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Last Samurai, The (BD)]]>
While Japan undergoes tumultuous transition to a more Westernized society in 1876-77, The Last Samurai gives epic sweep to an intimate story of cultures at a crossroads. In America, tormented Civil War veteran Capt. Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise) is coerced by a mercenary officer (Tony Goldwyn) to train the Japanese Emperor's troops in the use of modern weaponry. Opposing this "progress" is a rebellion of samurai warriors, holding fast to their traditions of honor despite strategic disadvantage. As a captive of the samurai leader (Ken Watanabe), Algren learns, appreciates, and adopts the samurai code, switching sides for a climactic battle that will put everyone's honor to the ultimate test. All of which makes director Edward Zwick's noble epic eminently worthwhile, even if its Hollywood trappings (including an all-too-conventional ending) prevent it from being the masterpiece that Zwick and screenwriter John Logan clearly wanted it to be. Instead, The Last Samurai is an elegant mainstream adventure, impressive in all aspects of its production. It may not engage the emotions as effectively as Logan's script for Gladiator, but like Cruise's character, it finds its own quality of honor. --Jeff Shannon
Having been to Japan a few times I am forever fascinated by this modern country fused with an underlying respect for the past. Read morePublished 15 hours ago by Padderz
Great movie so far..... ...haven't finished watching it yet though!Published 6 days ago by Kim McClure
This is Tom Cruise's best movie by far. Well made, great picture and always a moving experience to watch it. The blue ray really seems to take you to another place and time.Published 7 days ago by Daniel Penn
Like one of my absolute favorites of all the Tom Cruise movies!Published 9 days ago by Daryle Hudson
Hands down one of Tom Cruise best movies ever! The story line was incredible, the drama captivating and the action like no other. Highly recommend it.Published 9 days ago by Sady
This is one of my favorite movies, (...and I've read that it is Tom Cruise's favorite that he has done, as well). I would recommend it. I bought this for a friend.Published 13 days ago by N. Williams
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No it can't you need one of the new hd-dvd players or an hd-dvd drive for your computer.
The good thing about the HD-DVD players is they are backwards compatible with dvds and can play those too.
Apr 12, 2006 by J. | See all 4 posts
Subtitle in Japanese?
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