Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 2 hours, 34 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 7, 2013
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region [unknown]
- Note: 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 Lilly Kilvert
- Silk and Armor: Costume Design with Ngila Dickson
- From Soldier to Samurai: The Weapons
- Imperial Army Basic Training
- Japan Premieres
- Theatrical Trailer
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Hiroyuki Sanada &
Steven Rosenblum &
Edward Zwick &
Tom Engelman &
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by
Vincent Ward &
Entertainment Weekly - 12/05/2003
"...[A] rousing, smoothly assembled historical fantasia....A handsome epic..."
Rolling Stone - 12/25/2003
"...Cruise plays the role with fierce energy and swings a Bushido blade like a pro..."
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2004
"[With] some of the most impressively realised battles this side of Middle Earth."
New York Times - 12/05/2003
"Mr. Zwick has absorbed the lethal agility of Akira Kurosawa; what registers just as powerfully as the sureness of the combatants is the ugly futility of the battles themselves."
Los Angeles Times - 12/05/2003
"THE LAST SAMURAI affords the sort of fizzy enjoyment that can come with epic movie endeavors, including a meticulously detailed world unlike our own, an excellent supporting cast and some pulse-pounding fights."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/05/2003
"Beautifully designed, intelligently written, acted with conviction, it's an uncommonly thoughtful epic."
Widescreen Review - 06/01/2006
"THE LAST SAMURAI is another stirring Civil War-era epic directed by Edward Zwick."
Ancient Civilizations |
Civil War |
Period Piece |
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical Release Date: December 5, 2003