen ?
All in all it's hardly a a work of high art, but if you're the type that thinks poor reviews are a plus point, then you'll buy it anyway - and you'll have a great couple of hours.
Anyway - what do I know - I loved the Postman too.
Ignore the tiresome little typewriter tappers.
They need to get over it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars water water
always like kevin Costner films including this one. really enjoyed the postman as well they should get new critics to look at these films
Published 12 days ago by alan shrive
5.0 out of 5 stars Five stars for film, zero stars for disc.
Blu-Ray has only the trailer as an extra - severely disappointed as expected it to be the full uncut version and to feature a load of extra features.
Published 1 month ago by D. E. Gates
4.0 out of 5 stars Not an absolute classic - but did not deserve the critical panning it...
We have been watching some older Kevin Costner movies again, as I have to admit that my wife and I do like him as an actor and decided to pull this one off the shelf and stick it... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Steve.J
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Film
This is a great film...a classic. Kevin Costner is, as always, a legend of an actor. The only problem i have with this purchase is the fact the writing on the DVD case is all in a... Read more
Published 2 months ago by S. Silk
4.0 out of 5 stars Have you ever seen paper...
Earth is engulfed with water when the polar ice caps melts, leaving the lands and civilisation beneath the sea. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr. Corey S. Newcombe
4.0 out of 5 stars i like it
i bought this for my mum as she liked it on video so i thought i'd buy it for her to cheer her up only 4.26p so good cheap price and free delivery too
Published 3 months ago by michelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
People had been telling me about this movie for a very long time, I can't believe I'm only just got round to watching it. I absolutely loved it! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Tamara2000
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Despite the poor reviews it received around the time of the cinema release this is a great movie. I love the plot and story line and it looks great in Hi def
Published 4 months ago by Kevin Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars waterworld
this is a film that people seem to love or hate, I love it but then I love water and I do like kevin costner
Published 4 months ago by A. Tyerman
5.0 out of 5 stars Waterworld
Received in Excellent condition and Kevin plays a blinder in this film keeps you on the edge and keeps your mind wondering what will happen next
Published 5 months ago by Les
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