The last emperor [videorecording] / Jeremy Thomas presents ; 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.

Director-approved special ed.
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2008.
Criterion collection; 422.
Criterion collection ; 422
4 videodiscs (165 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (90 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.).
Puyi, 1906-1967.
China -- History -- Qing dynasty, 1644-1912 -- Drama.
China -- History -- 20th century -- Drama.
China -- Kings and rulers -- Drama.
Historical films.
Biographical films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Motion pictures, Canadian.
Motion pictures, British.
Motion pictures, French.
Predominantly in English; some dialogue in Chinese or Japanese, with English subtitles.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; Dolby Digital surround.
"The life of [Chinese] Emperor Pu Yi, who took the throne at age three, in 1908, before witnessing decades of cultural and political upheaval within and without the walls of the Forbidden City."--Container.
Disc 1: The theatrical version (1987, 162 min.)
disc 2. The television version (1987, 218 min.)
disc 3. Supplements, pt. 1 (compiled in 2008, 157 min.)
disc 4. Supplements, pt. 2 (compiled in 2008, 166 min.).
John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ying Ruocheng, Victor Wong, Dennis Dun, Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Photography, Vittorio Storaro; editor, Gabriella Cristiani; music, Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne and Cong Su.
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1987.
Special features, Disc 1: audio commentary by Bertolucci, Thomas, Peploe & Sakamoto; original theatrical trailer; Disc 3: Bernardo Bertolucci : le voyageur Italien = Bernardo Bertolucci : the Italian traveler [documentary] (1992?, 53 min., in Italian with English subtitles); Videocartolina dalla China = Postcards from China [featurette] (1985?, 8 min., with optional audio commentary by Bertolucci in English); Bernardo Bertolucci's Chinese adventure [documentary] (1986, 51 min., in Italian with English subtitles); Making The last emperor [documentary] (2008, 45 min., in English); Disc 4: The South Bank show : The making of The last emperor [BBC documentary television program] (1988, 66 min.); David Byrne on The last emperor [interview] (2007, 25 min.); Beyond the Forbidden City : Ian Buruma on China's tumultuous past [documentary] (2008, 45 min.); Face to face : Jeremy Issacs talks to Bernardo Bertolucci [interview] (1989, 30 min., in English).
Aspect ratio 2.00:1.
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)
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Phi Beta Kappa Library Trust Fund.
Bertolucci, Bernardo. , Screenwriter, Director
Thomas, Jeremy. , Producer
Peploe, Mark. , Screenwriter
Lone, John, 1952- , Actor
Chen, Joan, 1961- , Actor
O'Toole, Peter, 1932- , Actor
Ying, Ruocheng. , Actor
Wong, Victor. , Actor
Dun, Dennis. , Actor
Sakamoto, Ryūichi, 1952- , Actor, Composer
Byrne, David, 1952- , Composer, Interviewee
Su, Cong, 1957- , Composer
Yanco Films. , Producer
Tao Film SRL. , Producer
Recorded Picture Company. , Producer
Screenframe Limited. , Producer
AAA Soprofilms. , Producer
Criterion Collection (Firm) , Distributor
Phi Beta Kappa Library Trust Fund.
Publisher Number:
CC1739D Criterion Collection
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