The last samurai

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Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2003.
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2 videodiscs (ca. 154 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
MPAA rating: R; for strong violence and battle sequences.
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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; DVD-ROM web link.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, John Toll ; editors, Steven Rosenblum, Victor DuBois ; original music, Hans Zimmer.
Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Timothy Spall, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Hiroyuki Sanada, Masato Harada, Koyuki, William Atherton, Shun Sugata, Shin Koyamada, Scott Wilson, Togo Igawa, Shichinosuke Nakamura.
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; for strong violence and battle sequences.
System Details
Enhanced DVD video; Dolby digital surround 5.1.
System Details
DVD-ROM system requirements: InterActual Player (included on disc), Microsoft Windows 98SE, Microsoft IE 5.5, Macromedia Flash Player 6.0, an Internet connection, a DVD-ROM drive and a DirectShow-compatible DVD decoder.
English or dubbed French dialogue with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Cruise, T., Herskovitz, M., Zwick, E., Logan, J., Watanabe, K., Atherton, W., Connolly, B., Goldwyn, T., Harada, M., Zimmer, H., Dickson, N., Kilvert, L., Wilson, S., & Spall, T. (2003). The last samurai . Warner Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tom Cruise et al.. 2003. The Last Samurai. Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tom Cruise et al.. The Last Samurai Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 2003.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Cruise, Tom, et al. The Last Samurai Warner Home Video, 2003.

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