The Last Samurai poster

DVD & Blu-ray Release Date

DVD: The Last Samurai DVD release date is set for May 4, 2004. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches.

Blu-ray: The Last Samurai Blu-ray will be available the same day as the DVD. Blu-ray and DVD releases are typically released around 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital: The Last Samurai digital release from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases. The estimate release date is April 2004. We will update this page with more details as they become available. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release.

The Last Samurai stars Ken Watanabe, Tom Cruise, William Atherton, Chad Lindberg, Ray Godshall Sr.. View everything you need to know about the movie below.



IMDb Rating




Theater Date

December 5, 2003


In the 1870s, Captain Nathan Algren, is offered a job in Japan. He accepts the responsibility of turning peasants into an army skilled at using modern weapons for the emperor of Japan. During a confrontation with samurai, he is captured. Instead of murdering him, Katsumoto and his tribe not only help him to gain back his strength, but also show Algren their ways. This new knowledge and understanding of the “enemy” causes unforeseen trouble for the Captain. He is faced with the dilemma of which side to choose; his job or protecting the traditions of this tribe whom he has grown close to.

R Rating

The Last Samurai DVD/Blu-ray 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.


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Reviews [star rating=”7.8″ ]

The movie currently has a 7.8 out of 10 IMDb rating and 55 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.



Box Office

$111.1 million


Action, Drama, History, War



Theatrical Release Date: December 5, 2003
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: May 4, 2004
Age Rating: R
Runtime: 154 minutes
Budget: $140,000,000
Box Office: $111.1 million
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Language: English