Last Samurai The
Warner Bros. (2003)
Drama, Adventure, War, Action
In Collection
Seen ItYes
IMDB   7.7
154 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   R (Restricted)
Ken Watanabe Katsumoto
Tom Cruise Nathan Algren
Tony Goldwyn Colonel Benjamin Bagley
Billy Connolly Zebulon Gant
Masato Harada Omura
Hiroyuki Sanada Ujio
Timothy Spall Simon Graham
Shin Koyamada Nobutada
Togo Igawa General Hasegawa
William Atherton Winchester Rep
Shichinosuke Nakamura Emperor Meiji
Shun Sugata Nakao
Chad Lindberg Winchester Rep Assistant
Ray Godshall Sr. Convention Hall Attendee
Masashi Odate Omura's Companion
John Koyama Omura's Bodyguard
Edward Zwick
Producer Tom Cruise
Tom Engelman
Edward Zwick
Marshall Herskovitz
Writer John Logan
Edward Zwick
Marshall Herskovitz
Cinematography John Toll
Musician Hans Zimmer

"The Last Samurai" stars Tom Cruise who plays an American army officer Nathan Algren. When the movie opens, Algren is living in the United States without purpose or direction. He is hired as a military adviser for Japan to train the Emperor's troops. In combat, he is captured by the opposition, the samurai. Unable to escape, he begins to learn and appreciate the way of the samurai. He becomes friends with his captors, primarily Katsumoto, who is a leader among the samurai. Eventually Algren completely embraces Japanese and samurai culture, so much so that he switches sides and fights for their cause.
Edition Details
Distributor Warner Home Video
Release Date 5/4/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3, Pan & Scan)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [French]
Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 2

Disc 01 "The Making of..." Documentary Cast Interviews Deleted Scenes Director's Commentary DVD-Rom Interactive Game Photo Gallery Production Notes Theatrical Trailers