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Title The last samurai / a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation ; a Radar Pictures/Bedford Falls Company production ; produced by Marshall Herskovitz ... [and others] ; screenplay by John Logan and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz ; story by John Logan ; directed by Edward Zwick.
Imprint Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2004]
Edition Widescreen edition.

Subject Samurai -- Japan -- Drama.
Soldiers -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Historical films.
Action and adventure films.
Japan -- History -- 19th century -- Drama.
Alt Name Cruise, Tom, 1962-
Herskovitz, Marshall.
Zwick, Edward.
Logan, John, 1961-
Watanabe, Ken, 1959-
Atherton, William.
Connolly, Billy.
Goldwyn, Tony.
Harada, Masato, 1949-
Zimmer, Hans.
Dickson, Ngila.
Kilvert, Lilly.
Spall, Timothy, 1957-
Wilson, Scott, 1942-
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Bedford Falls Company.
Radar Pictures.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Description 2 videodiscs (approximately 154 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
polychrome rdacc
Edition Widescreen edition.
System Details Enhanced DVD video; Dolby digital surround 5.1.
DVD-ROM system requirements: InterActual Player (included on disc), Microsoft Windows 98SE, Microsoft IE 5.5, Macromedia Flash Player 6.0, an Internet connection, a DVD-ROM drive and a DirectShow-compatible DVD decoder.
Note English or dubbed French dialogue with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Cast Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Timothy Spall, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Hiroyuki Sanada, Masato Harada, Koyuki, William Atherton, Shun Sugata, Shin Koyamada, Scott Wilson, Togo Igawa, Shichinosuke Nakamura.
Credits Director of photography, John Toll ; editors, Steven Rosenblum, Victor DuBois ; original music, Hans Zimmer.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.
Special features: disc 1: theatrical film with commentary by director Edward Zwick; disc 2: deleted scenes with commentary; history vs. Hollywood: 'The last samurai' [History Channel documentary]; Tom Cruise: a warrior's journey; Edward Zwick: director's video journal; making an epic: a conversation with Edward Zwick and Tom Cruise; a world of detail: production design with Lilly Kilvert; Silk and armor: costume design with Ngila Dickson; Imperial Army basic training; From soldier to samurai: the weapons; Japan premieres (Tokyo & Kyoto red carpet); theatrical trailer; DVD-ROM web link.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for strong violence and battle sequences.
Summary Tormented Civil War veteran Capt. Nathan Algren is coerced by a mercenary officer to train the Japanese Emperor's troops in the use of modern weaponry. Opposing this modernization are the samurai warriors who are holding fast to their traditions of honor, despite their strategic disadvantage. As a captive of the samurai leader, Algren learns, appreciates, and adopts the samurai code, switching sides for a climactic battle that will put everyone's honor to the ultimate test.
ISBN 0790782766
ISBN/ISSN 085392838325
Publisher # 28383 Warner Home Video
OCLC # 54435762

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