Posted Tue Sep 11, 2018 at 04:13 PM PDT by Tom Landy
The film has received a 4K restoration and the release includes 50 minutes of additional footage.
The Criterion Collection's The Tree of Life is now available on Blu-ray.
Four decades into an already legendary career, Terrence Malick realized his most rapturous vision to date, tracing a story of childhood, wonder, and grief to the outer limits of time and space. Reaching back to the dawn of creation, Malick sets a story of boyhood memories on a universal scale, charting the coming of age of an awestruck child (newcomer Hunter McCracken) in Texas in the 1950s, as he learns to navigate the extremes of nature and grace represented by his bitter, often tyrannical father (Brad Pitt) and his ethereal, nurturing mother (Jessica Chastain, in her breakout role). Achieved with the aid of cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and production designer Jack Fisk, the Palme d'Or-winning The Tree of Life marks the intimately personal, cosmically ambitious culmination of Malick's singular approach to filmmaking.
DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
* New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Terrence Malick and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
* New extended version of the film featuring an additional fifty minutes of footage
* Exploring "The Tree of Life," a 2011 documentary featuring collaborators and admirers of Malick's, including filmmakers David Fincher and Christopher Nolan
* New interviews with actor Jessica Chastain and visual-effects supervisor Dan Glass
* Interview from 2011 with composer Alexandre Desplat about the film, and a new interview with music critic Alex Ross about Malick's approach to music
* Video essay from 2011 by critic Matt Zoller Seitz
* PLUS: An essay by critic Kent Jones and a 2011 piece on the film by critic Roger Ebert
* Conversation from 2011 between Lubezki and American Society of Cinematographers president Stephen Lighthill
Check out The Tree of Life Criterion TEASER TRAILER over on Vimeo (we can't embed for privacy reason):
You can find the latest specs for The Tree of Life linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under September 11.
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