Dances with wolves [videorecording] / an Orion Pictures release ; Tig Productions ; Majestic Films International ; producers, Kevin Costner, Jim Wilson ; screenplay writer, Michael Blake ; director, Kevin Costner.
Other Titles: Dances with wolves.
Edition: Special ed. ; Widescreen version (2.35:1 ; 16x9).
Publisher: [United States] : MGM Home Entertainment, , c1990.
Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 236 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subject: Sioux Nation Drama.
Man-woman relationships Drama.
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Drama.
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Credits: Director of photography, Dean Semler ; editors, Neil Travis ... [et al.] ; original music, John Barry ; costume designer, Elsa Zamparelli ; production designer, Jeffrey Beecroft ; executive producer, Jake Eberts.
Performers: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant, Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman, Tantoo Cardinal, Robert Pastorelli, Charles Rocket, Maury Chaykin.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13.
Notes: English, Sioux, and Pawnee dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; Closed captioned.
Information from pre-release promotional materials; release date: May 30, 2003.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
Based on the novel by Michael Blake.
Special features: extended version with never-before-seen additional scenes; audio commentary with Kevin Costner and producer Jim Wilson; second audio commentary with the director of photography and the editor; "The creation of an epic" retrospective documentary; original making-of featurette; original music video; "Dances" photo montage with introduction by Ben Glass; poster gallery; TV spots; original theatrical trailer.
Academy Awards, USA, 1991: Oscar - Best Cinematography (Dean Semler); Best Director (Kevin Costner); Best Film Editing (Neil Travis); Best Music, Original Score (John Barry); Best Picture (Jim Wilson, Kevin Costner); Best Sound (Russell Williams II, Jeffrey Perkins, Bill W. Benton, Gregory H. Watkins; Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Michael Blake).
Summary: Rewarded for his heroism in the Civil War, Lt. John Dunbar wants to see the American frontier before it is gone. Assigned to an abandoned fort with a Sioux tribe as his only neighbor, he overcomes the language barrier and mutual fear and distrust to become a friend of the tribe. But his knowledge of their ultimate fate forces him to make a crucial decision.