Dances with Wolves Saddles Up for Blu-ray

MGM Home Entertainment has announced that Kevin Costner’s Dances with Wolves will have its Blu-ray debut on January 11, 2011. Winner of seven Academy Awards (including Best Picture), the film was the directorial debut of Kevin Costner. Originally released with a run time of 175 minutes, Costner would produce a director’s cut that would add an hour to that running time. Those that prefer the the theatrical cut to the director’s cut, unfortunately only the director’s cut will be arriving on Blu-ray.

Newly restored and with a new 7.1 Master Audio track, the Blu-ray will retain all of the features found on the special edition DVD release plus a few more extras. The Blu-ray carries a suggested retail price of $21.99.

Special Features include:

Disc 1

  • 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

Dances with Wolves 1-Disc DVD

  • Widescreen Theatrical Cut

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