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Thomas, who together went on to make The Sheltering Sky, Little Buddha, Stealing Beauty and, most recently, The Dreamers. The Last Emperor, however, remains their crowning achievement. ‘In terms of everything, enjoyment, audience response, financial gain, I never got near there again, probably never will,’ says Thomas. ‘Lightning doesn’t strike twice.’

Maybe not, but 17 years after it was made, audiences are finally getting the chance to see the film as Bertolucci and Thomas originally made it, in its four-hour cut. As Thomas explains, in order to get the film to a wide audience they had to trim it down to two and three quarter hours, but now, with the advent of DVD, they are issuing the original cut for the first time. In this sense, Thomas argues, it’s not the kind of director’s cut modern day cineastes are used to. ‘If the director’s pissed off with the version that went out, he reassembles it,’ he says. ‘That’s not the case with The Last Emperor.’

How does Thomas account for the film’s spectacular success? ‘It’s a fantastic story,’ he says. ‘The son of heaven, the absolute ruler of China, Emperor Pu Yi, ruler of a quarter of the world’s population, dies a gardener in the botanical gardens. Can you believe that story? Mao supposedly said: “They’ll tell this story for years; it’ll be big in the West some day.” It’s all true. And we went into Manchuria and shot it.’

And now you can see everything Bertolucci and Thomas committed to film.

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