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The Emperor and the Assassin

1998 Rated R 2hr 41m

Yin Zheng (Li Xuejian), King of Qin, embarks on a brutal campaign to unite all seven Chinese kingdoms in the third century B.C. Wanting to appear invincible, Yin sends his lover, Lady Zhao (Gong Li), to her homeland to hire a killer who will intentionally botch an assassination attempt on him. Once there, Lady Zhao tries to enlist Jing Ke (Zhang Fengyi), but complications arise in this lavishly produced historical epic from China.

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Movie Details

Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1


English, Spanish (Neutral), French

Closed captioned


Language and sound

Chinese Mandarin: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other features

The disc includes Mandarin and Spanish audio tracks in Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround Sound, and Spanish, French and English subtitles. The film is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen. Extras include a director's commentary and a theatrical trailer.