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4.0 out of 5 stars Still not right!, 29 Nov 2012
This review is from: The Last of the Mohicans [Blu-ray] [1992] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
Waited and waited for what probably is my all time favorite movie bar maybe Gladiator (Extended cut). I have the VHS, region 2 DVD, region 1 Directors Cut and now the Bluray definitive cut whats the difference? The original region 2 was the one released in UK cinema's and then on VHS and DVD. The Directors cut was released in the USA and added several scenes such as a longer battle at Fort William Henry and a different extended end scene speech by Chingachgook, minus some graphical violence (cut to Magua's elbow) between Chingachgook and Magua. It also emitted the Clannad waterfall music (Criminal) and many of (Daniel Day Lewis), Hawkeye's one liners such as 'Clean it up anyway', 'Just dropped in to see how you boys was doing' which gave him a slightly more arrogant and rebellious type of portrayal. The definitive version now includes the Clannad music, a slightly longer Fort William Henry Battle scene a different dialogue order when Hawkeye is talking to 'Sachem' in the Huron camp in French through Major Heyward and the original ending including the more graphical violence between Chingachgook and Magua , Hawkeye's one liners are still omitted. Why could we just not have the whole thing with an arrogant Hawkeye or at least both versions how hard must that be. The Bluray transfer appears ok and worth the purchase but slightly dark in places better than the DVD. Is it as good as good as Sky's HD version which is the original region 2 version.
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Initial post: 12 Mar 2013 19:41:10 GMT
C. M. Watts says:
Thanks a million for your review. I did find the original widescreen VHS on Ebay in October 2012 but the VHS player ate the end of it. After speaking to another LOTM fan I was told he found a DVD here on Amazon/UK that was the same as the original including the music of Clannad and Hawkeye's one liners.
Why oh why would Mann fool around with a masterpiece I will never understand. Ah, knowing when a project is complete is what makes or break the finished work.
Well, I guess I will return to my original idea and ask someone to transfer the now repaired [like riding a bicycle, eh-heh] VHS to DVD.
Again appreciate your time and effort in writing this review. Just what I was searching for.
All the best.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2013 05:05:00 GMT
T. Keating says:
Hello

I want to get this film on dvd. what runtime is closet to the cinema release the 107min or the 112min. Thanks

thomas
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