Dances With Wolves (Special Edition) (Sous-titres français) [Import]
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Sadly, the OscarÂ®-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 vers
Kevin Costner's 1990 epic won a bundle of Oscars for a moving, engrossing story of a white soldier (Costner) who singlehandedly mans a post in the 1870 Dakotas, and becomes a part of the Lakota Sioux community who live nearby. The film may not be a masterpiece, but it is far more than the sum of good intentions. The characters are strong, the development of relationships is both ambitious and careful, the love story between Costner and Mary McDonnell's character is captivating. Only the third-act portrait of white intruders as morons feels overbearing, but even that leads to a terribly moving conclusion. Costner's direction is assured, the balance of action and intimacy is perfect--what more could anyone want outside of an unqualified masterpiece? --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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Video: This all-new Hi-Def Transfer gave the picture a very pristine and vivid look. The scenery was breathtaking. The grain consistency was film-like. Oscar-winner Dean Semler's gorgeous cinematography was ably on display. Blacks are rock solid. A 2.35:1 picture using an anamorphic lens truly showed off nobly how great and good-looking this epic picture was. (5/5)
Audio: The DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio was equally impressive, with great fidelity and deep bass. The surround was aggressive throughout. Dialogue was clear. John Barry's score was also first class. (5/5)
Trivia: In the opening scene where two doctors were examining John Dunbar, the man on the table was Kevin Costner's stand-in. The two people playing the doctors were actually the film's producer, Jim Wilson on the left and director/star Costner on the right. The voices were dubbed by other actors. And there were two wolves used.Read more ›
As I began building my DVD collection, I considered it a "must have." But, I really hesitated buying the Special Extended Edition because a lot of reviewers had stated that the DVD was "overly long" and that the extended scenes had really hurt the content of the film.
Well, in my opinion, these critics are dead wrong. The special edition is every bit as beautiful and stirring as the original release. Yes, the pace of the film is slow, but never boring or dull. There is so much for the viewer to just sit back and take in.
And I wonder how many of those who complained about the movie's four hour length have ever sat through a 4-6 hour mini-series, plus commercials. My advice - view longer films over 2-3 nights, take your time and enjoy an epic such as Dances.
I highly recommend this version. It's a real shame that Kevin Costner's run at the top was so short. In a span of only a few years, he gave us The Untouchables, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, and of course, his masterpiece, Dances With Wolves. We have all heard enough Waterworld jokes, so I will refrain. Who knows, maybe some day soon, KC will find that cinema magic once again.
For those who have never seen thismovie: it is a quintessentially American story. For centuries, school children in America read Pilgrim's Progress, that ham handed allegory of one man's stuggle to attain the Celestial City. While schools no longer put that book in front of their pupils, it continues to influencce American culture and mythololgy. Thus, in this movie, we have one man's search for the ideal society. We have shades of Pocahontas, all told through the philosphy of the "noble savage". That is, is a state of nature, humans are essentially good. So, we have this one man who heads out west during the Civil War in the US, to experience humans and the land in their natural state before the white men come in and despoil it all. He meets up with some Natives and gradually becomes part of their culture. This movie makes good use of costumes to help drive the plot.Read more ›
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very good, actually excellent story made today. watch it over and over for it has a real, romantic story but with adventure. amazon delivered all movies quicklyPublished 8 months ago by beverly liggett
I am glad to be able to obtain this classic movie; it is one for which I have been looking a while.Published 10 months ago by Karl Waltz