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Story

Kevin Costner's 1990 epic won a bundle of Oscars for a moving, engrossing story of a white soldier (Costner) who singlehandedly mans a post in the 1870 Dakotas, and becomes a part of the Lakota Sioux community who live nearby. The film may not be a masterpiece, but it is far more than the sum of good intentions. The characters are strong, the development of relationships is both ambitious and careful, the love story between Costner and Mary McDonnell's character is captivating. Only the third-act portrait of white intruders as morons feels overbearing, but even that leads to a terribly moving conclusion. Costner's direction is assured, the balance of action and intimacy is perfect--what more could anyone want outside of an unqualified masterpiece? --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Available subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Commentary by Kevin Costner and producer Jim Wilson
  • Commentary by director of photography Dean Semler and editor Neil Travis
  • New extended version with never-before-seen additional scenes (236 minutes)
  • New "The Creation of an Epic" retrospective documentary
  • Original making-of featurette
  • Original music video
  • New Dances photo montage with introduction by Ben Glass
  • New Poster gallery
  • Number of discs: 2

Cast

Kevin CostnerLieutenant Dunbar
Mary McDonnellStands With A Fist
Graham GreeneKicking Bird
Rodney A. GrantWind In His Hair
Floyd 'Red Crow' WestermanTen Bears
Tantoo CardinalBlack Shawl
Robert PastorelliTimmons
Charles RocketLieutenant Elgin
Maury ChaykinMajor Fambrough
Jimmy HermanStone Calf
Nathan Lee Chasing His HorseSmiles A Lot
Michael SpearsOtter
Jason R. Lone HillWorm
Tony PierceSpivey
Doris Leader ChargePretty Shield

  • Genre: Western
  • Theme(s): Wild West
  • Director: Kevin Costner
  • Producer: Image
  • Length: 181 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaNov 21, 1990
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaJan 11, 2011
    EuropeOct 26, 2009
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMay 25, 2004
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