2003 Action/War Rated R 144 Minutes
|In Theaters||December 5, 2003|
|On 4K UHD||Not Available|
|On Blu-ray||November 14, 2006|
|On DVD||May 4, 2004|
A battered, alcoholic veteran of the Civil War finds himself in Japan peddling Winchester guns. The Emperor makes him a deal that he can't refuse. The American soldier is hired to train the new Japanese army in war tactics.
The new army is set to confront the displaced samurai when the American is captured by the enemy and forced to understand the way of the samurai warriors. Ultimately, he is forced to make a decision as to which side of the conflict he wants to defend.
Rated R for strong violence and battle sequences.
Box office gross: $111.1 million. View box office history.
Released by Warner Bros. See more credits.