PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the final Emperor of China.
Security was so tight around the shoot that when Peter O'Toole forgot his pass one day, he was denied entrance to the set.
Emperor Pu Yi:
This isn't a school; it's a prison. A real prison.
Mr. Johnston enters the Emperor's service during the 4 May 1919 student movement. Thus, Pu Yi is 13 years of age, not 15.
The Criterion Collection DVD and Blu-ray releases are re-framed in director of photography Vittorio Storaro's preferred Univisium 2.00:1 format. This was the intended ratio for the film, despite it being commonly projected in 2.39:1 during its theatrical release.
English, Mandarin, Japanese
$21,105 (USA) (27 November 1998)
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