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The Resource The last emperor, Yanco Films Limited and Tao Films ; Jeremy Thomas presents a film by Bernardo Bertolucci ; produced by Jeremy Thomas ; screenplay by Mark Peploe with Bernardo Bertolucci ; directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

The last emperor, Yanco Films Limited and Tao Films ; Jeremy Thomas presents a film by Bernardo Bertolucci ; produced by Jeremy Thomas ; screenplay by Mark Peploe with Bernardo Bertolucci ; directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

Label
The last emperor
Title
The last emperor
Statement of responsibility
Yanco Films Limited and Tao Films ; Jeremy Thomas presents a film by Bernardo Bertolucci ; produced by Jeremy Thomas ; screenplay by Mark Peploe with Bernardo Bertolucci ; directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
Title variation
Bernardo Bertolucci's The last emperor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • jpn
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Pu Yi is the last of the Emperors 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 exploited 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
Member of
Awards note
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)
Cataloging source
JBL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography, Vittorio Storaro ; editor, Gabriella Cristiana ; music, Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Cong Su ; costume designer, James Acheson ; production designer, Ferdinando Scarfiotti
Language note
English, Chinese or Japanese dialogue; English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
PerformerNote
John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Ying Ruocheng, Victor Wong, Dennis Dun, Ryuichi Sakamoto
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1952-
  • 1961-
  • 1952-
  • 1932-2013
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bertolucci, Bernardo
  • Lone, John
  • Chen, Joan
  • Ying, Ruocheng
  • Wong, Victor
  • Dun, Dennis
  • Sakamoto, Ryūichi
  • O'Toole, Peter
Runtime
165
Series statement
Criterion Collection
Series volume
422
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Puyi
  • Political prisoners
  • Feature films
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • China
  • China
  • China
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The last emperor, Yanco Films Limited and Tao Films ; Jeremy Thomas presents a film by Bernardo Bertolucci ; produced by Jeremy Thomas ; screenplay by Mark Peploe with Bernardo Bertolucci ; directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1987
  • The accompanying booklet includes a David Thomson essay, interviews with the production designer Ferdinando Scarfiotti and actor Ying Ruocheng, a reminiscence by Bertolucci, and an essay and production diary extracts from Fabien S. Gerard
  • 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
  • Videorecording
Accompanying material
1 booklet (90 pages : illustrations
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc one: The theatrical version (165 min.) -- Disc two. The television version (218 min.) -- Disc three. Supplements, part 1 -- Disc four. Supplements, part 2
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. +
  • 19 cm).
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Director-approved special edition.
Extent
4 videodiscs (165 min.)
Isbn
9781604650143
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515027922
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
  • metal
  • plastic
Publisher number
CC1739D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn196527067
  • OCoLC
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.00:1, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital surround, restored High Definition, NTSC
Terms governing use
These discs are copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The last emperor, Yanco Films Limited and Tao Films ; Jeremy Thomas presents a film by Bernardo Bertolucci ; produced by Jeremy Thomas ; screenplay by Mark Peploe with Bernardo Bertolucci ; directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1987
  • The accompanying booklet includes a David Thomson essay, interviews with the production designer Ferdinando Scarfiotti and actor Ying Ruocheng, a reminiscence by Bertolucci, and an essay and production diary extracts from Fabien S. Gerard
  • 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
  • Videorecording
Accompanying material
1 booklet (90 pages : illustrations
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc one: The theatrical version (165 min.) -- Disc two. The television version (218 min.) -- Disc three. Supplements, part 1 -- Disc four. Supplements, part 2
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in. +
  • 19 cm).
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Director-approved special edition.
Extent
4 videodiscs (165 min.)
Isbn
9781604650143
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515027922
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
  • metal
  • plastic
Publisher number
CC1739D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn196527067
  • OCoLC
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.00:1, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital surround, restored High Definition, NTSC
Terms governing use
These discs are copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD

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