THE LAST EMPEROR is the true story of Pu Yi, the last monarch of a China that changed drastically during his lifetime. Though he comes to power at the age of three and is waited on hand and foot by an army of servants and consorts, Pu Yi is politically powerless. His life becomes a tortuous struggle with this reality, as he is used as a puppet by the Japanese and later reeducated by the communists. Bernardo Bertolucci's award-winning film is epic, lavish, and poignant. Director Bernardo Bertolucci Star John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Dennis Dun, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Victor Wong, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Special Features: 4-Disc Set Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 - English Additional Release Materials: Audio Commentary - Bernardo Bertolucci - Director; Jeremy Thomas - Producer; Ryuichi Sakamoto - Composer; Mark Peploe - Screenwriter Behind the Scenes - Making of Featurettes - "The Italian Traveler" Interviews - 1. Bernardo Bertolucci Director (30 mins; on BBC's "The Late Show) 2. David Byrne, Ryuichi Sakamoto Composers Trailers - Theatrical Trailer Additional Product: Booklet Runtime: 218 minutes Year of Release: 1987.