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The First Emperor of China
The First Emperor of China
Actors: Robert A. Duncan, Bo Guan Jun, Christopher Plummer, Sun Wei
Directors: Liu Hao Xue, Tony Ianzelo
Genres: Educational, Documentary
NR     1999     0hr 42min


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Actors: Robert A. Duncan, Bo Guan Jun, Christopher Plummer, Sun Wei
Directors: Liu Hao Xue, Tony Ianzelo
Creators: Robert A. Duncan, Ernest McNabb, Savas Kalogeras, Susan Trow, Barrie Howells, Colin Neale, Margaret Wong, Pan Han Ci, Wong Guo Ren, Liu Yun Hui, Wang Ji Cheng
Genres: Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Educational, Biography, History, IMAX
Studio: Sling Shot
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/02/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1995
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 0hr 42min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish
Subtitles: English
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Movie Reviews

Very disappointing.
Jeffrey S. Burk | Houston, TX | 01/14/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This is not a documentary. It is a poorly made docudrama of the story of the first emperor of China. Only a couple of minutes of archival footage of the Terra Cotta Army at Xian are shown. The audio and video are of poor quality. The film was produced by the National Film Board of Canada and China Xi'an Film Studio. The dialogue is in Chinese with English subtitles and narration."
Poor use of the format
Jeffrey S. Burk | 10/06/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This is a poor IMAX production. Although informative regarding an early period in China's history, it is without doubt the worst directed and photographed IMAX film I have seen. The color is bland, the camera never moves and the production suffers from the lack of any real vision. The costumed production showed promise but the lack of effort by the production staff is disgraceful. It should have been shot in 16mm. Do not waste your time or money."
First Emperor of Chine not IMAX's best
Madricucho | 12/03/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I was dissapointed with IMAX's First Emperor of China documentary, it's a very light approach to this great passage in history. Terrible sound where background sounds get confused with actors scripts. Colors and photography are terrible, this is not IMAX's best, neither from the technical nor artistic point of view. Very short documentary I do not recommend it at all."
Waste of Time and money
Josephus | Knoxville, TN United States | 06/17/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I can't believe IMAX allowed their name to be connected to this film. I teach Chinese history and I had high hopes when I bought this DVD - needless to say - I'm trying to figure out a way to get rid of it!"