The Prince of Tides was released nearly 30 years ago… and I’ve just finished an updated director’s edition working with Criterion on this new package for over a year. I hope you enjoy it as much as I’ve enjoyed doing it.
We’ve restored the movie to a 4K restoration…and I combined commentary that I recorded in 1991 with new commentary that I recorded this past year. There is a special making-of featurette, along with some archival interviews recorded at the time of release, and a more recent interview I did in 2018. There’s audition and rehearsal footage, deleted scenes and alternate takes, and costume and makeup tests.
When I put the movie out in 1991, I played around with alternate credits, and even considered adding my vocals over the closing credits, which I decided against (you can hear why in the commentary). Those alternate credits are in the package too. There’s behind-the-scenes footage, a gag reel, a photo gallery, notes, and more.
I hope you can enjoy this package for years to come, and I especially hope it brings some comfort during these unsettling times of self-isolation.
This is the time when we’re estranged from each other…thank God we have movies to see.
Thank you all, and thank you Criterion!