Dances With Wolves is a family favorite around here… and has it really been 20 years since it first came out?! This is definitely one of those classic movies you should already have, but it is now available on Blu-Ray for the first time as of January 11, 2011, so get yourself a copy of that version too.
You may not have seen this film yet and wonder what the Dances With Wolves movie is.. well, here’s the synopsis: 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 was directed by and starred Kevin Costner (Bull Durham; Mr. Brooks; The Untouchables). This movie is considered one of the best films of the 1990s and is credited with reviving the Western film genre in Hollywood. The film also received critical acclaim, winning seven Academy Awards® in 1990 including Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Sound and Best. Not too shabby, right?!
This Blu-ray copy will come with the following features:
- 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:
- – Military Rank and Social Hierarchy Guide (interactive)
- – Real History or Movie Make Believe (interactive)
- 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