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The Resource The last Samurai, Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Radar Pictures/Bedford Falls Company/Cruise-Wagner production, An Edward Zwick film ; producers, Tom Cruise, Marshall Herskovitz, Scott Kroopf, Paula Wagner, Edward Zwick, Tom Engelman ; screenplay, John Logan and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz ; director, Edward Zwick, (videorecording DVD)

The last Samurai, Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Radar Pictures/Bedford Falls Company/Cruise-Wagner production, An Edward Zwick film ; producers, Tom Cruise, Marshall Herskovitz, Scott Kroopf, Paula Wagner, Edward Zwick, Tom Engelman ; screenplay, John Logan and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz ; director, Edward Zwick, (videorecording DVD)

Label
The last Samurai
Title
The last Samurai
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Radar Pictures/Bedford Falls Company/Cruise-Wagner production, An Edward Zwick film ; producers, Tom Cruise, Marshall Herskovitz, Scott Kroopf, Paula Wagner, Edward Zwick, Tom Engelman ; 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
Characteristic
diorama
Credits note
Director of photography, John Toll ; editors, Victor DuBois, Steven Rosenblum ; original music, Hans Zimmer ; costume designer, Ngila Dickson ; production designer, Lilly Kilvert
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for strong violence and battle sequences
Language note
  • English or dubbed French dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
Ken Watanabe, Tom Cruise, Timothy Spall, William Atherton, Chad Lindberg, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Masato Harada, Hiroyuki Sanada, Koyuki
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1962-
  • 1946-
  • 1961-
  • 1959-
  • 1949-
  • 1957-
  • 1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cruise, Tom
  • Herskovitz, Marshall
  • Kroopf, Scott
  • Wagner, Paula
  • Zwick, Edward
  • Logan, John
  • Watanabe, Ken
  • Atherton, William
  • Lindberg, Chad
  • Connolly, Billy
  • Goldwyn, Tony
  • Harada, Masato
  • Toll, John
  • DuBois, Victor
  • Zimmer, Hans
  • Dickson, Ngila
  • Kilvert, Lilly
  • Engelman, Tom
  • Spall, Timothy
  • Koyuki
  • Bedford Falls Company
  • Cruise/Wagner Productions (Firm)
  • Radar Pictures
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
154
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Samurai
  • Soldiers
  • Japan
Technique
live action
Label
The last Samurai, Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Radar Pictures/Bedford Falls Company/Cruise-Wagner production, An Edward Zwick film ; producers, Tom Cruise, Marshall Herskovitz, Scott Kroopf, Paula Wagner, Edward Zwick, Tom Engelman ; screenplay, John Logan and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz ; director, Edward Zwick, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Special features: commentary by director Edward Zwick; 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
2-Disc Widescreen Edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 2 hr. 34 min.)
Isbn
9780790782768
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 085393394523
  • 085392838325
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 33945
  • 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. Pictures presents a Radar Pictures/Bedford Falls Company/Cruise-Wagner production, An Edward Zwick film ; producers, Tom Cruise, Marshall Herskovitz, Scott Kroopf, Paula Wagner, Edward Zwick, Tom Engelman ; screenplay, John Logan and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz ; director, Edward Zwick, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Special features: commentary by director Edward Zwick; 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
2-Disc Widescreen Edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 2 hr. 34 min.)
Isbn
9780790782768
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 085393394523
  • 085392838325
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 33945
  • 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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