Kevin Costner stars in and directs this triumphant masterpiece written by Michael Blake, based on his novel. On Blu-ray for the very first time, this breathtaking 20th Anniversary Edition includes an extended cut of the film and all-new exclusive extras. Winner of seven Academy Awards®, including Best Directing and Best Picture,* this modern classic tells the story of Lt. Dunbar (Costner), a Civil War hero who befriends a tribe of Sioux Indians while stationed at a desolate outpost on the American frontier. What follows is a series of unforgettable moments – from Dunbar’s tender scenes with Stands With A Fist (Mary McDonnell), to the thrilling, action-packed buffalo hunt. Experience the excitement, emotion and sweeping beauty of this cinematic treasure as never before on Blu-ray!
Disc 1: Widescreen Feature Extended Cut Blu-ray
**Commentary by Kevin Costner and Producer Jim Wilson
**Commentary by Director of Photography Dean Semler and Editor Neil Travis
**Military Rank and Social Hierarchy Guide
**Real History or Movie Make-Believe?
**A Day in the Life on the Western Frontier
**The Original Making of Dances with Wolves
**The Creation of an Epic - A Retrospective Documentary
**Original Music Video Featuring Music by John Barry
**Poster GalleryDances Photo Montage with Introduction by Ben Glass
**Theatrical Trailer and TV spots
Cast & Crew
As a director, Costner is alive to the sweep of the country and the expansive spirit of the western-movie tradition.
In his directorial debut, Kevin Costner brings a rare degree of grace and feeling to this elegiac tale.
It's a rousing adventure, a touching romance, and a stirring drama.
A simple story, magnificently told.
Recalls the sweep as well as the intimacy of a David Lean epic.
Costner (with Michael Blake's screenplay) creates a vision so childlike, so willfully romantic, it's hard to put up a fight.
A stunning combination of all-American boyishness and sweeping grandeur.