Hailed as a cinematic triumph, "Dances With Wolves" arrives January 11 for the first time on Blu-ray from MGM Home Entertainment.
A stunning film that influenced audiences worldwide, the special 20th anniversary edition Blu-ray features an extended edition of Kevin Costner's monumental directorial debut, newly restored and with a new 7.1 Master Audio track that creates the ultimate listening and viewing experience.
Directed by and starring Costner, "Dances With Wolves" is considered one of the best films of the 1990s and is credited with reviving the Western film genre in Hollywood. The film received critical acclaim, winning seven Academy Awards in 1990 including Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Sound and Best Picture.
The film tells the story of Lieutenant John Dunbar (Kevin Costner) who chooses a posting on the American Frontier and is soon accepted into a local Sioux tribe. The tribe names him "Dances with Wolves" and as time passes he falls in love with the beautiful "Stands with a Fist" (played by Mary McDonnell), a white woman adopted by the Sioux when her family was killed.
John's blissful new life is soon disrupted, however, when American soldiers advance on the frontier threatening the Sioux people. John is forced to make a decision that will not only affect him, but also the lives of those he now calls his people.