reckon that most people have seen this movie and this two disc collector’s
edition is a good way to fully do it justice. Filmed back when Kevin Costner
was extremely popular, he plays the part of John Dunbar, a lieutenant in the
Union during the Civil War. Regarded as a hero by his troops after an
accident, to avoid publicity and attention he gets posted to the West but
finds the post deserted. Too far from civilization to return without
perishing, he must find a way to live with the Sioux Indians who have an
encampment out in the wilderness.
the whites slowly take over the United States, they approach Dunbar’s now
adopted people, the Sioux. A moral and ethical dilemma ensues as he has made a
life with the Indians that is ultimately more enriching that anything he could
have ever hoped for.
sheer power of this story is enriching enough of itself, but the story has
been done full justice with the addition of the second DVD. The running time
of this movie is a massive 227 minutes long and I was thrilled to find that
there was a commentary included by Kevin Costner who also directed this epic
and co-conspirator and producer Jim Wilson. Followed up by that is another
(not as interesting) commentary by Director of Photography Dean Semler and
Editor Neil Travis.
There were some complaints about earlier prints of this film with less than
satisfactory transfers over to DVD, however for the most part there was very
little to complain about when watching the feature. I observed a little bit of
aliasing in the start of the film and in the wheat fields, the rest of the
title was satisfactory. Audio was also satisfactory with a nice mix although
nothing ever really shone to make it stand out.
you haven't seen this movie, it's a genuine recommendation that you take the
time out to have a look. A brilliantly crafted tale that does show Costner at
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