KENJI MISUMI'S THE LAST SAMURAI
OFFICIALLY LICENSED / USA HOME VIDEO DEBUT
Region 1 - NTSC Format
*BRAND NEW DVD*
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Running Time: 159 mins. approx.
Studio: Neptune Media / Shochiku Films
Starring: Hideki Takahashi, Ken Ogata, Kiwako Taichi, Keiko Matsuzaka
Directed by: Misumi Kenji
Let the enemy slice your skin, so you can cut his bone...
Hideki Takahashi stars as Toranosuke, a disinherited son who finds new life by immersing himself in the true way of the Samurai. Mentored by Ikemoto, the Boss of Spies, Sugi is eager to test his skill in the service of the Shogunate. It is a time of crisis. The city of Kyoto has been overrun with insurgents. Forbidden by his master to get involved, Toranosuke is soon drawn into the wars, massacres and upheavals that marked the final days of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Samurai vs. samurai, spy vs. spy, friend vs. friend, conspiracies and assassinations abound. Who will survive to become The Last Samurai?
The 67th and final film by famed director Kenji Misumi (Zatoichi, the Blind Swordsman, Lone Wolf and Cub). Featuring dazzling swordfights, elaborate battle sequences and a stirring score from internationally renowned composer Akira Ifukube (Godzilla series, The Quiet Duel), The Last Samurai stands among the great classics of the genre. Boasting a script by co-written by Kenji Misumi, this is perhaps Misumi s most epic and personal film.
- 16:9 Enhanced High Definition Digital Transfer
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Essay by Tom Mes, author of Agitator: the Cinema of Takashi Miike
- Actor Biographies
- Photo Gallery
- And more!
With The Last Samurai, Kenji Misumi does something that few artists ever have the chance to do: deliver his final and definitive statement, reaching a conclusion that brings his entire body of work to a close. A genuinely great film. --
--Tom Mes, MidnightEye.com
KENJI MISUMI'S swan song and one of the all time greatest samurai films as we follow the lives of 4 young men and their friendship through the Bakumatsu era. One of the young men happens to be OKITA SOJI. There is one word for this film. MASTERPIECE. --
-- Barbara Sheridan, ShinsengumiHQ
Video: Color / 16:9 Enhanced / 2.35:1 / Widescreen Version
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Language: Japanese Language
Subtitles: Removable English Subtitles