In the "time-is-passing montage" scenes, where the king grows sicker and the princess swoons with the memory of her happy moments with Wallace, etc, the theme there was especially well done I always thought in the theater version, which seems to be the same as the VHS. Something I noticed forever ago (like years) but totally forgot about, was that the DVD version does not use the same music there. Similiar, but not the same, and imo it is unquestionably weaker, even hollow when compared to the original.
Anyone else notice this or have a clue as to why? Just something I've wondered about for a long time. When I bought the original soundtrack (when the film first came out) I was actually searching for those few mintutes of music and was disapointed to discover it not on the cd. It was included with the "More Music from Braveheart" cd, which I hadn't even bothered to check out 'till a friend told me about it. It's just the way the strings fall in a well-done, cascading sort of motion that always got me. Anyway, just wondering, figured maybe someone here is more in the know with something like this.
thnx - mike