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Criterion's Edition is the Definitive Edition of Malick's Film
on July 28, 2016
A 150-minute version was shown to critics for awards season consideration in December 2005. When the film went into wide release in January 2006, Malick had recut it to 135-minutes with new footage and altering some of the voiceovers. When it was released on home video in 2008, a new 172-minute Extended Cut was released featuring even more new footage. All three versions have been included in this set.
Of the three versions that exist in this set, the Extended Cut has the best transfer with the lush greens and earth tones looking the most vibrant and realistic.
Ported over from the DVD is a ten-part, 80-minute making of documentary that takes a detailed look at the various aspects of the film.
There are new interviews with actors Colin Farrell and Q’orianka Kilcher who talk about working with Malick, his unique approach and how it impacted their respective performances. Some really wonderful anecdotes are recounted on this extra.
Also included are teaser and theatrical trailers.
There are new interviews with producer Sarah Green, production designer Jack Fisk, and costume designer Jacqueline West as they talk about their respective contributions on the film and working with Malick.
Editors Hank Corwin, Saar Klein and Mark Yoshikawa talk about the monumental task of shaping Malick’s film from all the footage he shot. It wasn’t easy and the director challenged them to match his drive for authenticity.
Finally, Yohikawa also talks about the differences between each cut and how they structure of the film evolved.