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Title The last samurai [videorecording] / Warner Bros. ; The Bedford Falls Company ; Cruise-Wagner Productions ; Radar Pictures, Inc. ; producers, Tom Cruise, Marshall Herskovitz, Scott Kroopf, Paula Wagner, Edward Zwick ; screenplay, John Logan and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz ; director, Edward Zwick.

Imprint Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, [2004], c2003.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Eureka DVD Collection  DVD115    ---  Available
Edition Full screen ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (154 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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.
Credits Director of photography, John Toll ; editors, Victor DuBois, Steven Rosenblum ; original music, Hans Zimmer ; costume designer, Ngila Dickson ; production designer, Lilly Kilvert.
Cast Ken Wantanabe, Tom Cruise, William Atherton, Chad Lindberg, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Masato Harada.
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.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for strong violence and battle sequences.
System Details DVD, Region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Language English or dubbed French dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Samurai -- Japan -- Drama.
Soldiers -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
DVD-Video discs.
Japan -- History -- 19th century -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Added Author Cruise, Tom, 1962-
Herskovitz, Marshall.
Kroopf, Scott, 1951-
Wagner, Paula, 1946-
Zwick, Edward.
Logan, John, 1961-
Wantanabe, Ken,d1959-
Atherton, William.
Lindberg, Chad.
Connolly, Billy.
Goldwyn, Tony.
Harada, Masato, 1949-
Toll, John.
DuBois, Victor, 1832-1869.
Zimmer, Hans.
Dickson, Ngila.
Kilvert, Lilly.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
Bedford Falls Company.
Cruise/Wagner Productions (Firm)
Radar Pictures.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 0790782758
Standard No. 085392838226
Music No. 28382 Warner Home Video

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