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The New World

Terrence Malick

 
The New World (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • United States
  • 2005
  • 172 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • Algonquin, English
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  • Spine #826

This singular vision of early seventeenth-century America from Terrence Malick is a work of astounding elemental beauty, a poetic meditation on nature, violence, love, and civilization. It reimagines the apocryphal story of the meeting of British explorer John Smith (Colin Farrell) and Powhatan native Pocahontas (Q’orianka Kilcher, in a revelatory performance) as a romantic idyll between spiritual equals, then follows Pocahontas as she marries John Rolfe (Christian Bale) and moves to England. With production designer Jack Fisk’s raw re-creation of the Jamestown colony and Emmanuel Lubezki’s marvelous, naturally lit cinematography, The New World is a film of uncommon power
and technical splendor, one that shows Malick at the height of his visual and philosophical powers.

Cast

Captain SmithColin Farrell
PocahontasQ’orianka Kilcher
Captain NewportChristopher Plummer
John RolfeChristian Bale
PowhatanAugust Schellenberg
OpechancanoughWes Studi

Credits

DirectorTerrence Malick
Written byTerrence Malick
ProducerSarah Green
Executive producersBill Mechanic, Rolf Mittweg, Toby Emmerich and Mark Ordesky
Executive producerTrish Hofmann
Director of photographyEmmanuel Lubezki
Production designJack Fisk
ComposerJames Horner

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New 4K digital restoration of the 172-minute extended cut of the film, supervised by cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and director Terrence Malick and featuring material not released in theaters, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-rays
  • High-definition digital transfers of the 135-minute theatrical cut and the 150-minute first cut of the film, supervised by Lubezki, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks on the Blu-rays
  • New interviews with actors Colin Farrell and Q’orianka Kilcher
  • New program about the making of the film, featuring interviews with producer Sarah Green, production designer Jack Fisk, and costume designer Jacqueline West
  • Making “The New World,” a documentary shot during the production of the film in 2004, directed and edited by Austin Jack Lynch
  • New program about the process of cutting The New World and its various versions, featuring interviews with editors Hank Corwin, Saar Klein, and Mark Yoshikawa
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: A book featuring an essay by film scholar Tom Gunning, a 2006 interview with Lubezki from American Cinematographer, and a selection of materials that inspired the production

    New cover by Robert Hunt

Film Essays

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The New World: Dwelling in Malick’s New World

By Tom Gunning July 25, 2016

In his masterful reimagining of the story of John Smith and Pocahontas, Terrence Malick meditates on the nature of beauty and America’s path from innocence to experience. Read more »

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From the Malick Archives

November 30, 2016

Today, we’re celebrating the seventy-third birthday of one of American cinema’s most lyrical and enigmatic storytellers. Over the course of more than four decades, Terrence Malick has . . . Read more »


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Film Essays

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The New World: Dwelling in Malick’s New World

By Tom Gunning July 25, 2016

In his masterful reimagining of the story of John Smith and Pocahontas, Terrence Malick meditates on the nature of beauty and America’s path from innocence to experience. Read more »

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