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If there.s anyone who goes back and tinkers with their films more than George Lucas it may be Michael Mann. His interpretation of James Fennimore Cooper.s novel was not safe from revision either. This version corrects some mistakes of the tinkered version, but is still not the version you may have fallen in love with in theaters. Mohicans Chingachgook (Russell Means), his son Uncas (Eric Schweig), and his adopted .white son. Hawkeye (Daniel Day-Lewis) are drawn into the 1757 French and Indian War. Col. Edward Munro (Maurice Roeves) has summoned his daughters, Cora (Madeline Stowe) and Alice (Jodhi May), to meet him at his garrison. To that end, he.s sent Maj. Duncan Heyward (Steven Waddington) to »
- Jeff Swindoll
Michael Mann's 1992 classic The Last of the Mohicans will finally be released in high-definition Blu-ray on October 5. This new Bd will be priced at $34.99 Srp and you can take a look at the special features and cover art below. The film stars Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeleine Stowe.
Based on the literary classic by James Fenimore 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, 12 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 (Daniel 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, »
John Hurt, you say, a British tough guy? Well, it's all about stunt-casting here; almost every major piece of casting works because somewhere in each actor's back catalogue is at least one meaty outing as a nasty piece of work brandishing a gun. For Hurt it was Stephen Frears's mid-80s Spanish revenger's road-movie The Hit.
Ian McShane is actually a two-stage piece of stunt casting. When he was cast as the ambi-sexual crime lord in Sexy Beast, the film-makers were referencing his role as Richard Burton's gangland catamite in Villain (1971), and »
- John Patterson
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