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Last Of The Mohicans (Animated)


Picture: C     Sound: C     Extras: D     Main Program: C



Yet another very simple-but-child-safe adaptations of major literary classics have been issued by Koch Vision just to have them on the market in inexpensive basic DVD editions.  Mark Twain’s The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (from 1984) and Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty (from 1978) were the first and are reviewed elsewhere on this site.  That leaves us looking at a very short version (47 minutes) of The Last Of the Mohicans (1975) and this time, the case identifies it correctly as a Hanna-Barbera production.  It is likely a co-production, because that catalog is owned by Warner Bros. and they would have it otherwise.  It is easily the best of the three.


The 1.33 X 1 image is not as color poor as the other DVDs, but still poor enough and to say both productions chop the classics is putting it mildly, but along with the aged Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono has some background noise throughout, though it seems all adaptations of this work are doomed audio-wise on DVD.  Even Fox’s DTS edition of the Michael Mann feature film was warped.  There are no extras except other Koch Vision previews at the beginning of the DVDs unless you go to the menu.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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