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Title The last emperor [(DVD) videorecording] / Jeremy Thomas presents ; a film by Bernardo Bertolucci ; screenplay by Mark Peploe with Bernardo Bertolucci ; produced by Jeremy Thomas ; directed by Bernardo Bertolucci ; made by Yanco Films Limited and Tao Film SRL ; in association with Recorded Picture Company (Productions) Limited, Screenframe Limited, AAA Soprofilms.

Imprint [United States] : The Criterion Collection, 2008.
Publication Info. Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection, [2008]
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 Naper Blvd. Adult DVD Fiction  F LAS    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F LAST E    DUE 08-03-20
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Description 1 videodisc (165 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (12 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Series The Criterion collection ; 422
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 422.
System Details DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital surround sound; widescreen presentation, director approved aspect ratio 2.00:1, enhanced for 16:9 televisions; restored, high-definition digital transfer.
Language In English, Chinese, and Japanese, with optional subtitles in English.
Cast John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ying Ruocheng, Victor Wong, Dennis Dun, Wu Jun Mei, Maggie Han, Ric Young, Jade Go, Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Credits Photography by Vittorio Storaro ; editor, Gabriella Cristiani ; music by Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne and Cong Su; production designer, Ferdinando Scarfiotti ; costume designer, James Acheson.
Note Originally produced as an international motion picture in 1987.
Special features: Commentary [optional audio feature]; Trailer (3 min.); booklet features the essay "The Last Emperor: or the Manchurian Candidate" by David Thomson.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Summary A dramatic history of Aisin-Gioro "Henry" Pu Yi, who at the age of three became the last of the Emperors of China. Chronicles his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, as the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; and his exploitation by the invading Japanese as the ruler of Manchukuo from 1932 to 1945. He returned to public life in 1959, just another peasant worker in the People's Republic, and died as a gardener at the Botanical Gardens of Peking.
Contents Manchuria, 1950 -- Peking, 1908 -- First coronation -- Young emperor -- Criminal -- Pu Chieh -- New republic -- Reginald Johnston -- First lesson -- Protests -- Grief -- Spectacles -- Two wives -- Strangers -- Confession -- Reforms -- Departures -- Life outside -- Secondary consort -- Tientsin, 1931 -- Manchuria, 1934 -- Second coronation -- New quarters -- Manchuria, 1935 -- Puppet -- Russians -- Freedom -- Peking, 1967 -- Citizen -- Color bars.
Awards Academy Awards, 1988: Best Sound: Bill Rowe, Ivan Sharrock; Art Direction-Set Decoration: Ferdinando Scarfiotti, Bruno Cesari, Osvaldo Desideri; Costume Design: James Acheson; Music, Original Score: Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Cong Su; Cinematography: Vittorio Storaro; Film Editing: Gabriella Cristiani; Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium: Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci; Picture: Jeremy Thomas; Director: Bernardo Bertolucci (USA) and 1988 David di Donatello Awards for Best Production Design, Costume Design, Cinematography, Editing, Screenplay, Producer, Director, Film, and Best Supporting Actor (Migliore Attore non Protagonista): Peter O'Toole (Italy).
Subject Puyi, 1906-1967 -- Drama.
Nationalists -- China -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Communists -- China -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Political prisoners -- China -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
China -- Kings and rulers -- Biography -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
China -- History -- Qing dynasty, 1644-1912 -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
China -- Politics and government -- 20th century -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
China -- Videodiscs.
Genre DVD-video discs.
Epic films.
Historical films.
Biographical films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Feature films China.
Feature films Italy.
Feature films Great Britain.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Bertolucci, Bernardo, screenwriter, director.
Thomas, Jeremy, producer.
Peploe, Mark, screenwriter.
Lone, John, 1952- actor.
Chen, Joan, 1961- actor.
O'Toole, Peter, 1932-2013, actor.
Ying, Ruocheng, actor.
Wong, Victor, actor.
Dun, Dennis, actor.
Wu, Vivian, 1966- actor.
Han, Maggie, 1959- actor.
Young, Ric, actor.
Go, Jade, actor.
Tagawa, Cary-Hiroyuki, actor.
Sakamoto, Ryūichi, 1952- composer.
Storaro, Vittorio, 1940- cinematographer.
Yanco Films.
Tao Film SRL (Firm)
Recorded Picture Company.
Screenframe Limited (Firm)
AAA Soprofilms (Film)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Title on container: Bernardo Bertolucci's The last emperor
ISBN 9781604651065
Standard No. 715515034425
Music No. CC1783D Criterion Collection
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