No eating 30 minutes before entering our contest for Waterworld on Blu-ray.
For most of us in the northern hemisphere, it’s winter. In a lot of places, it’s been a pretty damned cold one, at that. Wouldn’t you just like to be transported to a place where you can swim in the sun at your heart’s content?
Well, now you can, by winning a Blu-ray copy of one of the biggest blockbuster flops of all time, Waterworld!
The polar ice caps have melted, covering the world in what used to be frozen at the far ends of the planet. Humanity has had no choice but to adapt to the clime and survive entirely off the endless ocean. Welcome to Waterworld! This epic disaster of a Hollywood blockbuster doesn’t actually get the love it deserves. In many ways Mad Max on a rainy day, this movie has it all: Huge explosions, big-name actors really hamming it up to sell the damned thing, and even a big dumb water worm! And honestly, as much fun I’m poking at the movie here, the sets are really something special. In a time when you couldn’t just pay 7,000 animators to make realistic water effects, you had to have actual water. And man, this movie has actual water.
And they didn’t skimp on the bonus features for this one:
- New restoration from a 4K scan of the original negative by Arrow Films, presenting the film in three cuts
- Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo audio options
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Six collector’s postcards
- Double-sided fold-out poster
- Limited edition 60-page perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film by David J. Moore and Daniel Griffith, archival articles and original reviews
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the original theatrical cut
- Maelstrom: The Odyssey of Waterworld, an all-new, feature-length making-of documentary including extensive cast and crew interviews and behind the scenes footage
- Original archival featurette capturing the film’s production
- Global Warnings, film critic Glenn Kenny explores the subgenre of ecologically aware Hollywood blockbusters
- Production and promotional stills gallery
- Visual effects stills gallery
- Original trailers and TV spots
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the extended US TV cut, which runs over 40 minutes longer than the theatrical cut
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the extended European ‘Ulysses’ cut, which includes censored shots and dialogue
Three different cuts of Waterworld! THREE!
To enter to win, use the widget below to drop your name and email address. You can repeat daily for extra entries. For bonus entries, follow us on Twitter and share our contest post with your friends! Just don’t wait too long — those ice caps won’t be around forever.
We have one copy to give out. As this is a physical prize, you must have a United States shipping address to win. Winner will be drawn on Monday, January 28.