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The Resource The last samurai, Warner Bros. ; The Bedford Falls Company ; Cruise-Wagner Productions ; Radar Pictures, Inc. ; producers, Tom Cruise, Marshall Herskovitz, Scott Kroopf, Paula Wagner, Edward Zwick ; screenplay, John Logan and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz ; director, Edward Zwick, (DVD)

The last samurai, Warner Bros. ; The Bedford Falls Company ; Cruise-Wagner Productions ; Radar Pictures, Inc. ; producers, Tom Cruise, Marshall Herskovitz, Scott Kroopf, Paula Wagner, Edward Zwick ; screenplay, John Logan and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz ; director, Edward Zwick, (DVD)

Label
The last samurai
Title
The last samurai
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. ; The Bedford Falls Company ; Cruise-Wagner Productions ; Radar Pictures, Inc. ; producers, Tom Cruise, Marshall Herskovitz, Scott Kroopf, Paula Wagner, Edward Zwick ; screenplay, John Logan and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz ; director, Edward Zwick
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, John Toll ; editors, Victor DuBois, Steven Rosenblum ; original music, Hans Zimmer ; costume designer, Ngila Dickson ; production designer, Lilly Kilvert
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for strong violence and battle sequences
Language note
English or dubbed French dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Ken Wantanabe, Tom Cruise, William Atherton, Chad Lindberg, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Masato Harada
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1962-
  • 1959-
  • 1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cruise, Tom
  • Herskovitz, Marshall
  • Kroopf, Scott
  • Wagner, Paula
  • Zwick, Edward
  • Logan, John
  • Wantanabe, Ken
  • Atherton, William
  • Lindberg, Chad
  • Connolly, Billy
  • Goldwyn, Tony
  • Harada, Masato
  • Toll, John
  • DuBois, Victor
  • Zimmer, Hans
  • Dickson, Ngila
  • Kilvert, Lilly
  • Warner Bros
  • Bedford Falls Company
  • Cruise/Wagner Productions (Firm)
  • Radar Pictures
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
154
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Samurai
  • Soldiers
  • Japan
  • Samurais
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The last samurai, Warner Bros. ; The Bedford Falls Company ; Cruise-Wagner Productions ; Radar Pictures, Inc. ; producers, Tom Cruise, Marshall Herskovitz, Scott Kroopf, Paula Wagner, Edward Zwick ; screenplay, John Logan and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz ; director, Edward Zwick, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2003
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Control code
AIH-9919
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 154 min.)
Isbn
9780790782768
Isbn Type
(Widescreen)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085392838325
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
28383
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, Region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The last samurai, Warner Bros. ; The Bedford Falls Company ; Cruise-Wagner Productions ; Radar Pictures, Inc. ; producers, Tom Cruise, Marshall Herskovitz, Scott Kroopf, Paula Wagner, Edward Zwick ; screenplay, John Logan and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz ; director, Edward Zwick, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2003
  • 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Control code
AIH-9919
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 154 min.)
Isbn
9780790782768
Isbn Type
(Widescreen)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085392838325
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
28383
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, Region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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