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The last samurai

Author: Tom CruiseMarshall HerskovitzEdward ZwickJohn LoganKen WatanabeAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Entertainment, [2006] ©2006
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Videodisc : Blu-ray disc : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
History
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Cruise; Marshall Herskovitz; Edward Zwick; John Logan; Ken Watanabe; William Atherton; Billy Connolly; Tony Goldwyn; Masato Harada; Hans Zimmer; John Toll, (Cinematographer); Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ); Bedford Falls Company.; Radar Pictures.; Warner Bros. Entertainment.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1419843079 9781419843075
OCLC Number: 180189978
Language Note: Closed captioned; audio in English 5.1, Français 5.1 or Español 2.0; with optional subtitles in English, Français or Español.
Notes: Title from container.
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.
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.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for strong violence and battle sequences.
Description: 1 videodisc (154 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Blu-ray Disc; Widescreen presentation 16x9 (2.4:1), mastered in high definition ; Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, Francais), Dolby digital 2.0 (Espanol); Special features in standard definition (480i/p), stereo.; Requires a Blu-ray player.
Other Titles: Last samurai (Motion picture)
Responsibility: 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.

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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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