Lionsgate Press Release: Emperor

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    A gripping tale of love and honor forged between fierce enemies of war and inspired by the true events of General Douglas MacArthur, Emperor arrives on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital UltraViolet), DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) and Digital Download August 13 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Emperor will also premiere on Video on Demand July 30, two weeks prior to its Blu-ray and DVD release date. Starring Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones* (Lincoln, No Country for Old Men), Matthew Fox (TV's "Lost," and upcoming World War Z) and newcomer Eriko Hatsune (Norwegian Wood), this 2013 theatrical release is written by David Klass (Walking Tall) and Vera Blasi (Woman on Top), and directed by Peter Webber (Girl with a Pearl Earring).
    General Douglas MacArthur (Jones) is sent to Japan immediately after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender in 1945 and suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation. He challenges his expert of Japanese culture - General Fellers (Fox) - to provide evidence in 10 short days to decide if the Japanese Emperor, worshipped as a God by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved? The fate of a nation awaits...
    The Blu-ray Disc and DVD include a "making of" featurette, an audio commentary with director Peter Webber and producer Yôko Narahashi, deleted scenes and a photo gallery. Emperor will be available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
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    BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES**

    [*]"Revenge or Justice - The Making of Emperor" featurette
    [*]Audio commentary with director Peter Webber and producer Yôko Narahashi
    [*]Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery
    [*]Historical Photo Gallery
    [*]Deleted Scenes
    [/list]**Subject to change
    PROGRAM INFORMATION
    Year of Production: 2012
    Title Copyright: Emperor © 2012 Fellers Film LLC. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2013 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    Type: Theatrical Release
    Rating: PG-13 for violent content, brief strong language and smoking (historical)
    Genre: Action; Drama; History; Romance; War
    Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH
    DVD Closed Captioned: English
    Subtitles: English and Spanish
    Feature Running Time:106minutes
    Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
    DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
    Blu-ray Audio Status:7.1 DTS HD Master Audio and 5.1 Spanish Dolby Digital
    DVD Audio Status: English and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
     
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