Take Two: Movie Remakes That Many Consider Better Than The Originals

The Last Of The Mohicans – 1992

Picture of Daniel Day-Lewis
20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox

Director Michael Mann’s 1992 version of The Last of the Mohicans is more of an adaptation of George B. Seitz’s 1936 film than James Fenimore’s novel, on which the story is based. The film stars Daniel Day-Lewis in an epic historical drama set in 1757 during the French and Indian War.

The film was released in the U.S. on September 25, 1992, and received positive reviews. It won the Academy Award for Best Sound, the only Oscar ever won for a film directed by Michael Mann. Roger Ebert described The Last of the Mohicans as “quite an improvement on Cooper’s all but unreadable book, and a worthy successor to the Randolph Scott version.”