Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
Based on the novel by Michael Blake.
Special features: extended version with never-before-seen additional scenes; audio commentary with Kevin Costner and producer Jim Wilson; second audio commentary with the director of photography and the editor; "The creation of an epic" retrospective documentary; original making-of featurette; original music video; "Dances" photo montage with introduction by Ben Glass; poster gallery; TV spots; original theatrical trailer.
Director of photography, Dean Semler ; editors, Neil Travis ... [et al.] ; original music, John Barry ; costume designer, Elsa Zamparelli ; production designer, Jeffrey Beecroft.
Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant, Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman, Tantoo Cardinal, Robert Pastorelli, Charles Rocket, Maury Chaykin.
Rewarded for his heroism in the Civil War, Lt. John Dunbar wants to see the American frontier before it is gone. Assigned to an abandoned fort with a Sioux tribe as his only neighbor, he overcomes the language barrier and mutual fear and distrust to become a friend of the tribe. But his knowledge of their ultimate fate forces him to make a crucial decision.
MPAA rating: PG-13.
DVD, Dolby digital, 5.1 Dolby surround, Region 1 encoding.
Dialogue in English with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Academy Awards, USA, 1991: Oscar - Best Cinematography (Dean Semler); Best Director (Kevin Costner); Best Film Editing (Neil Travis); Best Music, Original Score (John Barry); Best Picture (Jim Wilson, Kevin Costner); Best Sound (Russell Williams II, Jeffrey Perkins, Bill W. Benton, Gregory H. Watkins; Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Michael Blake).