Last Samurai (Blu-ray)

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on 7/7/2011

Tom Cruise has moved on to greater things these days. I've been kind of biased with his roles - I will say this - he's a very savvy actor with an eye for a good business opportunity. Here, however, we see him taking things one step further. A great film in a year full of shiny, shallow, stinky films. By virtue of comparison, this really rises to the top. Good move on Tom's part, great scenes, a plot that floats, a touching upon the way of Samurai and the art of zen. Great action movie!!!

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Great performance by Tom Cruise

by Abey on 7/8/2011

A civil war veteran is hired to defeat the samurai legion, but he is captured by the samurai and he learns their way of living, and ends up on the side of the samurai's. Great movie set in 19th century Japan. Overall its a great movie

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Product Overview

Actors: Chad Lindberg - Ken Watan - Ray Godshall Sr. - Tom Cruise - William Atherton. Director: Edward Zwick. Format: Blu-ray. Format Size: Widescreen. Runtime: 154 Mins. Language: English. Subtitle: English Subtitles. Discs: 1. Rating: R. Genre: Action. Release Year: 2003.

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Studio Warner
SKU 203386669
UPC 085391108092
UPC 14 00085391108092
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 5/26/2015
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Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.40:1
Cast & Crew
Billy Connolly - Actor
Chad Lindberg - Actor
Charles Mulvehill - Executive Producer
Edward Zwick - Director
Edward Zwick, et. al. - Screenplay
Hans Zimmer - Original Music By
John Logan - Story By
John Toll - Cinematographer
Ken Watanabe - Actor
Masato Harada - Actor
Ray Godshall, Sr. - Actor
Steven Rosenblum - Editor
Tom Cruise - Producer
Tom Cruise - Actor
Tony Goldwyn - Actor
Victor Du Bois - Editor
William Atherton - Actor
Awards
Nominee (2004) Golden Globe, Tom Cruise, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama,Golden Globe, Ken Watanabe, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture,Oscar, Ken Watanabe, Best Actor in a Supporting Role,Oscar, Lilly Kilvert, Gretchen Rau, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration,Oscar, Ngila Dickson, Best Costume Design,Oscar, Andy Nelson, et. al., Best Sound
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ReviewSource The Guardian
Review It's a workmanlike tale told with almost enough gusto to distract you from the batsqueak of silliness audible throughout, and the final battle scene easily trumps the one currently on offer in, say, Cold Mountain. But, as with so many Cruise films, the producer-star has such a great deal of adoring camerawork lavished on those delectable chops, adorned with manly face-fungus that can never quite conceal his eerily boyish prettiness, undimmed over decades. The narcissism and self- congratulation is never far from the surface.
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Reviewer Peter Bradshaw
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The Last Samurai breaks with the convention that the Western hero is always superior to the local culture he immerses in. It has been compared to Lawrence of Arabia and Dances With Wolves, films in which Westerners learn to respect Arabs and Indians, but this film goes a step further, clearly believing that Katsumoto's traditional society is superior to the modernism being unloaded by the Americans. Katsumoto is the teacher and Algren is the student, and the film wonderfully re-creates the patterns and textures of the Japanese past; its production design, sets and costumes are astonishing.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 9
Features
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Joel Siegel, Good Morning America Ken Watanabe - what a powerful presence! What a beautiful film.
Paul Clinton, CNN Tom Cruise is truly magnificent.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Cruise plays the role with fierce energy and swings a Bushido blade like a pro.

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