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Still shot from the movie: Emperor.


After Japan surrenders to the US military, ending WWII, General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones) must enter the country looking like a liberator, not a conqueror. Stepping into the shoes of the former Emperor, MacArthur looks to his advisor on Japanese culture (Matthew Fox) to avoid any missteps. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 104
Theater Release: 07 Mar 2013
Video Release: 13 Aug 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The lives of historical military leaders have been the bases for other movie scripts including Patton and Lawrence of Arabia. Japan’s World War II invasion on Pearl Harbor (that brought the US into the battle) is dramatized in Tora! Tora! Tora!.

Home Video Extra Features

Emperor releases to home video non August 13, 2013, with the following extras:

- Revenge or Justice - The Making of Emperor” featurette

- Audio commentary with director Peter Webber and producer YĆ“ko Narahashi

- Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery

- Historical Photo Gallery

- Deleted Scenes

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