In Hand, But As Yet, Unseen! (Till Tonight!)

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Posted by MMMMarcia on November 23, 1999 at 10:57:19:

I have before me, in my hot little hands, the Infamous Director's Expanded Edition of You-Know-What, and I must say, I am a bit puzzled. According to the info on the package, the expansion is only to 117 minutes, and my old THX version says it is 114 minutes. So, it would seem only three minutes have, indeed, been added. BUT, the scenes listed as containing additional footage are MANY...??

There is a little "note" on a separate sheet of paper saying, quote:
"This movie has been re-edited by Michael Mann. It is his definitive vision of the film. In order to create it, certain shots had to be lengthened, resulting in a momentary jump in the image."

And according to the other insert, here are the scenes which have additionl footage added:

The Cameron House
The New Major
The Scotsman's Daughter
The War Party
The Siege
Magua's Hate (one for Ros!)
A Run to Fort Edward
The Escape Plan
Terms for Surrender
Magua's Pain (you go, Ros!)
The Defeated
Stay Alive...
Last of the Mohicans

Now I don't know about you guys, but to ME, that looks like a heck of a lot of modified scenes for only THREE additional minutes of running time! What the heck....???.....

Also, it doesn't look like anything pertaining to Uncas & Alice was expanded, unless it is during the "Stay Alive" part, which one would THINK pertained still to Hawkeye & Cora. I think the "Lovers" scene refers to H & C on the ramparts, judging by its placement in the script.

I can't wait to play this, but won't be getting the rental DVD player until Mark gets home...wouldn't know how to hook it up if I DID get it earlier. *sigh..........* Guess I won't know anything for sure until tonight!

Hope some of you others are receiving packages in the mail today, too. Soon, all our questions will be answered, eh?


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