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The Last Emperor

(Blu-ray Disc - 2008 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Last Emperor
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"The life of Emperor Pu Yi, who took the throne in 1908 at the age of three, before witnessing decades of cultural and political upheaval within and without the walls of the Forbidden City."--Container.
Title: The last emperor
[videorecording (Blu-ray)]
Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, 2008.
Characteristics: 1 Blu-ray disc (165 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in. +,booklet ([14] p. : col. ill. ; 17 cm.)
Notes: Special features: audio commentary featuring director Bernardo Bertolucci, producer Jeremy Thomas, screenwriter Mark Peploe, and composer-actor Ryūichi Sakamoto; The Italian Traveler, Bernardo Bertolucci, a 53-minute film by Fernand Moszkowicz tracing the director's geographic influences, from Parma to China; video images taken by Bertolucci while on preproduction in China; The Chinese Adventure of Bernardo Bertolucci, a 51-minute film by Paolo Brunato revisiting the creation of the film; a 45-minute documentary featuring Storaro, editor Gabriella Cristiani, costume designer James Acheson and art director Gianni Silvestri; a 66-minute documentary exploring Bertolucci's creative process and the making of the Last Emperor; a 30-minute BBC interview with Bertolucci from 1989; an interview from 2008 with composer David Byrne; a 2008 interview with cultural historian Ian Buruma examining the period of the film; theatrical trailer.
Accompanying booklet featuring an essay by critic David Thomson.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.
Summary: "The life of Emperor Pu Yi, who took the throne in 1908 at the age of three, before witnessing decades of cultural and political upheaval within and without the walls of the Forbidden City."--Container.
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Awards, USA, 1988, : Oscar - Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Ferdinando Scariotti, Burno Cesari, Osvaldo Desideri) ; Best Cinematography (Vittorio Storaro) ; Best Costm Design (James Acheson) ; Best Director (Bernardo Bertolucci) ; Best Music, Original Score (Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Cong Su) ; Best Picture (Jeremy Thomas) ; Best Writing, Screenplay based on material from another medium (Mark Peploe, Bernardo bertolucci)
Academy Awards, USA, 1988,: Oscar - Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Ferdinando Scarfiotti, Bruno Cesari, Osvaldo Desideri) ; Best Cinematography (Vittorio Storaro) ; Best Costume Design (James Acheson) ; Best Director (Bernardo Bertolucci) ; Best Music, Original Score (Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Cong Su) ; Best Picture (Jeremy Thomas) ; Best Writing, Screenplay based on material from another medium (Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci)
ISBN: 1604650958
9781604650952
Branch Call Number: PN1997 .L3353 2008
Statement of Responsibility: Yanco Films and Tao Films ; Jeremy Thomas presents a film by Bernardo Bertolucci ; produced by Jeremy Thomas ; screenplay by Mark Peploe with Bernardo Bertolucci ; directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
Credits: Photography, Vittorio Storaro ; editor, Gabriella Cristiani ; music, Ryūichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Cong Su ; costume designer, James Acheson ; production designer, Ferdinando Scarfiotti.
Performers: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ying Ruocheng, Victor Wong, Dennis Dun, Ryūichi Sakamoto.
System Details: Blu-ray ; Region A ; DTS-HD Master Audio stereo. ; 2.00:1 aspect ratio ; high-definition; requires Blu-ray player.
Other Language: English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Subject Headings: China Kings and rulers Drama. China History Qing dynasty, 1644-1912 Drama. Puyi, 1906-1967 Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Biographical films.
Historical films.
Feature films.
Publisher No: CC1779BD
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Apr 24, 2014
  • Mierzwa21 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The moment I saw this movie, I always knew it was going to be good. Here is a man who was emperor, but in reality was always a prisoner his whole life (he may not look like one, but you'll understand what I mean). But like many prisoners they grow very fond of their cells or chains.

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