The New World

4 discs. color. 172+ min. In English & Algonquin w/English subtitles. Criterion Collection. 2005. DVD ISBN 9781681431857. $39.95; 3-disc Blu-ray ISBN 9781681431840. $49.95. Rated: PG-13.
Between the increasingly polarizing auteur Terrence Malick's early masterworks (Badlands; Days of Heaven) and his recent cinematic tone poems (To the Wonder; Knight of Cups) comes this exquisitely shot amalgam of narrative storytelling and stream-of-consciousness filmmaking. Nature is as much the star as are Colin Farrell, Christian Bale, et al., as Jamestown settlers forging an uneasy alliance with a tribal chief and his daughter, Pocahontas (a marvelously naturalistic Q'orianka Kilcher). A stunningly remastered extended cut (one of three versions included) makes for a wonderful World. [Trailers, LJ 6/1/16]
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