Commentary - this archival audio commentary features art director Jack Fisk and editor Billy Weber, who have worked with Terrence Malick on all of his films, as well as costume designer Patricia Norris and casting director Dianne Crittenden. This is an informative and well done commentary, focusing primarily on the technical aspects and history of Days of Heaven, with a rather casual tone. It was recorded exclusively for the Criterion Collection in 2007.
Interviews - an audio interview with Richard Gere recorded exclusively for the Criterion Collection in 2007; and an interview with Sam Shepherd conducted in 2002 for Citrullo International. Both interviews are very strong, offering an abundance of informative comments from the two actors. The interview with Gere, in particular, is on par with the audio commentary offered on this disc. Without optional English subtitles. (13 min).
John Bailey/Haskel Wexler - John Bailey served as camera operator under Academy Award-winning cinematographer Nestor Almendros on Days of Heaven. Both Almendros and Bailey had to leave before filming concluded, due to prior commitments, and Haskel Wexler took over. Here, Bailey and Wexler talk about their friend Almendros, Terrence Malick's process, and their work in achieving the specific look Malick envisioned for the film. Mr. Wexler's comments are especially moving, as they address a lot of the "controversy" surrounding his involvement with the film. Without optional English subtitles. (21 min).
Booklet - a 42-page illustrated booklet containing Adrian Martin's essay "On Earth As It Is In Heaven" (the author is senior research fellow in film and television studies at Monash University and coeditor of Rouge); and Nestor Almendros' "Shooting Days of Heaven" (reprinted from the cinematographer's 1984 autobiography "A Man with a Camera").