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The Resource The last samurai, a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation ; a Radar Pictures/Bedford Falls Company production ; produced by Marshall Herskovitz [and others] ; screenplay by John Logan and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz ; story by John Logan ; directed by Edward Zwick, (DVD/)

The last samurai, a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation ; a Radar Pictures/Bedford Falls Company production ; produced by Marshall Herskovitz [and others] ; screenplay by John Logan and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz ; story by John Logan ; directed by Edward Zwick, (DVD/)

Label
The last samurai
Title
The last samurai
Statement of responsibility
a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation ; a Radar Pictures/Bedford Falls Company production ; produced by Marshall Herskovitz [and others] ; screenplay by John Logan and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz ; story by John Logan ; directed by Edward Zwick
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • jpn
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • 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
Awards note
Academy Awards, 2003: Nominated: Best Supporting Actor (Watanabe), Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Sound.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, John Toll ; editors, Steven Rosenblum, Victor DuBois ; original music, Hans Zimmer
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for strong violence and battle sequences
Language note
English and Japanese with English subtitles or dubbed French dialogue with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
LC call number
  • PN1997.2
  • PN1997
LC item number
  • .L375 2004
  • .L349 2004
PerformerNote
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1962-
  • 1961-
  • 1959-
  • 1960-
  • 1949-
  • 1976-
  • 1957-
  • 1955-
  • 1982-
  • 1942-2018
  • 1946-
  • 1983-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cruise, Tom
  • Herskovitz, Marshall
  • Zwick, Edward
  • Logan, John
  • Watanabe, Ken
  • Atherton, William
  • Connolly, Billy
  • Goldwyn, Tony
  • Sanada, Hiroyuki
  • Harada, Masato
  • Koyuki
  • Zimmer, Hans
  • Dickson, Ngila
  • Kilvert, Lilly
  • Spall, Timothy
  • Sugata, Shun
  • Koyamada, Shin
  • Wilson, Scott
  • Igawa, Togo
  • Nakamura, Shichinosuke
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
  • Bedford Falls Company
  • Radar Pictures
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
  • Cruise/Wagner Productions (Firm)
Runtime
154
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Samurai
  • Soldiers
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
The last samurai, a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation ; a Radar Pictures/Bedford Falls Company production ; produced by Marshall Herskovitz [and others] ; screenplay by John Logan and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz ; story by John Logan ; directed by 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; DVD-ROM web link
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1: The Last Samurai: theatrical film with commentary by director Edward Zwick -- Disc 2: Special features : 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; Bushido : the way of the warrior; Japan premieres (Tokyo & Kyoto red carpet); theatrical trailer; DVD-ROM web link
Control code
ocm54435762
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 154 min.)
Governing access note
Educational and home use only
Isbn
9780790782751
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Other control number
  • 085392838226
  • 085392838325
  • 4800627070846
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
28383
System details
  • Enhanced DVD video; Dolby digital surround 5.1
  • 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
Label
The last samurai, a Warner Bros. Pictures presentation ; a Radar Pictures/Bedford Falls Company production ; produced by Marshall Herskovitz [and others] ; screenplay by John Logan and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz ; story by John Logan ; directed by 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; DVD-ROM web link
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1: The Last Samurai: theatrical film with commentary by director Edward Zwick -- Disc 2: Special features : 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; Bushido : the way of the warrior; Japan premieres (Tokyo & Kyoto red carpet); theatrical trailer; DVD-ROM web link
Control code
ocm54435762
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 154 min.)
Governing access note
Educational and home use only
Isbn
9780790782751
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Other control number
  • 085392838226
  • 085392838325
  • 4800627070846
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
28383
System details
  • Enhanced DVD video; Dolby digital surround 5.1
  • 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

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