Get even more action and adventure in this special Director's Definitive Cut of The Last of the Mohicans! An epic adventure and passionate romance unfold against the panorama of a frontier wilderness ravaged by war. Academy Award® 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. Based on the American literary classic by James Fenimore Cooper.
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I was unsure whether to watch this on iTunes, because many of the reviews complained about the 'Directors Cut' which apparently degraded the movie. However this edition is the 'Directors Definitive Edition' and I personally thought it was as good as the original I saw (many times), and I couldn't find any criticism about the Definitive Edition online. All the key points that made the movie very powerful for me are there - the scalping, the Clannad music, the speech by Chingachcook at the end. This version looks great on my large HD tv, better than the old DVD which I have. I rented it because I wanted my children to see it for the first time, and I wanted to make sure the film didn't look aged. It didn't disappoint. What a movie.
One of the Best Movies Ever A Must Have !
I LOVE THIS MOVIE. Truly a Masterpiece! This movie have everything action, drama, love story, and good actors.. I watched it many times but still my heart pumping and goosebumps at certain scenes.. I even still shred couple of tears. This movie is a good pick!
I love this movie. We watched it in my history class and now I'm OBSESSED with it!! 👫👫👫👫👫👫👫👫👫👫👫👫👫👫👫👫👫👫👫👫👫👫
This was one of my favorites back in high school, and twenty years later it's the one movie I can watch over and over without ever getting tired of it. The achingly epic music, breathtaking scenery, beautiful and accurate costumes, elegant fight scenes, riveting and believable performances, and perhaps especially a willingness to eschew anachronism and let the eighteenth century be the eighteenth century all combine to make this one special piece of filmmaking. What would be done now with CGI and MTV-style editing is done here with real performers and real sets, all filmed with grace and beauty. Of all the "cuts" that have been released, this one is my favorite. Some of the dumber one-liners from the theatrical version are left out, while some worthwhile ones cut out from the previous director's cut are restored. Chingachgook's monologue at the end is restored to the briefer theatrical cut. The Clannad music is back, but all in Gaelic. I wouldn't go back to either of the previous versions. The best purchase I've made on iTunes.
The Rotten Tomato reviews are from 2001 and 2006 which means they are based on the original movie not this chopped editor/director whatever Cut. So be warned, it is not the same move anymore. Still a good movie but they should have left it as it was . . .
I just can't figure out why they'd mess with what was a truly great movie?!? Just read the reviews. It's an absolute cinematic travesty. I don't know what else to say. If you've loved this movie before I guarantee you will totally hate this version. Please iTunes, I'm begging you to bring back the standard version you used to have available here.
I love the original and will wait for it to return before I make my purchase.
A lot of negative reviews because it's the "Director's Definitive Cut"? If you're reading this thinking "I enjoyed the original but some reviewers say this version is too different and isn't as good.... I don't know if I should get it" Just purchase it. I did and I wasn't disappointed. Well worth the money.
I love these kinds of movies. I've seen this movie 5 times and I'm still not sick of it. I love any movie with Daniel Day-Lewis.
For the SD version of the film: Image quality is very poor. My old VHS tape of the film was crisper. Much of the film takes place at dusk, at night, or in dark caves … and these scenes are just black, with black shadows, and more blackness in the foreground and background. Craptastic and frustrating. Do not waste your money on this version of the film.
Such a great movie. Great acting, great story and amazing scenery woven together by someone who knows how to make great cinema. A must see if you have not already.