The last samurai
An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.
Subjects:Bushido -- Fiction.
Japan -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Japan -- History -- Meiji period, 1868-1912 -- Fiction.
Samurai -- Japan -- Fiction.
Soldiers -- Conduct of life -- Fiction.
Genre:Action and adventure films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:Atherton, William, actor.
Bedford Falls Company, production company.
Connolly, Billy, actor.
Cruise, Tom, 1962- actor, film producer.
Cruise/Wagner Productions (Firm), production company.
Dubois, Victor, 1832-1869, editor of moving image work.
Goldwyn, Tony, actor.
Harada, Masato, 1949- actor.
Herskovitz, Marshall, screenwriter, film producer.
Kilvert, Lilly, production designer.
Kroopf, Scott, film producer.
Lindberg, Chad, actor.
Logan, John, 1961- screenwriter.
Radar Pictures, production company.
Universal Studios Home Video (Firm), film distributor.
Wagner, Paula, 1946- film producer.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ), production company.
Warner Home Video (Firm), publisher.
Watanabe, Ken, 1959- actor.
Zimmer, Hans, composer.
Zwick, Edward, film director, screenwriter, film producer.
2-disc widescreen edition.
2 videodiscs (154 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.
Special features: director commentary ; "History vs. Hollywood" documentary ; Tom Cruise: a warrior's journey ; 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 ; deleted scenes ; Japan premieres ; web links ; 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.
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
For private home use only.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Includes audio tracks in English and French with subtitles in English, French and Spanish.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
28382Link to PAC