The Tree of Life Blu-ray
DigiPack / Extended Cut
Criterion | 2011 | 1 Movie, 2 Cuts | 189 min | Rated PG-13 | Sep 11, 2018
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Two-disc set (2 BD-50)
The Tree of Life (The Criterion Collection)(2011) Blu-ray
The impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950's following the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.
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). Shot with nimble attention to life’s most fleeting moments by Emmanuel Lubezki, the Palme d’Or–winning The Tree of Life marks the intimately personal, cosmically ambitious culmination of Malick’s singular approach to filmmaking.
Director: Terrence Malick
Writer: Terrence Malick
Starring: Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, Sean Penn, Tye Sheridan, Fiona Shaw, Joanna Going
Special Features and Technical Specs:
- BRAND 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
- AND MORE...
- PLUS: An essay by critic Kent Jones and a 2011 piece on the film by critic Roger Ebert
- Optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature