Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai [DVD] [1999]

Jim Jarmusch's thoughtful crime film Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai comes to DVD from Artisian. The image is presented with an anamorphic widescreen transfer enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions. The audio is offered in Dolby Digital 5.1 sound with the option to play only the isolated music score by RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan. Special features include trailers, TV spots, and outttakes. Contains a music video, a 20-minute documentary called "Ghost Dog: The Odyssey," and extensive cast and crew information about Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, Cliff Gorman, Victor Argo, and more. This release is highly recommended.
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Special Features

  • 16:9 widescreen
  • 30-minute special feature: "The Odyssey: The Journey into the Life of a Samurai"
  • 5.1 Dolby Digital audio
  • Cast and crew information
  • Deleted scenes
  • Digitally mastered
  • Interactive menus
  • Isolated music score
  • Music video
  • Scene access
  • Trailers and TV spots


Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
A surreal crime drama told as only Jim Jarmusch could, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai stars Forest Whitaker as Ghost Dog, a hit man living in an unidentified but run-down city in what license plates call "The Industrialized State." Known for his gift of being able to come and go without people noticing him, Ghost Dog is a self-taught samurai who is obsessed with order and his strict personal moral code, drawn from the philosophies of the Japanese warriors. As every samurai needs a leader to whom he swears loyalty, Ghost Dog has devoted himself the service of Louie (John Tormey), a low-level crime boss who once saved his life. When Louie's superiors decide he must be executed, Ghost Dog leaps into action, methodically wiping out his many enemies. Along with a dizzying series of stylized shoot-outs, Ghost Dog also features carrier pigeons, characters who read Rashomon, a French-speaking ice cream man, and a score by RZA from the top-selling hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan, who have their own well-documented obsession with Asian culture. Ghost Dog was screened in competition at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Forest Whitaker
    Forest Whitaker - Ghost Dog
  • John Tormey
    John Tormey - Louie
  • Cliff Gorman
    Cliff Gorman - Sonny Valerio
  • Henry Silva
    Henry Silva - Vargo
  • Isaach de Bankolé
    Isaach de Bankolé - Raymond

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