- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 41 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 13, 2000
- 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
- Dolby Surround - Mandarin
- Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary: Chen Kaige - Director
- Bonus Trailer - STORY OF QIU JU
- Bonus Trailer - THE LAST EMPEROR
- Bonus Trailer - THE KNIG OF MASKS
Performers, Cast and Crew:
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."