Lionsgate Films has officially announced that it will bring the historical war drama Emperor to Blu-ray this August. The film is directed by Peter Webber and stars Tommy Lee Jones, Matthew Fox, Kaori Momoi, Takatarô Kataoka, and Toshiyuki Nishida. The screenplay is written by Vera Blasi and David Klass. Emperor will available for purchase online and in stores beginning on August 13th.
In the film, 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 (Kataoka), worshiped by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved?
Emperor was released into theaters in March of 2013 and has grossed over $3 million at the box office to date.
The Blu-ray will include several special features, including: Revenge or Justice – The Making of Emperor featurette; an audio commentary with director Peter Webber and producer Yôko Narahashi; a behind-the-scenes photo gallery; a historical photo gallery; and deleted scenes.