Dances with Wolves (US BD) in January

MGM Home Entertainment have announced the US Blu-ray Disc release of Dances with Wolves on 11th January 2011. Directed by and starring Kevin Costner, Dances with Wolves tells the story of Lieutenant John Dunbar (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.

Priced at $29.99 SRP, the special 20th anniversary edition Blu-ray features an extended edition of Kevin Costner’s directorial debut, newly restored and with a new 7.1 Master Audio track. Features are outlined below…

Disc 1:

  • English 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio Track
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • 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)

Disc 2:
  • 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

The film is also re-released on DVD but as a barebones disc with the theatrical cut. SRP is $19.99.

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