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New Waterworld 4k Blu-ray Edition Adds Dolby Vision & Dolby Atmos, plus Newly Restored Versions

Waterworld 4k Ultra HD Arrow Video Limited Edition
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Arrow Video has remastered Kevin Costner’s epic film Waterworld from the original film elements. The movie was previously released in 2019 on 4K Blu-ray, but this new edition brings some added presentation specs that are certainly intriguing for the home media enthusiast.

For one, the 2019 presentation of Waterworld on 4K Blu-ray featured a DTS:X track. The new Arrow edition will offer audio in Dolby Atmos instead.  DTS:X and Atmos are immersive formats that are typically supported by high-end receivers and sound bars. It will be interesting to compare the two mixes.

On the visual side, Waterworld will now feature Dolby Vision HDR, the superior High Dynamic Range spec. Why is it superior? The main difference between the two is that Dolby Vision is dynamic whereas HDR10 is static throughout the video stream. A side-by-side comparison may reveal differences in the DV versus HDR10 treatment of color and contrast.

The Limited Edition also includes three versions of Waterworld spread out over the three discs. The only version that appears on the 4k disc is the Theatrical Version. The two 1080p (HD) Blu-rays include the extended US TV cut (with over 40 additional minutes) and the extended European Ulysses cut (which includes previously censored shots and dialogue). Arrow’s description of this edition indicates all three versions have been newly restored.

In addition to updated video and audio specs, the new Arrow Video 3-disc edition includes a double-sided fold-out poster, collector’s cards, and a 60-page gook with writings, photos, and archival articles. A reversible sleeve features original artwork by Paul Shipper (the same artwork released in 2019 editions from Arrow Video).

Arrow Video’s 4k Blu-ray 3-Disc Limited Edition of Waterworld releases on June 27, 2023. The edition has an MSRP of $59.95, now priced $42.99 on Amazon.

Waterworld 3-Disc Limited Edition Features


  • Three cuts of the film newly restored from original film elements by Arrow Films
  • 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 writing on the film by David J. Moore and Daniel Griffith, and archival articles
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper


  • 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible) of the original theatrical cut
  • Dolby Atmos, 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo audio options
  • Maelstrom: The Odyssey of Waterworld – feature-length making-of documentary including extensive cast and crew interviews and behind-the-scenes footage
  • Dances With Waves – original archival featurette capturing the film’s production
  • Global Warnings – film critic Glenn Kenny explores the subgenre of ecologically themed end-of-the-world films
  • Production and promotional still gallery
  • Visual effects still 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
  • Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo audio options


  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the extended European Ulysses cut, which includes previously censored shots and dialogue
  • Original 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and 2.0 stereo audio options
Jeff Chabot
Jeff Chabothttps://hd-report.com
Jeff has a background in photography, video and television production. He writes about technology, broadcasting, home theater, and digital entertainment.


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