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5.0 out of 5 stars A Review of the German Blu-ray, 15 Sept. 2009
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This review is from: Dances with Wolves [Blu Ray] [Import] (Blu-ray)
This review was primarily written to communicate the technical specifications of the German blu ray release of Kevin Costner's timeless epic, Dances with Wolves. The story is that of a Union officer whose desire to experience America's ever-dwindling frontier territory leads him to request a posting to a remote fort. While the fort is mysteriously empty, his life there soon becomes more than fulfilling, when he makes contact with the local Lakota tribe, and his life and outlook are changed forever.

The English audio is the full 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (as is the German). English subtitles are present just for the parts where Native American languages are spoken, so you *don't* have to choose between having all the subs in English or not understanding what is going on - a problem that plagued other releases.

The disc is region B - the same as the UK. It is most *definitely* region locked, so US customers beware.

The wonderful animated menus are in German, but it is easy to select English audio: simply navigate to Sprachen/Ton and select Englische Fassung. There is no English subtitle option in the menu, but the English subs were on by default when I chose the English audio option, and you can also select them manually with the remote.

The transfer is excellent with good flesh tones, rich vivid colours and solid blacks. It does full justice to the stunning South Dakota landscapes. If you like your extras, the director's commentary is in English - with German subs that you can turn off - and the English trailer is also present. Other extras are in German.

I can also confirm that this is the full director's cut of the film, not merely the extended version. The exact running time is 3:56:39.

I ordered my copy from Amazon.de, as Amazon.uk were out of stock. The UK version has not, at the time or writing, been released, but in the event of any problems with it, you might consider purchasing this outstanding German blu ray. It will have you dancing with joy, if not with wolves.
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Initial post: 26 May 2013 01:41:42 BDT
jack russell says:
thanks for the imformation,I bought the french digibook version and guess what no subtitles on the native indian speaking(nightmare) now I know which one to get as I want the extended version,thanks again.

Posted on 18 Mar 2014 21:13:54 GMT
Mr C says:
The USA 20th Anniversary (USA region locked) directors cut extended edition won't play on my blu-ray player, thanks for clearing up that the German version is worth getting, confirming the subtitle situation and the exact running time.
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