PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the final Emperor of China.
Jeremy Thomas managed to raise the $25 million budget for his independent production single-handedly.
Pu Yi - 8 Years:
Drink it. Go on, Bigfoot, drink all the green ink.
When the princess gives birth, you can hear the baby crying, yet when the camera moves across, the baby has a calm expression.
The theatrical version runs 163 minutes. A 218 minute version was released in the US in 1998 under the mistaken title of the "Director's Cut". It was known by this erroneous title until the 2008 Criterion DVD and Blu-ray Disc came out. Bertolucci and DP Vittorio Storaro made it clear while working on the DVD and BD that the shorter theatrical version is without doubt the director's cut. The 218 minute version was an early cut meant only to be aired as a four-part television mini-series by the Italian television network that funded the film.
English, Mandarin, Japanese
$21,105 (USA) (27 November 1998)