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The Last Samurai (2003)

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This post has the most up-to-date information on The Last Samurai as we continuously monitor the news. Below you will find everything you need to know, including cast, release date, rating, runtime, movie budget and, box office results.

The Last Samurai is an drama movie directed by Edward Zwick and starring Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, William Atherton and Chad Lindberg and Billy Connolly. The movie was written by John Logan (story), John Logan (screenplay). The film has a $140 million budget with a 154-minute running time. The Last Samurai currently has a 7.7 IMDb rating, based on 358901 and 55 Metascore on Metacritic. The movie is rated R.

release date for The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai release date

When does The Last Samurai come out in theaters?

The official theatrical release date for The Last Samurai (2003)is December 5, 2003.

When will The Last Samurai be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

The Last Samurai DVD/Blu-ray release date is PENDING. The estimated DVD release date is March 2004. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in March 2004. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

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The Last Samurai budget

How much did The Last Samurai cost to make?

$140,000,000 budget

The movie cost $140 million to make.

The Last Samurai movie poster

The Last Samurai rating

R Rated

The Last Samurai is rated R. R stands for ‘Restricted’, which means children under 17 require accompanying parent or adult guardian. The movie contains some adult material and parents are urged to learn more about the movie.

The Last Samurai reviews

7.7 IMDb 55 Metascore

The movie currently has a 7.7 of out 10 IMDb rating and 55 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.

The Last Samurai trailer

The Last Samurai plot summary

What is The Last Samurai about?

Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai’s way of life in the name of modernization and open trade, Algren decides to become an ultimate warrior himself and to fight for their right to exist.

Synopsis from IMDb An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.

The Last Samurai cast

Who is in The Last Samurai?

Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai Tom Cruise as Captain Nathan Algren
Ken Watanabe in The Last Samurai Ken Watanabe as Katsumoto
William Atherton in The Last Samurai William Atherton as Winchester Rep
Chad Lindberg in The Last Samurai Chad Lindberg as Winchester Rep Assistant
Billy Connolly in The Last Samurai Billy Connolly as Zebulon Gant

The Last Samurai box Office

How much did The Last Samurai make?

$456,758,981 worldwide

The film has made over $457 million worldwide at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales.

The Last Samurai details

Theatrical Release Date: December 5, 2003
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: PENDING
Film Budget: $140 million
Box Office: $457 million
Length: 154 minutes
Genre: Drama, Action, War, History
Language: English

The Last Samurai facts

How long is The Last Samurai?

The movie is 154 minutes long (2 hours and 34 minutes).

What year did The Last Samurai come out?

The movie is out on December 5, 2003. The movie has been out for .

Who is the lead actor in the movie?

Tom Cruise plays as Captain Nathan Algren.

Who is the director of The Last Samurai?

Edward Zwick directed the movie.

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Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei, a writer and avid entertainment fan, has been actively involved in the film industry for the past 4 years. His particular interest lies in sci-fi and action movies.


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