The Prince of Tides Criterion Edition – Out Now!
March 31, 2020, 9:27am

The Prince of Tides Criterion Edition – Out Now!

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!

Stay safe,



  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by actor, producer, and director Barbra Streisand, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Streisand, recorded in 1991 and updated in 2019
  • Making-of featurette
  • Excerpt from a 2018 interview with Streisand, conducted by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez on El Rey Network’s The Director’s Chair
  • Audition and rehearsal footage
  • Deleted scenes and alternate takes
  • Costume and makeup tests
  • Alternate end credits with a vocal performance by Streisand
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Gag reel
  • Production-stills gallery and other archival materials
  • Interview with author Pat Conroy from a 1992 episode of Cinema Showcase with Jim Whaley
  • Interview with Streisand from a 1992 episode of the British television show Aspel & Company with Michael Aspel
  • Notes from Conroy to Streisand
  • Trailers
  • PLUS: An essay by film historian Bruce Eder