Posted: 02/22/2011


Dances With Wolves on BluRay

by Del Harvey

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On January 11th, MGM Home Entertainment released DANCES WITH WOLVES on Blu-ray for the first time ever.

Hailed as a cinematic triumph, DANCES WITH WOLVES arrives January 11 for the first time on Blu-ray from MGM Home Entertainment. A stunning film that influenced audiences worldwide, the special 20th anniversary edition Blu-ray features an extended edition of Kevin Costner’s monumental directorial debut, newly restored and with a new 7.1 Master Audio track that creates the ultimate listening and viewing experience.

Directed by and starring Kevin Costner (Bull Durham; Mr. Brooks; The Untouchables), DANCES WITH WOLVES is considered one of the best films of the 1990s and is credited with reviving the Western film genre in Hollywood. The film received critical acclaim, winning seven Academy Awards® in 1990 including Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Sound and Best Picture.

DANCES WITH WOLVES tells the story of Lieutenant John Dunbar (Kevin Costner) who chooses a posting on the American Frontier and is soon accepted into a local Sioux tribe. The tribe names him “Dances with Wolves” and as time passes he falls in love with the beautiful “Stands with a Fist” (played by Mary McDonnell), a white woman adopted by the Sioux when her family was killed. John’s blissful new life is soon disrupted, however, when American soldiers advance on the frontier threatening the Sioux people. John is forced to make a decision that will not only affect him, but also the lives of those he now calls his people.

Dances with Wolves 2-Disc Blu-ray

Disc 1:
· 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio Track
· Extended cut of film includes over 50 minutes of extra footage
· Commentary by Kevin Costner and Producer Jim Wilson
· Commentary by Director of Photography Dean Semler and Editor Neil Travis
· New Interactive Special Features:
o Military Rank and Social Hierarchy Guide (interactive)
o Real History or Movie Make Believe (interactive)

Disc 2:
· A Day In The Life On The Frontier Featurette (*new*)
· The Creation of an Epic Retrospective Documentary
· Original Making-Of Featurette
· Original Music Video
· Dances Photo Montage with Introduction by Ben Glass
· Poster Gallery
· TV Spots

Dances with Wolves 1-Disc DVD
· Widescreen Theatrical Cut

Dances With Wolves Featurette Clip - “The Original Making Of Dances With Wolves - Kevin Costner On Directing The Film”

Del Harvey is the founder of Film Monthly, a film teacher, a writer and a film critic in Chicago.

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