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The last samurai [Blu-ray version] / a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation ; a Radar Pictures/Bedford Falls Company production ; produced by Marshall Herskovitz ... [et al.] ; screenplay by John Logan and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz ; story by John Logan ; directed by Edward Zwick.

Contributor(s): 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 Bros. Entertainment | Warner Home Video (Firm).
Material type: FilmFilmPublisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Entertainment : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2006Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 154 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1419843079; 9781419843075.Subject(s): Samurai -- Japan -- Drama | Soldiers -- Conduct of life -- Drama | Historical films | Action and adventure films | Japan -- History -- 19th century -- DramaGenre/Form: Feature films. | Fiction films. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired.DDC classification: 791.43
Production Credits: Director of photography, John Toll ; editors, Steven Rosenblum, Victor DuBois ; original music, Hans Zimmer.
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.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.
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Originally produced as a motion picture in 2003.

Special features: Director's commentary; deleted scenes; "Edward Zwick: director's video journal"; The History Channel documentary "History vs. Hollywood"; "Tom Cruise: a warrior's journey"; "Making an epic: a conversation with Edward Zwick and Tom Cruise"; "A world of detail: production design will Lilly Kilvert"; "Silk and armor: costume design with Ngila Dickson"; "From a soldier to a samurai: the weapons"; "Imperial Army basic training"; Japan premieres; theatrial trailer.

Director of photography, John Toll ; editors, Steven Rosenblum, Victor DuBois ; original music, Hans Zimmer.

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.

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.

MPAA rating: R; for strong violence and battle sequences.

HD DVD (1080p); widescreen presentation 16x9 (2.4:1), mastered in high definition, Blu-ray Disc; Dolby Digital. Special features in standard definition (480i/p), stereo.

Requires a Blu-ray player.

Closed captioned; audio in English 5.1, Français 5.1 or Español 2.0; with optional subtitles in English, Français or Español.

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