'Last of the Mohicans: Director's Definitive Cut'
(Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig, Jodhi May, et al / Blu Ray / R / (1992) 2010 / 20th Century Fox)
Overview: An epic adventure and passionate romance unfold against the panorama of a frontier wilderness ravaged by war. Academy Award(R) winner Daniel Day-Lewis (Best Actor in 1989 for My Left Foot) stars as Hawkeye, rugged frontiersman and adopted son of the Mohicans, and Madeleine Stowe is Cora Munro, aristocratic daughter of a proud British Colonel. Their love, tested by fate, blazes amidst a brutal conflict between the British, the French and Native American allies that engulfs the majestic mountains and cathedral-like forests of Colonial America.
Blu-Ray Verdict: This is a outstanding movie that has it all, action, war, love, jealousy, betrayal, passion, honor, friendship, courage, sacrifice, death and sorrow, and freedom! This movie gives you a remarkable glimpse of Colonial America, and how the brave men and women, lived during these daring, and dangerous, unsettled times.
This is a story about the last of the Mohicans, a native american who is a very brave and honorable man who is Mohican; he has two brave, handsome sons, that he has raised to honorable manhood, except one is white who is (Daniel Day-Lewis) named Hawkeye. He loves his sons and is very proud of them both!
They all get caught up in the war between the British and the French, who have Indian allies, some are bitter renegades, full of hate and betrayal, and going on killing war parties.
The Mohicans help save the beautiful daughters of a British Colonial Munroe, and Hawkeye falls in love with one of them, that is named Cora. Together they go on a incredible journey across the breathtaking beauty of the forest, and waterfalls, and mountains, and splender of Colonial America, to get to the fort where the daughter's father (Colonial Munro) is trying to defend the fort, from a French takeover. Then their journey takes on a dramatic turn, that changes them forever!
This is a great movie, even better now that it's on crisp, clear, Blu-ray. I highly recommend it! The chemisty, and looks that pass between handsome Hawkeye and the very beautiful Cora is awesome and hot! I loved this movie, it had a lot of action, and it gives you a idea of how hard and uncertain it was, especially during the harsh, fighting battle scenes! And it made me sad to know that the Mohicans are a vanishing people, who will be no more part of the frontier, because of the ever increasing, changing times of Colonial America!
And I also loved the protective way the handsome Mohican brother, of Hawkeye watched over the other very beautiful, younger daughter of Munroe, it seemed like in a unspoken way, that they belonged together! Awesome movie! This movie was very well done! and I loved the wonderful, outstanding work of the people behind the camera lens! [TS] This is a Widescreen Presentation (2.40:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Audio Commentary by Michael Mann
All-New making of 'The Last of the Mohicans' Featurette