[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, 2008
Series: Criterion collection
, Book 422Edition:
[Director-approved Blu-ray special ed.]Description:
1 videodisc (165 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + booklet ( p. : col. ill. ; 17 cm.) ISBN/ISSN:
9781604650952, 1604650958, Language:
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 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
John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ying Ruocheng, Victor Wong, Dennis Dun, Ryūichi Sakamoto
"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
Blu-ray ; Region A ; DTS-HD Master Audio stereo ; 2.00:1 aspect ratio ; high-definition
This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD player
English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
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