Criterion Plans “Tree of Life” Extended Cut

A considerably longer version of Terrence Malick’s Palme d’Or winning 2011 film “The Tree of Life” is coming to the Criterion Collection with a rep confirming a new take that’s almost an hour longer and comes in just short of three hours long at 179 minutes.

The movie became something of legend years ago after cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki revealed that Malick had assembled a rumored a six-hour cut of the movie. That didn’t happen, but this new version isn’t pegged as a director’s cut rather it is a new take on the film with a different rhythm to it – similar to his revised cut of 2005’s “The New World”.

The clip will NOT include any new footage from the universe creation segment, instead it will flesh out the family and character stuff including family members entirely cut out of the original film, a closer look at Brad Pitt’s character’s upbringing, and a major natural catastrophe element.

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