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Title The last emperor [(Blu-ray) videorecording] / Yanko 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.

Edition [Blu-ray edition].
Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, 2008.
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Description 1 videodisc (165 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Criterion collection ; 422
Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs) ; 422.
System Details Blu-ray, high-definition, 2.00:1 aspect ratio, Region A ; DTS-HD Master Audio stereo.
This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD player.
System requirements: Blu-ray optical disc player and HD TV.
Language English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Note Title from disc.
Includes 1 booklet ([14] pages : col. ill. ; 17 cm.).
Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.
Accompanying booklet featuring an essay by critic David Thomson.
Special features: Audio commentary featuring director Bernardo Bertolucci, producer Jeremy Thomas, screenwriter Mark Peploe, and composer-actor Ryuichi 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.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Cast John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ying Ruocheng, Victor WOng, Dennis Dun, Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Credits Photography, Vittorio Storaro ; editor, Gabriella Cristiana ; music, Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Cong Su ; costume designer, James Acheson ; production designer, Ferdinando Scarfiotti.
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 Academy Awards, 1987,: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Ferdinando Scariotti, Burno 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)
Terms Of Use This disc is copy protected.
Subject Puyi, 1906-1967 -- Drama.
China -- History -- Qing dynasty, 1644-1912 -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
China -- Kings and rulers -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Blu-ray discs.
Local Subject ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS, 1987.
Genre Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Thomas, Jeremy.
Peploe, Mark.
Bertolucci, Bernardo.
Lone, John, 1952-
Chen, Joan, 1961-
O'Toole, Peter, 1932-2013.
Ying, Ruocheng.
Wong, Victor.
Dun, Dennis.
Sakamoto, Ryūichi, 1952-
Storaro, Vittorio, 1940-
Cristiani, Gariella.
Bryne, David, 1952-
Su, Cong, 1957-
Acheson, James.
Scarfiotti, Ferdinando.
Cesari, Bruno.
Desideri, Osvaldo.
Rowe, William (William S.)
Sharrock, Ivan.
Yanco Films.
Tao Film SRL.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Last emperor (Motion picture : 1987)
Italian traveler, Bernardo Bertolucci.
Chinese adventure of Bernardo Bertolucci.
ISBN 9781604650952
Standard No. 715515033725
Music No. CC1779BD Criterion Collection
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