Posted by Adele on January 15, 2000 at 04:34:12:
In Reply to: Re: ....and the verdict is in! posted by Sarah M. on January 14, 2000 at 19:37:19:
: : Well, folks - finally seen it! And here is my 2 pennies worth....
: : I thought the extra footage was great - especially the courier scene and I also like the shots of DDL and MS leaving the Huron village. I didn't miss too many of the cut lines with the exception of "a breed apart" - an excellent line, what was MM thinking? Oh, and I really miss Clannad - I always loved that scene of the guys running up the slope to that beautiful haunting music. Guess I will just have to content myself with listening to the CD.
: : At first I thought that the ending should have been left as the line "for I am the last of the Mohicans" but I actually quite liked the new final line - so, the jury is out on that particular segment!
: : I just have to say that I saw the DVD on our new flat screen, wide screen, all singing, all dancing new Sony tv - and oh, what a joy that was! No more crackly, well worn video - replaced by a crystal clear picture showing every flowing lock, rippling muscle and .....ok, don't get me started!
: : Well, for what its worth I thought that MM would have done us all a favour if he had just added to the original and I would have liked to see THAT missing love scene. Ah, well - thank Heaven for the imagination!
: : Adele
: : PS Another question for you.....how is it that DDL jumps into the fountain five minutes after Chingachgook and yet manages to pop up on the rock ahead of him to help him out of the water?!
: : PPS My husband has started calling me a 'Mohican Trekkie' and I hate it!! Any suggestions for suitable responses to nip this in the bud!!!
: Thanks for your comments. Everything I hear makes me slightly more convinced I need to see the DVD, but that Clannad scene is so critical too me (Bent Twig and all) that I'm stuck not wanting to do without it. But more than that, I'm just plane pouting about the lack of addition of filmed footage not added (e.g., that Uncas-Alice love scene; how Uncas got injured; and many more).
: By the way, it is a great honor to be called a trekkie -- it has nothing to do with Capts. Kirk, Picard, Janeway, and Sisko. It has nothing to do with the Ferengi and the Gamma Quadrant. (That's "treking".) It has to do with facing the wilderness with a minimum of 18th century gear, knowing how to take care of yourself with char and one blanket, and using from the land only the little bit you really need to survive. It is the ultimate in Living History (that is, "living" versus mere "re-enacting"). Few people on earth today can do it. They prefer to call themselves trekkers, but they sure don't out go in polyester uniforms with phasers and communicators!!!
Thanks for the vote of confidence Sarah - unfortunately, my husband DOES mean trekkie in the sense of Captain Kirk and polyester uniforms! What is a gal to do?!!
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