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The tree of life

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Director-approved three-DVD special edition.


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken, Laramie Eppler, Tye Sheridan, Fiona Shaw.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2018]

Physical Description

3 videodiscs (139 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded sheet (color illustrations ; 19 cm.)


MPAA rating: PG-13; some thematic material.


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 in Texas in the 1950s, as he learns to navigate the extremes of nature and grace represented by his bitter, often tyrannical father and his ethereal, nurturing mother. 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.


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Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.

Special features: New 4K digital restoration, supervised and approved by director Terrence Malick and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubeski ; 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 ; new video essay by critic Benjamin B about the film's cinematography and style, featuring audio interviews with Luezki, production designer Jack Fisk, and other crew members ; new interview with music critic Alex Ross about Malick's use of classical music ; video essay from 2011 by critic Matt Zoller Seitz and editor Serena Bramble ; trailer.


  • Disc one. Theatrical film
  • Disc two. Extended edition
  • Disc three. Special features.

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