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One-of-a-kind filmmaker-philosopher Terrence Malick has created some of the most visually arresting films of the twentieth century, and his glorious period tragedy Days of Heaven, featuring Oscar-winning cinematography by Nestor Almendros, stands out among them. In 1910, a Chicago steelworker (Richard Gere) accidentally kills his supervisor, and he, his girlfriend (Brooke Adams), and his little sister (Linda Manz) flee to the Texas panhandle, where they find work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer (Sam Shepard). A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fireóMalick captures it all with dreamlike authenticity, creating a timeless American idyll that is also a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor.

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Special Features

* New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Terrence Malick, editor Billy Weber, and camera operator John Bailey
* New Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack (with DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition)
* Audio commentary featuring Weber, art director Jack Fisk, costume designer Patricia Norris, and casting director Dianne Crittenden
* Audio interview with actor Richard Gere
* Video interviews with Bailey, cinematographer Haskell Wexler, and actor Sam Shepard
* PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Adrian Martin and a chapter from director of photography Nestor Almendrosís autobiography

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