The Emperor and the Assassin

Closed Capationed Starring: Gong Li & Fengyi Zhang Director: Chen Kaige  Rated: R: Restricted
The Emperor and the Assassin
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 41 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Surround - Mandarin
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Chen Kaige - Director
    • Trailers:
      1. Bonus Trailer - STORY OF QIU JU
      2. Bonus Trailer - THE LAST EMPEROR
      3. Bonus Trailer - THE KNIG OF MASKS
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Biographies: Cast & Crew
  • Additional Products:
    • Booklet

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Edited by
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Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 06/16/2000
"...Fast-paced, stunning, and deeply affecting..." -- Rating: A
Sight and Sound - 08/01/2000
"...[A] sumptuous spectacle..."
Box Office - 07/01/1999
"...The elaborate and meticulous reconstruction of the violent historical area gives the film a genuine epic sweep..."
Los Angeles Times - 12/17/1999
"...Magnificent and contemplative....THE EMPEROR AND THE ASSASSIN is a stirring, thought-provoking feat of filmmaking, accomplished in every facet..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/17/1999
"...With THE EMPEROR AND THE ASSASSIN, Kaige emerges on an entirely new level as an epic filmmaker of the first order..."
Uncut - 08/01/2000
"[The] battle scenes are immense and sensational, with every penny of the budget visible in lush panoramas and major BRAVEHEART-style skirmishes."

Plot Keywords:

China | Theatrical Release

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  • UPC: 043396050457
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