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The Last Emperor DVD

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  • Last Emperor [Director's Cut]
    • Release date: February 23, 1999
    • Format: Dvd
    • Language: Eng
    • Subtitles: Eng
    • Number of discs: 1
    • Run Time: 3 hr. 38 min.
    • Special Features: 6:3 Widescreen
      2.0 Dolby Surround Audio
      Digitally mastered
      Interactive menus
      Scene access
      Theatrical trailer
      Cast and crew information
  • Last Emperor [4 Discs] [Criterion Collection]
    • Release date: February 26, 2008
    • Format: Dvd
    • Language: Eng
    • Subtitles: Eng
    • Number of discs: 4
    • Run Time: 2 hr. 45 min.
    • Special Features: Disc one: The theatrical version:
      All-new restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by cinematographer Vittorio Storaro
      Audio commentary featuring director Bernardo Bertolucci, producer Jeremy Thomas, screenwriter Mark Peploe, and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto
      Theatrical trailer
      Disc two:
      All-new, restored high-definition digital transfer
      Disc three:
      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 documentary that revisits the film's making
      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 examing the period of the film
      Plus a booklet featuring an essay by David Thomson, interviews with production designer Ferdinando Scarfiotti and actor Ying Ruocheng, a reminiscence by bertolucci, and an essay and production-diary extracts from Fabien S. Gerard
  • Last Emperor [WS] [Criterion Collection]
    • Release date: November 18, 2008
    • Format: Dvd
    • Number of discs: 1
    • Run Time: 2 hr. 45 min.
    • Special Features: Restored High-Definition 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
      Plus: A booklet featuring an essay by critic David Thomson
  • Last Emperor [Blu-ray] [Criterion Collection]
    • Release date: January 6, 2009
    • Format: BluRay
    • Number of discs: 1
    • Run Time: 2 hr. 45 min.
    • Special Features: Restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by cinematographer Vittorrio Storaro, with DTS-HD master audio stereo surround soundtrack
      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 Brunatto 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

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