Waterworld [HD DVD]  [US Import]
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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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Basically, all Universal have done is repackage the existing WATERWORLD blu-ray. I mean, it is exactly the same. There is no additional content, it's not got the Extended Cut, there is nothing to distinguish this from the existing release - the menus are the same even the product coding on the discs: exactly the same!
Calling this a 20th Anniversary Special Edition is an utter FARCE. All you're getting is a different (and not as good) cover.
Sham, do not purchase.
The polar ice caps have melted and the earth is now covered in water. Humans have had to adapt to the new enviroment, some so more than others having to cope with mutation. Kev's charecter has formed slighty webbed feet which would make people who interbreed jealous. He also has gills behind his ears. Well I say gills, but they look more like p*** flaps! While I'm on a rant about the things that are stupid, I'll go through the ridiculous action scenes I mentioned. Brace yourself because what I'm about to describe is so silly it makes the idea of golf or camping seem reasonable.....
Aboard ear mindge's boat is a reel of rope on the back that he uses to swim deep and lower his little one man capsule submarine type thing. Sounds reasonable enough. But when he decides to take a human with him in the form of Jeanne Tripplehorn (whos ears don't resemble vagina's), to the city below to show her what the earth looked like before the water flooded everything, it becomes a bit far fetched.Read more ›
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, HD-DVD and Blu Ray sales as well as all of the merchandise and the huge show at Universal Studios Japan. Does THAT sound like a flop to you? The plot is far-fetched. Yes, but so are the POTC plots 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.Read more ›
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The outcome is unexpected. I watched this video by myself. The film is ok. The two main characters of the emotional performance of people laughing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Great film, I can't comment much on this version vs any other. But I was happy with both picture and sound quality.Published 3 months ago by Nicholas
wouldn't work on the tv that is compatible, purchase twice, and now had to buy dvd, not able to cancel the live ones! thank amazon - for nothingPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Never saw it myself, but it was brought as a gift for my brother, and he loves it. Great service too.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
fantastic gift for my son who had visited Universal studios Waterworld setPublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer