Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) Binding: VHS Tape EAN: 9786303951034 Format: Closed-captioned ISBN: 6303951031 Label: Hbo Home Video Manufacturer: Hbo Home Video Number Of Items: 1 Publisher: Hbo Home Video Release Date: 1996-11-12 Running Time: 118 Studio: Hbo Home Video Theatrical Release Date: 1995-09-08
Despite an irritating, tacked-on voice-over narration that somebody must have thought was necessary to make sense of the story (it wasn't), Last of the Dogmen is actually a very moving and magical film. Tom Berenger plays a Montana bounty hunter who helps an anthropologist (Barbara Hershey) search for the descendants of a Cheyenne tribe who disappeared in the 1870s. What the two find in a remote mountain stretch is an entire community of Cheyenne who have kept themselves cut off from the modern world. A Dances with Wolves parallel emerges as the white outsiders gradually fit in, but Last of the Dogmen stands up just fine without comparison to any other films. As in Kevin Costner's Oscar-winning movie, however, there are ways in which this film captures a similar sense of yearning, mystery, and loss. --Tom Keogh
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Customer Rating: Summary: I haven't bought this DVD, but I like the movie a lot! Comment: I haven't bought this DVD, but I like the movie a lot! But then again I like movies where someone finds a people or a place that are unknown to the rest of the world. This is kind of a Sci-Fi western in that sense. It's a good movie and most people will like it once or twice. Customer Rating: Summary: Big fan of Last of the Dogmen Comment: This movie should be in everyone's collection. It's a scoping classic. good story and well acted by all, especially hunky Tom Berenger! Customer Rating: Summary: horrible dialogue, bad white actors Comment: This movie may have good scenery and the Indians acceptably portrayed (kept mysterious), but the white actors (onscreen 90% of the time) were terrible, and their dialogue was worse - just cheesy, un-believable two-bit Hollywood portrayals. I was looking for a meaningful Indian movie like Powwow Highway or Thunderheart and was misled by reviews. This is nothing like Dances with Wolves, which was thoughtful. This movie is not thoughtful, and has a third-rate script. Dances with Wolves also had the Indian dialogues translated so we could empathize with the Lakota, whereas I'm glad the dialogue in Cheyenne was left "untranslated" by the scriptwriter - it surely would have removed any remaining merit from the movie. Customer Rating: Summary: Fantastic Comment: This movie was SO good!
I could watch it over and over again. Customer Rating: Summary: Movie fan Comment: I enjoy Tom Berringer's movies and being a horse owner, love the animals too. A bit of Hollywood but a great story for those who appreciate the simplier life