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This review is from: The Last Of The Mohicans  [DVD] (DVD)The Last Of The Mohicans is a stirring, powerful and immensely beautiful film which is regarded as one of the best of the 1990's. Daniel Day-Lewis plays frontiersman Hawkeye, guiding a group of English people to safety which leads himself and his men into the on going feud between Britain and France. They soon learn they don't only need to survive the conflict, but of the cruel wilderness which has sided with the enemy.
The hype over the music in The Last Of The Mohicans is in no way over the top - it is perhaps one of the greatest depicted on film and it did win an oscar for best sound in 1992. Madeleine Stowe's performance as the heroic Cora Munro really is something. Daniel Day-Lewis is also special and it is hard to see another actor portray Hawkeye as convincingly as he does - he almost becomes the character and it resembles something like Robert De Niro in Raging Bull.
The finale is one of my all time personal favourites - although very bloody, it interwines all of the themes in the film and concludes it to devastating effect. Filmed in the forests and mountains of Carolina, the beautiful locations have in some way an impact of power.
This is without doubt a must for the DVD collection - the sound and picture transfer give the film itself justice. I feel however a film of this magnitude deserved perhaps better treatment - there's a solitary theatrical trailer yet no documentaries or commentary. Even minus these features, the purchase of the DVD should be for the film alone. It genuinely is a masterpiece.