Directed by Terrence Malick and starring Colin Farrell, Christian Bale and Christopher Plummer; Warner Home Video is set to release an extended cut of the film on Oct 14, 2008.
“A work of breathtaking imagination…and in every sense a masterpiece.” – Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times
“Not like any other movie. A masterpiece.” – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The New World, Academy Award® 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®-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.
Powhatan tribal people stare in wonder as three ships approach shore. It’s a story every schoolchild knows: the story of Capt. John Smith (Colin Farrell) and Pocahontas (Q’orianka Kilcher). Now, as told by filmmaker Terrence Malick (Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line) in this extended version with more than 30 minutes of footage unseen in theaters — it’s a story you never imagined. Working in part from first-hand histories and adding his extraordinary sense of image and human drama, Malick crafts a visceral, spellbinding tale of the Jamestown settlement, of cultures connecting and of deadly consequences when connections fray. Christian Bale and Christopher Plummer also star.
A comprehensive, ten-part documentary Making the New World capturing the unique challenges of creating this historic epic.”