- Written by SECRETS Movie Review Team
- Published on 01 March 2011
- Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - March, 2011
- The Last Unicorn (Blu-ray)
- Bambi (Blu-ray)
- Memento (Blu-ray)
- Dances with Wolves (Blu-ray)
- For Colored Girls (Blu-ray)
- Thelma & Louise (Blu-ray)
- Raging Bull (Blu-ray)
- Skyline (Blu-ray)
- Les Miserables: The 25th Anniversary Concert (Blu-ray)
- The Miracle Maker (Blu-ray)
- Rain Man (Blu-ray)
- The Switch (Blu-ray)
- Last Tango In Paris (Blu-ray)
- Moonstruck (Blu-ray)
- All Pages
"Dances with Wolves" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by Stephen Hornbrook
During the America Civil War, Lt. Dunbar leads his troops into a victorious battle. He requests to be sent off to the western frontier where he sets up camp all alone. Soon he has a visitor in the form of a wolf that he befriends and names Two Socks. Dunbar also meets the local Sioux Indian tribe and discovers a white woman, "Stands with Fist" who has been raised by the tribe. They fall in love and he becomes and honorary member of the tribe, adjusting many of his white-man ways to those of the Sioux.
- 1990, Color, Rated PG-13, 3 Hr 54 min
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Codec: AVC
- English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
- Starring: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene
- Directed by Kevin Costner
- Violence: Yes
- Sex: Mild
- Language: No
Dances with Wolves is, arguably, Kevin Costner's finest contribution to cinema history. I have always loved this movie and its "epicness" in every sense - cinematography, acting, music, and, especially with this extended cut, length. The film has great character development which leads to a very touching story. You would have to be quite heartless to not feel something when watching Dancing with Wolves. MGM has released a beautiful blu-ray of this movie and I consider it a must own for any movie buff.
The video quality on this blu-ray is leaps and bounds above the old dvd copy I have. MGM has provided us with a very soft, but highly detailed, film-like transfer. It feels like there is nothing between you and the movie. The new DTS HD Master Audio 7.1 mix is a thing of beauty. John Barry's amazing score is reproduced wonderfully as are the intense gun shots, stampeding buffalo, and subtle sounds of nature.
Pretty much the same as the 2 Disc DVD special edition, consisting of: Audio Commentary, Featurettes, Retrospective Documentary, Music Video, Gallery, Trailers, TV spots.