The last samurai
(DVD)

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Format
DVD
Edition
Widescreen version.
Physical Desc
2 videodiscs (approximately 154 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Language
English
UPC
085392838325, 085392838226

Notes

General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.
General Note
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.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, John Toll ; editors, Victor DuBois, Steven Rosenblum ; original music, Hans Zimmer ; costume designer, Ngila Dickson ; production designer, Lilly Kilvert.
Participants/Performers
Ken Wantanabe, Tom Cruise, William Atherton, Chad Lindberg, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Masato Harada.
Description
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.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: R, strong violence and battle sequences.
System Details
DVD, Region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Language
English or dubbed French dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Cruise, T., Herskovitz, M., Kroopf, S., Wagner, P., Zwick, E., Logan, J., Watanabe, K., Atherton, W., Lindberg, C., Connolly, B., Goldwyn, T., Harada, M., Toll, J. (., Dubois, V., Zimmer, H., Dickson, N., & Kilvert, L. (2004). The last samurai. Widescreen version. Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Tom Cruise et al.. 2004. The Last Samurai. Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Tom Cruise et al., The Last Samurai. Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 2004.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Cruise, Tom, et al. The Last Samurai. Widescreen version. Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 2004. DVD.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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