(February 11, 2004 – Burbank, CA) - The critically acclaimed epic, “The Last Samurai,” debuts May 4 on a double-disc DVD and on VHS from Warner Home Video. Nominated for four Academy Awards® (including Best Supporting Actor, Ken Watanabe) and three Golden Globe Awards (including Best Actor, Tom Cruise), “The Last Samurai” is a “masterpiece” (Access Hollywood) from acclaimed director Edward Zwick (“Glory,” “Legends of the Fall”) and also stars Timothy Spall (“Nicolas Nickelby”), Billy Connolly (“White Oleander”) and Tony Goldwyn (“An American Rhapsody”). The two-disc DVD makes history with spectacular bonus features such as a director’s video journal, a History Channel documentary, a making-of-an-epic featurette with Edward Zwick and Tom Cruise, a tour of the sets and inside look at production design, costuming and weapons, additional scenes and more. “The Last Samurai” will be available at $29.95 SRP on a two-disc DVD in both widescreen and full frame formats. VHS will be priced for rental. With operations in 89 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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