Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Dances With Wolves on blu-ray next week

Fans of the classic South Dakota-filmed western "Dances With Wolves" take note - it finally arrives on blu-ray disc on January 11, 2011.

According to www.blu-ray.com we can look forward to the 236-minute extended version of the film in glorious high-definition and full surround sound.

UPDATE 1/13/11 - Here's my mini-review of the blu-ray version of "Dances With Wolves" - Wow! The movie was always beautiful, but with the HD treatment this is just great. The extra scenes in the extended version make every detail of the storyline all the more understandable - why the soldiers had deserted Fort Sedgewick, Dunbar's full admission to Kicking Bird about the coming of the whites, etc. While we South Dakotans were proud to say that the entire theatrical release was filmed in our state, the extended version does have a short scene from the Grand Teton mountain range in Wyoming.

As a photographer, I also have to point out that the packaging for the blu-ray disc incorrectly lists one of the special features as a "Dances Photo Montage with Introduction by Photographer Bill Glass." I'm sure Ben Glass would appreciate if future printings of the packaging got his name right. Luckily it's correct within the disc and Ben's photos are spectacular.

1 comment:

  1. Since I posted this I have been in touch with Ben Glass, the Dances photographer. He was unaware of the misspelling of his name and is pursuing corrections in future printings.