Michael Mann’s “The Last of the Mohicans” is a terribly underappreciated film. I still watch it all the way through whenever I run across it on TV. Maybe it’s the wild, untamed frontier action, or Daniel Day-Lewis in one of his rare action movies, or maybe it’s the gorgeous Madeleine Stowe in her prime needing to be rescued. The film also has one of the greatest lines of all time (you know which one I’m talking about — hint: at the waterfall), and I still break out the soundtrack every other month or so.
Well rejoice, fans, because “The Last of the Mohicans” is coming to Blu-ray October 5, 2010 courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The special features are sparse, but it’s seeing it again in Blu-ray that really counts.
Based on the literary classic by James Fennimore Cooper, THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS takes place in the majestic mountains and awe-inspiring forests of war-torn Colonial America. In the midst of a bloody battle between British, the French and Native American allies, Cora Munro (Madeleine Stowe, Twelve Monkeys, We Were Soldiers), the aristocratic daughter of a British Colonel and her party are captured by a group of Huron warriors. Fortunately, a group of three Mohican trappers, including Hawkeye (Day-Lewis), a rugged frontiersman and the adopted son of the Mohicans comes to their rescue. A passionate romance soon blossoms between Cora and Hawkeye, but many forces test their love as they continue to journey through the Frontier.
– All New Widescreen Director’s Definitive Cut
– Commentary by Director Michael Mann
– The Making Of The Last of the Mohicans featuring new interviews with Daniel Day-Lewis
– Theatrical Trailers