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The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai

Language English
Format DVD
DVD Regions Former Soviet Union, Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia
Actor(s) Tom Cruise
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Get hold of all the action in this epic war film "The Last Samurai" starring Tom Cruise and directed by Edward Zwick. Tom Cruise features a role of an American officer, who's personal and emotional conflicts bring him to the contact of samurai warriors in Japan. He is kept as a captive and starts living with the civilization of samurai rebellion. He grows with the respect of simple lifestyle of the samurai and their families. Soon he integrates with the whole society and learns Japanese and martial samurai techniques. Algren (Tom) stay in this village in Japan lets him overcome alcoholism and his horrors of the past. He helps the villagers defeat a band of ninjas and earns samurai respect. A Katsumoto (Samurai Leader) travel to Tokyo to meet his student and Algren accompanies him. In Tokyo Algren learns that the Imperial Japanese Army has become much better trained and armed over the wintertime. Katsumoto realizes that the Emperor's influence in the government has been overshadowed by that of his advisers including Omura who supports westernization and intend to use the strengthened army to crush the samurai. In a council meeting Katsumoto is arrested for carrying a sword. Rather than fulfilling Omura's request to lead the Imperial Army against the rebellion, Algren organizes the samurai to free Katsumoto. The samurai leader Katsumoto's son Nobutada is killed while helping his father escape.

Preparing The Army

Algren and samurai return to the village to prepare for the assault by the army. The warriors depart for the battle and the close range of the battle field results in leaving many dead on the battle field. The Gatling fire kills many samurai and badly injured Algren helps Katsumoto achieve an honourable death. Algren presents Katsumoto's sword to the Emperor stating that Katsumoto would have wanted him to have it and to remember the cause for which he and his ancestors had died. The Emperor realizes that while Japan must modernize, it must also grow strong on its own terms and in line with its history and culture. But what happened to the American Officer? How does Algren stand as the last samurai to explain the cause the village always wanted to teach? The film ends with all these questions and while you watch the movie you will be able to see the pains Algren goes through. How his dedication makes him stand as the last samurai.

Protecting The Villagers

Algren goes back to the village to live with Taka (sister of Katsumoto) who he is in love with and other widows and children to protect them and effectively donning the mantle of the last samurai to protect them. The movie takes you through the series of action and emotions of a samurai and also explains how an effective leader is made. Get your hands on The Last Samurai today by placing order online on Junglee. Check out a host of other movies in Blu-ray and DVD for endless entertainment. Get the best price offered by many online and offline sellers across only on

Product Details
Language English
Theatrical Release Date December 5, 2003
Format DVD
DVD Regions Former Soviet Union, Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia
Genre Action
Censor Rating U/A (Parental Guidance)
Actor(s) Tom Cruise
Director(s) Edward Zwick
No of Discs 2
Studio Warner Bros.

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  1.  A high point for Tom Cruise 5 October, 2013 On
    Being a huge Tom Cruise fan, I picked up this movie without any hesitation. I'd seen some mixed reviews, and critics who panned the movie, but just went with my gut.

    And my gut was right. This is perhaps Tom Cruise's acting hours, considering he has acted is so many great movies. Having been to Japan, I do know that the history part of it is spot on, and so is the culture depicted there. The performances are brilliant, and I would have to single out Ken Watanabe's. He is quite superb in his role, and I love how intense he is.

    Edward Zwick also deserves kudos for this movie cause the directing is spot on, and his mastery shows. This is a great movie, especially if you want to learn more about Japan, how it rose to become what it is today and how we must never simply let go of our past and embrace an uncertain future.
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