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The Last Emperor (blu ray) 4k UHD

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Experience the opulent saga of THE LAST EMPEROR (1987) in stunning detail with this Arrow Video 4k UHD version of this cinematic masterpiece directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.

Follow the compelling life story of Puyi, the final monarch of China (the eponymous Last Emperor), as he navigates the lavish confines of the Forbidden City and confronts the tumultuous political shifts of 20th-century China. This visually mesmerizing film, a hallmark of Bertolucci's prowess, has been meticulously remastered by Arrow Video for the ultimate high-definition experience.

Bernardo Bertolucci epic The Last Emperor (1987) swept the Academy Awards winning nine Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director. 

The Last Emperor tells the history of China through the eyes of the man brought up to believe he was the country’s divine ruler.

Filmed on location in China, Bertolucci and Thomas were the first western filmmakers to be allowed access to previously forbidden locations.

Together with a cast including John Lone, Joan Chen and Peter O’Toole, and director of photography Vittorio Storaro’s lushly evocative cinematography, they created a classic film of sweeping scope and delicate intimacy that stunned critics and audiences alike. The Last Emperor arrives in a brand new 4K restoration that will take your breath away.

Immerse yourself in this Academy Award-winning classic.

Special Features:

  • New 4K restoration of the original theatrical version
  • 4K (2160p) Ultra HD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Original uncompressed stereo 2.0 and 5.1 audio options
  • Optional English subtitles
  • First to Last: The Road to the Forbidden City, a new visual essay by film critic David Cairns exploring Bernardo Bertolucci’s career prior to The Last Emperor
  • Open the Door, a new visual essay by film critics David Cairns & Fiona Watson in which they follow Bertolucci into the Forbidden City to explore in-depth The Last Emperor and the truth on which it is based
  • Archive interviews with director Bernardo Bertolucci and stars John Lone and Joan Chen
  • Postcard from China, video footage shot by Bernardo Bertolucci while location scouting in China
  • The Last Emperor Theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork options


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