'Emperor' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Wed May 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM PDT by

The war drama from director Peter Webber will enlist on Blu-ray in August.

In an early announcement to retailers, Lionsgate says 'Emperor' is coming to Blu-ray on August 13.

General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee 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 (Matthew 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 will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: 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; and Deleted Scenes.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is still undetermined at this time.

You can find the latest specs for 'Emperor' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under August 13.

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Emperor (Blu-ray)
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