Emperor Movie

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A gripping tale of love and honor forged between fierce enemies of war, Emperor unfolds the story, inspired by true events, of the bold and secret moves that won the peace in the shadows of postwar Japan.

Who's Involved:

Tommy Lee Jones, Matthew Fox, Gary Foster, Peter Webber, Eriko Hatsune, Russ Krasnoff, Kaori Momoi, Toshiyuki Nishida, Vera Blasi, Colin Moy, David Klass

Release Date:

Friday, March 8, 2013 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1 hr, 38 m

Plot: What's the story about?

Starring Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones, Matthew Fox, and newcomer Eriko Hatsune, Emperor brings to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito's World War II surrender. As General Douglas MacArthur (Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture - General Bonner Fellers (Fox), to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the country: should the Japanese Emperor, worshiped by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved?

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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making Emperor

A look at the Emperor behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Peter Webber last directed Earth: One Amazing Day and Hannibal Rising. The film's writer Vera Blasi last wrote The Lions of Al-Rassan and Pontius Pilate.


Gary Foster
Russ Krasnoff

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Production: What we know about Emperor

Key Facts

  1. Premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.
  2. Inspired by true events.

Filming Timeline

On or about January 19, 2013, the film was in Completed status.

On or about May 13, 2012, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about November 5, 2011, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Production is due to begin January 2012 with lensing to take place in New Zealand and Japan.

On or about November 5, 2011, the film was in Announced status.

Emperor Release Date: When was it released?

Emperor was released in 2013 on Friday, March 8, 2013 (Nationwide release). There were 13 other movies released on the same date, including Oz: The Great and Powerful, Dead Man Down and The Girl.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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