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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
This was so well done The acting and filming, an amazing filmPublished 8 days ago by Robert A. Reeves Sr.
I've purchased two of this disc, one for my daughter and the other my wife and I. And since we all speak Japanese and lived in Japan for approx 17 years, we appreciate viewing... Read morePublished 14 days ago by kenneth j merritt
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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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