The New World
Set in 1607 at the founding of the Jamestown Settlement, Terrence Malick's epic adventure chronicles the extraordinary actions of explorer John Smith (Colin Farrell) and Native American princess Pocahontas (Q'Orianka Kilcher). As English settlers and Native Americans clash, Smith and Pocahontas find their worlds colliding and their hearts entwined, but ancestral loyalty may tear them apart. Christian Bale and Christopher Plummer co-star.
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- Terrence Malick
- DVD and Blu-ray
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1, Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English SDHClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby True HD, English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; making-of featurette; trailer. This disc contains both the theatrical and unrated versions of the movie.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this film is focused on a clash of civilizations, European and Native Indian, beginning in 1607. Depicted largely in metaphorical imagery of woods, fields, rivers, and the settlement called Jamestown, the movie shows the difficulty of intercultural communication. It includes battle scenes (with guns, spears, tomahawks, explosions, and bloody bodies), as well as long, lyrical (non-narrative) passages that might be uninteresting for some younger viewers.
- Sexual Content
- Kissing and nuzzling in primitive setting; declarations of love.
- Battle scenes include explosions, spearings, shootings, and beatings.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- Old world and New World encounters are the subject of this movie. European settlers corrupt the land and abuse the Native peoples already residing in the "New World."
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Some smoking and drinking by the Europeans; Native rituals involve hallucinatory images.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it