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The Last Emperor

Spine #422



Release:
Nov 25, 2008
$29.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 2.00:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Dolby Surround
  • English subtitles

The Last Emperor

Other Versions:

4-Disc Edition

Blu-ray


Directed By: Bernardo Bertolucci
Starring: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole
Licensor: HanWay Films

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Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor won nine Academy Awards, unexpectedly sweeping every category in which it was nominated-quite a feat for a challenging, multilayered epic directed by an Italian and starring an international cast. Yet the power and scope of the film was, and remains, undeniable-the life of Emperor Pu Yi, who took the throne at age three, in 1908, before witnessing decades of cultural and political upheaval, within and without the walls of the Forbidden City. Recreating Ching dynasty China with astonishing detail and unparalleled craftsmanship by cinematographer Vittorio Storaro and production designer Ferdinando Scarfiotti, The Last Emperor is also an intimate character study of one man reconciling personal responsibility and political legacy.

Supplements
  • Audio commentary by director Bernardo Bertolucci, producer Jeremy Thomas, screenwriter Mark Peploe, and composer-actor Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Theatrical trailer

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