Rent The Last Samurai (2003)

3.6 of 5 from 224 ratings
2h 28min
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Synopsis:
Pom Cruise plays Civil War hero Capt. Nathan Algren, who comes to Japan to fight the Samurai and ends up pledging himself to their cause. Ken Watanabc plays Katsumoto, a Samurai leader facing a vanishing way of life, whose destiny becomes intertwined with that of the American captain.
Actors:
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Directors:
Writers:
John Logan
Others:
Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer, Gretchen Rau, Ngila Dickson, Jeff Wexler, Lilly Kilvert
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/05/2004
Run Time:
148 minutes
Languages:
English, German
Subtitles:
Arabic, Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, German, German Hard of Hearing, Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentary by director Edward Zwick
  • History channel documentary: History vs. Hollywood: The last samurai
  • 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
  • Deleted scenes
  • Japan premieres
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
Commentary By Director Edward Zwick, History channel Documentary (History vs. Hollywood: The Last Samurai) Tom Cruise: A Warrior's Journey, Edward Zwick: Director's Video Journal, Making An Epic: A-Conversion With Edward Zwick and Tom Cruise, A world Of Detail: (Production Design With Lilly Kilvert, Silk and Armor: Costumer Design With Ngila Dickson Imperial Army Basic Training, From Soldier to Samurai: The Weapons, Deleted Scenes, Japan Premieres
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/07/2007
Run Time:
148 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Castillian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentary by Director Edward Zwick
  • 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 with Lily Kilvert
  • Silk and Armor: Costume Design with Ngila Dickson
  • From Soldier to Samurai: The Weapons
  • Imperial Army Basic Training
  • Japan Premieres
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (3) of The Last Samurai

Last samuri - The Last Samurai review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
07/07/2005

ANOTHER MOVIE WITH LOWER RATINGS THAN DESERVED!!!!!!

Honest watch this film its really good.

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Agree with other review - The Last Samurai review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
27/12/2006

How can a movie that's so beautifully shot, well directed and has all the sweep and grandeur of some of the old hollywood historical epics not get a better rating?

Forget Cruise and his recent activities and watch Cruise at his best in one of the finest films of his career. Battle scenes are epic and the acting by all concerned is of a high standard.

This is Tom's best movie since the superb A Few Good Men and deserved all the awards and accolades it got. If you are into historical epics than this film is right up your alley, and even if you are not, you should give it a try and be reminded that when they can be bothered, Hollywood can still provide a dramatic, thought provoking epic from time to time. First class movie.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Modern classic - The Last Samurai review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
27/02/2007

A brilliant historical epic set (mostly) in Japan in the late 1800's. Tom Cruise's character is plucked from a miserable, drunken existence to train Japanese soldiers as the Emperor tries to keep control against the rebellion. Cruise is soon captured by the rebels and learns to live in peace with himself in the honourable Samurai tradition. The exploration of Samurai culture and the generosity shown to an adversary is fascinating and touching. Ken Watanabe is absolutely outstanding as the Samurai leader and Cruise plays one of his best roles. The cinematography is glorious and beautiful to look at. A brilliant film which touches on a range of themes, including honour, govenment corruption, cultural traditions, racism and power. There is also a gentle romantic sub-story. It's an emotional tear-jerker and essential viewing.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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