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Dances with Wolves /

by Costner, Kevin; Wilson, Jim (James A.); Eberts, Jake; McDonnell, Mary; Greene, Graham; Grant, Rodney A; Westerman, Floyd Red Crow; Cardinal, Tantoo; Herman, Jimmy; Rocket, Charles; Pastorelli, Robert; Pierce, Tony; Everett, Tom; Chaykin, Maury; Semler, Dean; Zamparelli, Elsa; Travis, Neil; Beecroft, Jeffrey; Barry, John; Blake, Michael; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Orion Pictures; Tig Productions; Majestic Films and Television International; MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Distributed by MGM Home Entertainment, [2005]Edition: Collector's ed., widescreen (2.35:1).Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 236 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 079285568X; 9780792855682.Language note: Soundtrack in English, Sioux, and Pawnee with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; open-captioned.Subject(s): United States. Army -- Officers -- Drama | United States. Army | Dakota Indians -- Drama | Intercultural communication -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- Drama | Armed Forces -- Officers | Dakota Indians | Intercultural communication | Man-woman relationships | Sioux Nation | Sioux Nation -- Drama | Drama | Feature films | Historical films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Feature films | Historical films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | DVD-Video discs
Contents:
Part 1 [Disc 1, side 1]. No gangrene -- Suicide mission -- A fool's errand -- The foulest man alive -- "This is my post" -- Clean-up duty -- Killing the messenger -- A friend in Two Socks -- The naked soldier -- What about the white man? -- Little big horse thieves -- Death of a husband -- "She's hurt!" -- Lost in the translation -- Remember the white words -- Official introductions -- Who killed the buffalo? -- The deep divide -- A successful hunt -- "Good trade."
Part 2 [Disc 1, side 2]. Wolf dancing -- A great honor -- The story of the fist -- "I am in mourning" -- A call to arms -- Permission to love -- The most important trail -- "Turned Injun, didn'cha?" -- Traitor status -- Wolves and other animals -- Parting gifts.
Awards: Academy Awards, USA, 1991: Oscar - Best Cinematography; Best Director; Best Film Editing; Best Music, Original Score; Best Picture; Best Sound; Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another MediumCast: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Tantoo Cardinal, Jimmy Herman, Charles Rocket, Robert Pastorelli, Larry Joshua, Tony Pierce, Tom Everett, Maury Chaykin.Summary: Rewarded for his heroism in the Civil War, Lt. John Dunbar wants to see the American frontier before it is gone. Assigned to an abandoned fort with a Sioux tribe as his only neighbor, he overcomes the language barrier and mutual fear and distrust to become a friend of the tribe. But his knowledge of their ultimate fate forces him to make a crucial decision.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A historical drama about the relationship between a Civil War soldier and a band of Sioux Indians, Kevin Costner's directorial debut was also a surprisingly popular hit, considering its length, period setting, and often somber tone. The film opens on a particularly dark note, as melancholy Union lieutenant John W. Dunbar attempts to kill himself on a suicide mission, but instead becomes an unintentional hero. His actions lead to his reassignment to a remote post in remote South Dakota, where he encounters the Sioux. Attracted by the natural simplicity of their lifestyle, he chooses to leave his former life behind to join them, taking on the name Dances with Wolves. Soon, Dances with Wolves has become a welcome member of the tribe and fallen in love with a white woman who has been raised amongst the tribe. His peaceful existence is threatened, however, when Union soldiers arrive with designs on the Sioux land. Some detractors have criticized the film's depiction of the tribes as simplistic; such objections did not dissuade audiences or the Hollywood establishment, however, which awarded the film seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

Based on the novel by Michael Blake.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1990.

Special feature material not rated or captioned.

Special features include: extended version with never-before-seen additional scenes; audio commentary with Kevin Costner and producer Jim Wilson; second audio commentary with the director of photography and the editor; "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; original theatrical trailer.

Part 1 [Disc 1, side 1]. No gangrene -- Suicide mission -- A fool's errand -- The foulest man alive -- "This is my post" -- Clean-up duty -- Killing the messenger -- A friend in Two Socks -- The naked soldier -- What about the white man? -- Little big horse thieves -- Death of a husband -- "She's hurt!" -- Lost in the translation -- Remember the white words -- Official introductions -- Who killed the buffalo? -- The deep divide -- A successful hunt -- "Good trade."

Part 2 [Disc 1, side 2]. Wolf dancing -- A great honor -- The story of the fist -- "I am in mourning" -- A call to arms -- Permission to love -- The most important trail -- "Turned Injun, didn'cha?" -- Traitor status -- Wolves and other animals -- Parting gifts.

Director of photography, Dean Semler ; edited by Neil Travis ; music composed and conducted by John Barry ; casting by Elizabeth Leustig ; production designer, Jeffrey Beecroft ; costume designer, Elsa Zamparelli.

Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Tantoo Cardinal, Jimmy Herman, Charles Rocket, Robert Pastorelli, Larry Joshua, Tony Pierce, Tom Everett, Maury Chaykin.

Rewarded for his heroism in the Civil War, Lt. John Dunbar wants to see the American frontier before it is gone. Assigned to an abandoned fort with a Sioux tribe as his only neighbor, he overcomes the language barrier and mutual fear and distrust to become a friend of the tribe. But his knowledge of their ultimate fate forces him to make a crucial decision.

MPAA rating: PG-13.

DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround; region 1 encoding.

Soundtrack in English, Sioux, and Pawnee with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; open-captioned.

Academy Awards, USA, 1991: Oscar - Best Cinematography; Best Director; Best Film Editing; Best Music, Original Score; Best Picture; Best Sound; Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

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