The Last Emperor - Theatrical Release 1987

*Note: The directors cut is also available* Recounted through flashbacks and flash-forwards, The Last Emperor follows the life and transformation of Pu Yi -- who ascended the throne at age 3 to become the last monarch of China's Ching Dynasty -- from coddled …
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*Note: The directors cut is also available* Recounted through flashbacks and flash-forwards, The Last Emperor follows the life and transformation of Pu Yi -- who ascended the throne at age 3 to become the last monarch of China's Ching Dynasty -- from coddled aristocrat to enlightened insurgent to ordinary citizen. Peter O'Toole shines as the Scottish tutor who educates the young emperor about the outside world. A lavish epic that snagged nine Oscars, including Best Picture.

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  • This movie in terms of Cinematography is one of the best I've ever seen. I feel that the acting was good, the story was good, and everything else was perfect. This is an example of a fine film, and I would put it in my top 20.

  • The story line was good, a bit draggedout in parts, but nothing could have been deleted. It is 50-odd years cramped in a movie. I watched it till the end, and felt very sorry for the emperor. Also it was clear the ironyof how humans keep on glorifying other humans to the detriment of the common people...

  • Lovely film, interesting how a life of a young person lived, must of been very lonely. However, the film was a bit long not a lot of action. I was quite dissappointed that it did not have Sub-title for people like me with Hearing Impairment and felt if I missed most of the plot of what was happening had to asked Hubbie what was said etc!

  • Great film! Although long, didn't seem so. Was a little hard to tell who was who in parts though.Great actors and fantastic scenery!

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