Bernardo Bertolucci's The last emperor

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Green Hills - Adult Movie
DVD 791.43 L3492eD
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Director-approved special ed.
Physical Desc
4 videodiscs (ca. 165 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 19 cm.) 1 booklet (90 pages : ill.
9781604650143 (liner), 1604650141 (liner)


General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.
General Note
Special features: Disc one: All-new restored digital transfer, supervised and approved by cinematographer Vittorio Storaro; audio commentary featuring director Bernardo Bertolucci, producer Jeremy Thomas, screenwriter Mark Peploe, and composer-actor Ryuichi Sakamoto; theatrical trailer ; Disc two: All-new, restored high-definition digital transfer ; Disc three: "The Italian traveler, Bernardo Bertolucci:" a 53-minute film; video images taken by Bertolucci while on preproduction in China; "The Chinese adventure of Bernardo Bertolucci:" a 51-minute documentary; a new 45-minute documentary featuring Storaro, editor Gabriella Cristiana, costume designer James Acheson, and art director Gianni Silvestri ; Disc four: A 66-minute BBC documentary exploring Bertolucci's creative process and the making of The last emperor; a 30-minute interview with Bertolucci from 1989; a new interview with composer David Byrne; a new interview with cultural historian Ian Buruma examining the period of the film.
Creation/Production Credits
Produced by Jeremy Thomas ; screenplay by Mark Peploe with Bernardo Bertolucci ; directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ying Ruocheng, Victor Wong, Dennis Dun, Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Pu Yi is the last of the Emperor of China who from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City was the object of worship by half a billion people. From his abdication, to his decline and dissolute lifestyle. His life was exploitated by the invading Japanese and his term as the emperor of Japan's Manchuguo. He was eventually released back to public life in 1959 and died as gardener at the Botanical Gardens of Peking.
System Details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.00:1, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital surround, restored High Definition, NTSC.
English, Chinese or Japanese dialogue ; English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
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 Film Editing (Gabriella Cristiani) ; Best Music, Original Score (Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Cong Su) ; Best Picture (Jeremy Thomas) ; Best Sound (Bill Rowe, Ivan Sharrock) ; Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Mark Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci)
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APA Citation (style guide)

Thomas, J., Peploe, M., Bertolucci, B., Lone, J., Chen, J., O'Toole, P., Ying, R., Wong, V., Dun, D., Sakamoto, R., Storaro, V., Cristiani, G., Byrne, D., Su, C., Acheson, J., Scarfiotti, F., Cesari, B., Desideri, O., Rowe, W., & Sharrock, I. (2008). Bernardo Bertolucci's The last emperor. Director-approved special ed. [Irvington, N.Y.]: Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Jeremy. Thomas et al.. 2008. Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor. [Irvington, N.Y.]: Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Jeremy. Thomas et al., Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor. [Irvington, N.Y.]: Criterion Collection, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Thomas, Jeremy., et al. Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor. Director-approved special ed. [Irvington, N.Y.]: Criterion Collection, 2008. DVD.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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