The Last Samurai

February 25, 2023


An American military officer is hired by the Emperor of Japan to train the country’s first army in an attempt to eradicate the ancient Samurai warrior class in preparation for more Westernized and trade-friendly policies.  The officer finds himself unexpectedly affected by his encounters with the Samurai, which places him at the center of a struggle between two eras and two worlds.

Craig and guest co-host Elisabeth Rappe (@ElisabethRappe on twitter) talk about amazing Japanese actors, bowling ball dogs, stinky Americans and the movie “The Last Samurai” on this week’s Matinee Heroes!

Show Notes

  • 0:45

    Craig and Elisabeth talk about Colorado winters and the value of bowling ball dogs.

  • 13:54

    Craig and Elisabeth discuss “The Last Samurai”

  • 38:20


  • 58:02 

    Double Feature

  • 1:01:14

    Final Thoughts

  • 1:03:20

    A preview of next week’s episode “Remains of the Day”

Next week, friend of the show Kristen Lopez comes on to talk about her book and the movie “Remains of the Day”

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