Dances With Wolves SE -
Winter of 2003 - 2 Disc set - 4 hour version a whole hour of added footage. Bonuses with these two discs;
Disc 1 - This has added
commentary by Kevin and Jim Wilson with the added footage. This is also a two sided disc. This added footage explains
why Fort Sedgewick is deserted. And a unique look at how the Sioux embraced Lt. Dunbar into their tribe as one of their
own. There is one scene that I love in this version and that is Wind in His Hair explaining to Dances With Wolves how he must
come up with a dowry to marry Stands With a Fist and how Kicking Bird must accept it in order for them to marry.
An second commentary is with the Director of
Photography, Dean Semler and Editor, Neal Travis.
But wait there are hidden gems in this Disc
1 on Side B you have Easter Eggs. If you click above the Main Menu you will find hidden graphics,
each graphic is a hidden behind the scenes clip. Here is what you get with the Easter Egg;
Indian on a Horse -
the behind the scenes of working with the Confederate re-enactors and the suicide run scene.
Feather - Kevin directing Timmons
Buffalo - Kevin being shown
how the mechanical buffalo works
Tee Pee - Kevin, cast
and crew working out the hatchet to the chest of the Union Soldiers who had captured Dances with Wolves.
Disc 2 - This is a totally extras
disc. It includes The Creation of an Epic - Retrospective Documentary that
is a very unique look at the making of Dances including the first day and Kevin's very first
setup as a director and how he set it up all wrong. To me this takes a lot of courage to put something like that out
Dances with Wolves - Photo Montage
- done by still photographer on Dances Ben Glass with introduction to all of the stills.
But wait there
is another Easter Egg on this Disc 2 also. Go above the main menu again;
Rearing Horse - Second
Wind a film put together by Neal Travis that was shown to the cast and crew of Dances
to show them how they look on film and how the film was progressing.