Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|LAST OF THE MOHICANS |
Genres: Action & Adventure
An epic adventure and passionate romance unfold against the panorama of a frontier wilderness ravaged by war. Academy AwardÂ(r) winner Daniel Day-Lewis (Best Actor in 1989 for My Left Foot) stars as Hawkeye, rugged fronti... more »
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We ALL got SCALPED on this Blu-ray release!
R. BOW | Queens, New York | 10/15/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"My years of anticipation were met with such cruel disappointment for this Blu-ray release of Michaels Mann's Last of the Mohicans. How is it allowed that one of my all-time favorite movies be issued in hi-def WITHOUT the hi-def?
I kept having to adjust brightness, tint, volume, sharpness throughout the viewing of this disc to try to compensate for the lackluster degraded transfer of this film. Everything said about the picture being way too dark, hazed over in yellow/orange is all sadly true. My adjustments took something else away from the picture and left me sooo frustrated and confused I could hardly believe it. My DVD of this movie looks better on a standard def tv. A hardy BOOOOO HISSSSSSS! go out to the team in charge of this one. HUGE LET DOWN!"
Better than DVD but still not as good as theatrical version
Aaron | Houston, TX | 10/13/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Last of the Mohicans is one of my top ten favorite movies so I was very excited to get this in Blu-Ray. Unfortunately, I was greatly disappointed. Most of us fans recall seeing this movie in the theaters and fondly remember the stunning panoramic scenes. I was expecting breathtaking blu-ray quality. Unfortunately, the picture doesn't look any better in most instances than an upscaled DVD. After telling my wife about how great the visuals were in the movie, I was quite frankly embarrased as we watched it.
This version adds back many of the deleted parts from the theatrical version. So I'd say it's mostly like the theaterical versions except with a few additions. However there are still minor things missing that most fans will easily remember from the original theatrical release. Here's a list of differences:
(1) Still missing is the line: "Haven't you got anything better to do on the lake today, Major?"
(2) Still missing: Uncas says: Too easy to track; they'd be heard for miles missisng is the final part: "Find yourself a musket."
(3) The BR retains the Clannad song over the chase scene but the lyrics aren't exactly the same (that is the song is used but the parts of the song used are different which is better than the DVD version, but still not what we fans wanted).
(4) The preachy last lines of Chingachgook are eliminated leaving the preferred ending.
(5) The line where Hawkeye says he heads to the North then suddenly turns left is added but the final line in that part of the dialog "clear it up any" is missing.
I also believe the fight scenes were edited. Some of the cuts look poorly made and not as I remember them."
BluRay - Excellent director commentary, poorly presented col
CharlieMike | NC | 10/14/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"It's always good to hear Michael Mann talk about anything and the commentary here is excellent.
However, the color in this BluRay presentation is not good. Much worse than the DVD and theater release. Darker, inaccurate, and unpleasant to the eye. There are exceptions. The officer uniforms and the flags at the surrender negotiations are in full magnificent color, but the surrounding scene is muted and ugly. The scene, early on, where the carriage crosses the Biltmore
Estate bridge, is so muted and so lacking in contrast as to be nearly unwatchable. What a shame. I'll stick with the DVD of this magnificent movie and be totally content. Skip the Blu-Ray edition is my recommendation."