R | | Action, Drama, History
An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.
Contrary to a popular misconception, the title of the film does not refer to Nathan Algren, or even Katsumoto, as the Last Samurai. The word "Samurai" here is in its plural form and is actually referring to Katsumoto's clan as a whole.
They say Japan was made by a sword. They say the old gods dipped a coral blade into the ocean, and when they pulled it out four perfect drops fell back into the sea, and those drops became the islands of Japan. I say, Japan was made by a handful of ...
During the discussion about the scalping, Zebulon Gant's hand jumps around in the background between holding the chair and holding up his glass so that he can sip from it.
The opening Warner Bros. logo is light blue on a solid black background.
$2,630,243 (Japan) (5 December 2003)
$111,110,575 (USA) (2 April 2004)
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