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3.0 out of 5 stars BEWARE -- Amazon's product description is wrong!!, May 1, 2010
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This review is from: Dances With Wolves (Blu-ray) Region Free (Blu-ray)
First off, let me say that this is a "five-star" film for me. My rating is based on Amazon's incorrect information on the product page.

The product being offered here by Amazon.com is the UK Region-free Blu-ray. It is NOT the long version as stated, but rather the theatrical release at 181 minutes' running time. I verified this by ordering the Blu-ray, then actually seeing the correct information on the back of the case.

The back of the case also says "letterbox," whereas on the Amazon.com product page the aspect ratio is given as "1.78:1". However, 1.78:1 fills a 16x9 widescreen TV's screen completely, so it cannot be "letterbox," i.e. with the black bars on the top and bottom of the picture. I returned the Blu-ray without opening it, so I don't know which it actually is.

Even after I called Amazon Customer Service and pointed out their mistakes on the product page, they have yet to correct the errors after a weeks' time! Shame on them!

If you want the full-length, i.e. 4-hour extended cut, on Blu-ray, you need to get the French version (region-free, with French nonforced subtitles only), or the German version, which is locked to Region B and thus will most likely not play on standard U.S. Blu-ray players.
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Initial post: Jul 16, 2010 11:52:19 AM PDT
Marty says:
1.78 is still letterbox regardless even if goes 16x9.If it says 4x3 that's standard.

Posted on Jun 14, 2011 6:23:03 AM PDT
M. Halpin says:
This info was a big help to me. Thank you very much. It is my number one film (and that is saying something) and I want to get the right version.
Unfortunately I've already bought the wrong one. It's four hours and all but it can only be played in USA and Canada. It's pretty much no good for me in Australia. I going to hunt for the French version now.

Posted on Dec 3, 2013 9:09:08 PM PST
I am profoundly disappointed if Amazon is practicing deceptive advertising. They are certainly making enough money to be truthful in their advertising and information. I hope they set this matter right ASAP. Shame on Amazon if they don't ...
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