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The Last of the Mohicans (Director's Definitive Cut)

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Michael Mann

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Plot Summary

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.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 36
  • Fresh: 34
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 7.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: ...the action is richly detailed and thrillingly staged. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Nov 24, 2006

Fresh: He conceives of the story as if it were a gigantic piece of mood music. – Charles Taylor,, Jan 11, 2007

Fresh: Mann wasn't thinking story, he was thinking scheme. Keep the eyes and ears dazzled, he reasons, and the substance will follow. – Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Mar 7, 2001

Fresh: Painstakingly, breathtakingly re-created by director Michael Mann, this landscape makes room for heroes with principles greater than the circumference of their biceps. – Rita Kempley, Washington Post, Mar 7, 2001

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Customer Reviews

An Emasculated Version of a Masterpiece

Unfortunately, I must rate this movie as low as possible. To make a long story short, this version -- as advertised -- is the "Director's Definitive Cut". It differs in several key scenes with the the Theatrical version. The differences are, in my opinion and in the opinion of a multitude of other fans (see many of the forums searching for the Theatrical edition on the internet), enough to make this version absolutely terrible when compared to the original.

iTunes previously sold the Theatrical edition of the movie but recently removed it and added this version. I wrote a much longer Review of this movie, which was both politely and intelligently composed, just a few days ago expressing my discontent at this choice and the desire for the other version of the movie. I hope that this review actually makes it to posting. iTunes, please post the theatrical version of this movie -- I assure you, it will sell better than this version!

Let me be clear, the theatrical version of this movie is one of my absolute favorite movies of all time. This version, however, emasculates it.

Oh no...

I loved this movie, and have seen it many times. I told my fiancee how wonderful it is... and went to iTunes and bought it to share.

Well, this version (director's definitive) is not good. Nearly incomprehensible, in fact, unless you have either seen the theatrical version or have an ESP connection with the original screenwriter. I had to keep a running dialogue going with my fiancee for it to make any sense.

The panoramas are still breathtaking and the period creation wonderful, but the story has been hamstrung like a vicious Huron. Please bring back the original!

Great Movie - Horrible Encoding

This movie is amazing. Unfortunately, the mastering has butchered it.

The 5.1 audio is flat and center channel heavy, with none of the sweeping beauty of the original movie.

The video is full of errors as well - the color saturation is too dark and the color banding and dithering errors make it look worse than VHS.

As a result, I strongly advise against buying this version of the movie. The shop who encoded this video should be ashamed of themselves.

The Last of the Mohicans (Director's Definitive Cut)
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Released: 2003

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