The last samurai
    (2004, original release: 2003)

    Fiction

    DVD

    Call Numbers:
    DVD/DRAMA/LAST

    1 Copy

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Movies DVD/DRAMA/LAST Due: 12/17/2019

Details

PUBLISHED
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2004]
©2003
EDITION
Widescreen version
DESCRIPTION
2 videodiscs (approximately 154 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN
0790782766
LANGUAGE
English
NOTES

Originally released as a motion picture in 2003

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

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

Director of photography, John Toll ; editors, Victor DuBois, Steven Rosenblum ; original music, Hans Zimmer ; costume designer, Ngila Dickson ; production designer, Lilly Kilvert

Ken Wantanabe, Tom Cruise, William Atherton, Chad Lindberg, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Masato Harada

MPAA rating: R; for strong violence and battle sequences

DVD, Region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo

English or dubbed French dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned

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