Disc One: Theatrical Version

  • Audio Commentary featuring director Bernardo Bertolucci, producer Jeremy Thomas, screenwriter Mark Peploe, and composer/actor Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • Theatrical Trailer

Disc Two: Television Version

Disc Three: Supplements Part 1

  • The Italian Traveler, Bernardo Bertolucci a 53 minute film
  • Preproduction Video Images
  • The Chinese Adventure Of Bernardo Bertlucci 45 Minute Documentary

Disc Three: Supplements Part 2

  • 66 minute BBC Documentary
  • Interview with Bertolucci from 1989
  • Interview with Composer
  • New Interview with cultural historian
  • A Booklet featuring an essay by David Thomson and interviews

Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor won nine Academy Awards®, unexpectedly sweeping every category in which it was nominated – quite a feat for a challenging, multilayered epic directed by an Italian and starring an international cast. Yet the power and scope of the film was, and remains, undeniable – the life of emperor Pu Yi, who took the throne at age three, in 1908, before witnessing decades of cultural and political upheaval, within and outside of the walls of the Forbidden City. Recreating Qing-dynasty China with astonishing detail and unparalleled craftsmanship by cinematographer Vittorio Storaro and production designer Ferdinando Scarfiotti, The Last Emperor is also an intimate character study of one man reconciling personal responsibility and political legacy

  Peter O’Toole
  Victor Wong
  John Lone
  Ryuichi Sakamoto
  Joan Chen
  Ying Ruocheng
  Dennis Dun

  Bernardo Bertolucci
  Mark Peploe

  Jeremy Thomas

  Bernardo Bertolucci