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A "truly spectacular" (The New York Times) film that combines action, romance and breathtaking adventure, Dances With Wolves is "a cinematic masterpiece" (American Movie Classics) that is nothing short of "a triumph" (Roger Ebert)!Sent to protect a US outpost on the desolate frontier, Lt. John Dunbar (Kevin Costner) finds himself alone in the vast wilderness. Befriending the very people he's sent to protect the outpost from, the Sioux Indians, Dunbar slowly comes to revere those he once feared. But when the encroaching US Army threatens to overrun the Sioux, he is forced to make a choiceone that will forever change his destiny and that of a proud and defiant nation.
Sadly, the Oscar®-winning cut of Kevin Costner's Western is nowhere to be found on this two-disc set. This "extended version" adds 58 minutes to the three-hour film, most of which was seen in TV airings. The extra hour is unique in the history of new versions of a great film; it neither wastes the viewer's time (JFK) nor vastly improves the film (Once Upon a Time in America). There is more character building, but also extends some scenes unnecessarily. Regardless, there's lot more here. The new 81-minute documentary does an excellent job of chronicling the film, from Michael Blake's book to Oscar night with new interviews and vintage behind-the-scenes footage; it's one of the best made-for-DVD retrospectives. There are two commentary tracks, the better one by Costner and producer Jim Wilson, although most of it is from a recording made for the laserdisc. Another nice feature is the presentation of on-set photographs set to John Barry's moving score. --Doug Thomas
Why does this film get worse, every time I see it ? Hmmmm.
Costner is Good
Cinematography is great
Who casted Mary McDonnell ? Read more
Classic that most everyone should watch although they could easily have left out the racy scene. I skipped through that with my preteens and they loved it.Published 5 days ago by mmm
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|This item is listed as "IMPORT" - will it play on my blu-ray player?||
Thanks for your feedback James! After reading your suggestion, I returned my order from here, and purchased from Amazon UK also. It was under $18 and I received it in only 10 days. It's exactly what I want, just the movie in blu-ray, the theatrical time run (around 3 hours), and correct aspect... Read More
May 28, 2010 by Dr.World | See all 4 posts
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Hello! I believe the 'pop-up' is all you get, there does not seem to be extra features on this version, just languages and subtitles. I am not disappointed though, as having the ORIGINAL length (my preference) film in blu is worthwhile in itself!
Jun 3, 2011 by Jrum C. | See all 2 posts
|Is there an option to only hear the music?||
I have the soundtrack CD. Don't know if it's still available though.
Jul 10, 2008 by Gary P. Melamed | See all 3 posts
|Blu-Ray DTS only in english||
I have waited and waited for this film with a Spanish track. Virtually every film made has a French track for the benefit of 7 million French speaking Canadiens. There are 45 MILLION SPANISH SPEAKING PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY. The whole population of Canada, English and French speaking, is only 34... Read More
Mar 7, 2010 by J. Carlquist | See all 2 posts
|Re-release or new edition?||
The special edition DVD is the extended edition on a double sided disc accompanied by a single sided disc of extras.
Feb 22, 2009 by Eric Pregosin | See all 2 posts
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