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Waterworld (Ws)
Actors: Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dennis Hopper, Tina Majorino, Chaim Girafi
Directors: Kevin Costner, Kevin Reynolds
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
PG-13     1997     2hr 15min

In a future where earth is covered with water many cling to legends of a mythical place called dryland. One childs wonderous secret may hold the key to its whereabouts and thus the survival of the human race. Bonus feature...  more »

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Actors: Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dennis Hopper, Tina Majorino, Chaim Girafi
Directors: Kevin Costner, Kevin Reynolds
Creators: Andrew Licht, Charles Gordon, David Fulton, Gene Levy, David Twohy, Peter Rader
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi Action, Monsters & Mutants, Futuristic, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 12/10/1997
Original Release Date: 07/28/1995
Theatrical Release Date: 07/28/1995
Release Year: 1997
Run Time: 2hr 15min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Member Movie Reviews

Callie K. (ballofglitter) from GRAND ISLAND, NE
Reviewed on 8/17/2014...
I've seen this movie once when it first came out I was 10 and watched it with my dad but I liked it so much that I remembered it after watching some show about ice caps melting and when I ordered it and got it I pretty much remembered most of it which it odd that I'd remember this movie so much after 19 years but can't remember a movie I watched a couple of months ago. That's how good it is. I've always loved natural disaster movies and this one is creative, action packed and cute romance. I just love how they made the story and how they made it work living in Waterworld.
Michelle M. (mishkaness)
Reviewed on 2/20/2012...
This is basically "The Road Warrior" set in a giant bathtub. Entertaining, but not particularly original, except for the disturbing spectacle of Kevin Costner's webbed feet.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Pamela G. (pamgram1) from CHAFFEE, MO
Reviewed on 9/9/2011...
I say to each his own. As far as this movies goes my husband and I really liked this and wish they would add back in all the missing scenes from the Television debut. I did not get the extended version after reading all the comments about it not adding in all the missing/cut footage. So we bought the Blu Ray and same problem. So apparently you can't get the tv version on dvd.

I also really like Kevin Costner as an actor and thought he was really funny in "Tin Cup" with Rene Russo.
1 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL
Reviewed on 3/19/2011...
Kevin Costner takes A Dive

This movie began the destruction of Kevin Costner as an A list Hollywood actor. He was making large money when he made this film and it's awful. A cheesy sci-fi action flick with an environmental warning tacked on in an effort to make it seem more relevant than it is. Dennis Hooper plays a pirate using an oil tanker as his base. Reality dives out the window rally quickly. I can handle that, but this film appears to want it both ways. Keep some reality and ignore specific parts. It's this lack of focus which is the film's downfall.

It's entertaining in an Ed Wood Plan 9 From Outer Space type of way.
0 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Simon Gilmore | Fort Worth, TX USA | 11/05/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"A few years after Waterworld was released on video ABC aired an extended cut on public television. I have been waiting for a long time for the extended edition to be released and now it finally has been. While watching it I relied something that shocked me that is the ABC version, the cussing is gone, the violence is soften and some scenes have been cut out, and no Helen bare back shot. Even some of the sound effects and music has been changed. After doing more research I found this to be true. Instead of revising a 'true' extended edition Universal just put the ABC version on here (without commercials of course) and just added a 5.1 soundtrack to it. What a waste of money this was/is. I guess that's why it is only 15 bucks, I would have gladly spent 50 bucks for an unedited extended cut."
Better Than Some Would Lead You to Believe
Monkdude | Hampton, Virginia | 06/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"First off, I love the premise of the film and the musical score by James Newton Howard. It took me about two complete watches until I finally began to enjoy it. I liked how they used very little special effects and actually built everything you see on the water. The lack of CGI sets, vehicles and explosions are what caused Waterworld to be one the most expensive films ever made. Almost everything on screen was built by man, which is great in a world full of digital effects taking over the story in most flicks. This is one that I watch at least twice a year and it is worthy of any DVD collection."
The greatist movie that never was
Simon Gilmore | 08/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Waterworld is the perfect example of a director's dream that was flushed down the toilet. It had the capability to be the best movie of all time, but it was killed by a bad editing staff. I'm sure most people have never seen it, but there is another version of WaterWorld that was never released for the public, except through an airing on ABC in 1998. The original cut for the movie is 4 and a half hours long, and it would have been longer. There was a slave trading camp scene that was never shot because the set was sunk by a storm. The editing crew decided that no body would want to sit in a theater for 4.5 hour, so they cut out 2 hours of dialog. Thats 2 hours of story sent to the trash. I think that it was originally planned to release the full length version, but the idea was dropped when it bombed at the box-office. This is one truely amasing movie, that had the makings to be a modern epic. All the sets actually were floating on water, and all the mariner's boat footage was shot at sea. The story was inspiring, and the plot made you open your eyes to what is happening in our world. At 4.5 hours, a budget of $150 mil, and over 5000 extras, it was a movie of power and prestige. Too bad no one will ever know."