While not quite as bad as its reputation, this notorious flop was plagued with problems, not the least of which was the battle for control of the film between nominal director Kevin Reynolds and star Kevin Costner. This release adds 40 minutes for a 176-minute runtime.

In a future where the polar ice caps have melted, an evolved mariner teams up with a woman and her daughter to find dry land, while being hunted by a gang of Jet Ski riding raiders led by Dennis Hopper.

Grade: C

Waterworld (Director’s Cut) is currently available.