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Dances With Wolves (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell & Graham Greene

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 15 years & over

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  You turned Indian, didn't ya!

| | See all MarkAvery's reviews (114)

So this is the surprise 7 Oscar hit which left Goodfellas with virtually nowt at the 1990 awards and propelled Kevin Costner into a megastar which lasted throughout his Nineties career.

This movie is a triumph on so many levels. Beautifully framed and very well written with well rounded characters which you really do care about. When movies are this long and slow it's imperitive that the storytelling is top notch and Kevin Costner acheived this faultlessly on his directorial debut.

The basis of this movie has been copied by such hits as "The Last Samurai" and "Avatar" where our lead is whisked away to unfamiliar surroundings in search of adventure and ultimately begin a journey of self discovery. This time it's into the lands of the native American Indians during the period of the Civil War.

The authenticity of the Indian tribes appears staggering with precise dialect and accurate costumes, the attention to detail is fantastic.

The cinematography is so wonderful that at times you wish for the grandness of a cinema screen just to give it justice. Great movie.

This is the theatrical release and sits at 3 hours in length, and I feel this is the better version when compared to the 4 hour directors cut.

MGM have granted this with an MPEG-4 AVC, 1080p, 2.36:1 framed transfer on a 50GB Blu-ray disc of exceptional quality.

This is a very natural transfer which shows all the elements of being captured on film when processed in HD.

The daylight scenes are exceptionally sharp and detailed with clothing fabrics and facial/skin detail very clear. The colour saturation is fantastic and they are extremely vibrant and rich. It's only when we go to the dimly lit scenes either at night or inside the tee pee's that we witness the grain field but this is only fine filmic grain and is never obtrusive.

Skin tones appear strikingly accurate and natural. The Indian face painting and fashoins really look a wonder in HD.

I also could not detect any digital enhancements with this conversion which is a huge plus. No edge enhancement, haloing or banding issues to worry about, and with the extremely fine filmic grain we can be sure that no DNR processes have been utilised.

This is a great package, both movie and transfer are top notch.

Highly recommended.

Movie 5/5 Transfer 4.5/5

  You turned Indian, didn't ya!

| | See all TMontanaSF's reviews (114)

So this is the surprise 7 Oscar hit which left Goodfellas with virtually nowt at the 1990 awards and propelled Kevin Costner into a megastar which lasted throughout his Nineties career.

This movie is a triumph on so many levels. Beautifully framed and very well written with well rounded characters which you really do care about. When movies are this long and slow it's imperitive that the storytelling is top notch and Kevin Costner acheived this faultlessly on his directorial debut.

The basis of this movie has been copied by such hits as "The Last Samurai" and "Avatar" where our lead is whisked away to unfamiliar surroundings in search of adventure and ultimately begin a journey of self discovery. This time it's into the lands of the native American Indians during the period of the Civil War.

The authenticity of the Indian tribes appears staggering with precise dialect and accurate costumes, the attention to detail is fantastic.

The cinematography is so wonderful that at times you wish for the grandness of a cinema screen just to give it justice. Great movie.

This is the theatrical release and sits at 3 hours in length, and I feel this is the better version when compared to the 4 hour directors cut.

MGM have granted this with an MPEG-4 AVC, 1080p, 2.36:1 framed transfer on a 50GB Blu-ray disc of exceptional quality.

This is a very natural transfer which shows all the elements of being captured on film when processed in HD.

The daylight scenes are exceptionally sharp and detailed with clothing fabrics and facial/skin detail very clear. The colour saturation is fantastic and they are extremely vibrant and rich. It's only when we go to the dimly lit scenes either at night or inside the tee pee's that we witness the grain field but this is only fine filmic grain and is never obtrusive.

Skin tones appear strikingly accurate and natural. The Indian face painting and fashoins really look a wonder in HD.

I also could not detect any digital enhancements with this conversion which is a huge plus. No edge enhancement, haloing or banding issues to worry about, and with the extremely fine filmic grain we can be sure that no DNR processes have been utilised.

This is a great package, both movie and transfer are top notch.

Highly recommended.

Movie 5/5 Transfer 4.5/5

  Oh Please if you Value Your Movies Avoid This One

| | See all ShotDeadKev72's reviews (6)

This movie is one of my all time loves. I got it on Blu Ray thinking it would add to my enjoyment of the movie but once I had it delivered and hit the play button my heart sank. The sound is terrible giving very little to the rear speakers. The movie is the theatrical version and with Blu Ray being able to hold so much data I was hoping I would have the full cut. You get no Bonus features what so ever on the Blu Ray. Your choices are simply Lang' and subtitles nothing more. If you really want to enjoy this movie buy the regular dvd extended cut. Incredible as this may seem the sound on the regular dvd is actualy much much better. What ever numb skull handled the trasfare from dvd to Blu Ray should be punished for high treason and willful destruction of one of the greatest movies ever made.

  Oh Please if you Value Your Movies Avoid This One

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This movie is one of my all time loves. I got it on Blu Ray thinking it would add to my enjoyment of the movie but once I had it delivered and hit the play button my heart sank. The sound is terrible giving very little to the rear speakers. The movie is the theatrical version and with Blu Ray being able to hold so much data I was hoping I would have the full cut. You get no Bonus features what so ever on the Blu Ray. Your choices are simply Lang' and subtitles nothing more. If you really want to enjoy this movie buy the regular dvd extended cut. Incredible as this may seem the sound on the regular dvd is actualy much much better. What ever numb skull handled the trasfare from dvd to Blu Ray should be punished for high treason and willful destruction of one of the greatest movies ever made.

  great western

| | See all awesomecity's reviews (987)

this movie is as good today as it always was. if you have the dvd i wouldnt bother upgrading to blu ray, but if you are buying new then its a good transfer. a classic movie.

  Dances With Wolves (Blu-ray)

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I wasnt sure if i should buy this film on Blu-ray as i read a lot of mixed reviews. I think it depends on what you are looking for on a disc. The picture quality on this Blu-ray release is outstanding, this is due to the fact that no extras are included on the disc and all the disc is used to give a better transfer of the movie. I was a little disapointed with the sound which I thought was a little lacking from the rear speakers at times. If you like your extras this is not the disc for you, but if its picture quality your looking for, which is what HD is all about this is up there with the best.

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  Absolute brilliant movie!

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One of the first movies I bought at play.com on DVD.
I can't wait to buy this blu-ray.
I am from the Netherlands, please can anyone tell me if this blu-ray have DUTCH subtitles? Thanks

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  What Happned To The Extended Version

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Such a shame that the extended version is not on Blu-Ray. That is what I was hoping for as it adds more to the story. Still a classic film to watch. No Doubt it will come out as special extended edition somewhere along the line \ shame ...

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  Awful, awful, awful!!!!

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I was really looking forward to this and when I received it yesterday I was.....well, I think my header says it all - A fantastic film but a terrible blu-ray release. Extremely disappointing.

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  A true masterpiece

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This movie started off the 1990's, and set the bar high. Few films if any bettered it. The extended dvd was great with DTS sound so blu ray should be stunning. Also pleased to see this looks like the original theatrical release which IMO is superior to the extended cut. Lets hope they have done a good job....

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