When an American military officer is hired by the Emperor of Japan to train the country's first army in the 1870s, he is unexpectedly impressed by the Imperial Samurai warriors and their way of life.
We will publish your review of The Last Samurai [Blu-ray]  on Blu Ray within a few days as long as it meets our guidelines.
None of your personal details will be passed on to any other third party.
Decorated Civil War veteran Nathan Algren (Cruise) is sent to Japan to train and lead the Emperor's troops in modern Western, gunpowder intensive, warfare to eliminate the country's remaining rebelling samurai. Captured and imprisoned by the outlawed warriors, Algren is slowly swayed by their strict adherence to the honourable code of Bushido and, when the Emperor's forces mass once again, Algren offers to join his former captors in an effort to preserve their way of life. 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. Actors Tom Cruise, Tony Goldwyn, Ken Watanabe, William Atherton, Billy Connolly, Shichinosuke Nakamura, Masato Harada, Hiroyuki Sanada & Shun Sugata Director Edward Zwick Certificate 15 years and over Year 2003 Screen Widescreen 2.35:1 Anamorphic Languages English - Dolby Digital (5.1) Additional Languages Italian ; German ; French ; Spanish Subtitles English ; French ; Spanish ; German ; Italian ; Dutch ; Swedish ; Danish ; Norwegian ; Finnish Duration 2 hours and 28 minutes (approx)
The Japanese monarchy has decided to replace the hired samurai warriors, who have been relied upon for centuries for defending the nation, with a more contemporary military. A U.S. Civil War veteran (Tom Cruise) is hired by the Emperor to train a group of Japanese conscripts to replace the samurai warriors. But when he is captured by the samurai, he comes to respect them and finds himself torn over who he should be fighting for.