The Tree Of Life: The Criterion Collection (2011)
Wednesday 7th November 2018
Terrence Malick's magnum opus, The Tree Of Life, a visionary hymn to nature and grace, is given the Criterion treatment on 19th November 2018 with a new edition featuring a new extended cut.
Four decades into an already legendary career, Terrence Malick (Days of Heaven) realised 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 (Fight Club's Brad Pitt) and his ethereal, nurturing mother (Jessica Chastain, in her breakout role).
Shot with nimble attention to life's most fleeting moments by Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity), the Palme d'Or-winning The Tree of Life marks the intimately personal, cosmically ambitious culmination of Malick's singular approach to filmmaking.
- New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Terrence Malick and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack
- 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 senior visual-effects supervisor Dan Glass
- New video essay by critic Benjamin B about the film's cinematography and style, featuring audio interviews with Lubezki, production designer Jack Fisk, and other crew members
- New interview with critic Alex Ross about Malick's use of classical music
- Video essay from 2011 by critic Matt Zoller Seitz and editor Serena Bramble
- An essay by critic Kent Jones and a 2011 piece on the film by critic Roger Ebert
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.