First US Trailer for Peter Webber's 'Emperor' with Tommy Lee Jones

January 17, 2013
Source: Yahoo


"Let's show them some good old fashioned American swagger." Roadside Attractions has debuted the latest official US trailer for Emperor, an indie historic drama starring Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox as two WWII Generals who travel to Japan just as the war is ending to decide if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Along the way, Japanese student Aya (Eriko Hatsune) gets into the mix. This actually looks a lot bigger than an indie, with action scenes and potentially a few war flashbacks, as well as beautiful views of Japan after the war. I may try and see this sooner than later, I got a feeling I may enjoy it.

Watch the latest official US trailer for Peter Webber's Emperor, originally from Yahoo:

In the days immediately following the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II, on the staff of General Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones), the de facto ruler of Japan as Supreme Commander of the occupying forces, a leading Japanese expert, General Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox) is charged with reaching a decision of historical importance: should Emperor Hirohito be tried and hanged as a war criminal? Peter Webber (The Girl with the Pearl Earring) directs Emperor with a script from Vera Blasi and David Klass (Kiss the Girls). Roadside Attractions will be releasing Emperor in theaters starting March 8th this spring.

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Tommy Lee Jones and the not quite Oscar bait historical movie. Looks enjoyable though.

David Kinskey-Lebeda on Jan 17, 2013


Another propaganda film. Pass.

HMC on Jan 17, 2013


how did you get propaganda from that trailer?

$6296288 on Jan 17, 2013


I think it's a unique perspective on war that usually gets overlooked.

Matt Peloquin on Jan 17, 2013


Dont you guys know? Anything to do with the US nowadays is propaganda derr

Cody W on Jan 17, 2013


I KNEW IT!!! derr duhh derr

PBGray on Jan 18, 2013


its missing something...

nha on Jan 17, 2013



Carpola on Jan 17, 2013



I know,right ? on Jan 18, 2013


Jennifer Lawrence. Who is Sawyer

Katherine on Jan 18, 2013


sawyer is is a character from the tv show show ever. AKA mathew fox(Jack Shepard) is in LOST as well.

Jessie Willette Campbell on Jan 27, 2013


I was waiting for him to walk into the frame, look "Jack" in the eye and say "I'm a complex guy, sweetheart."

PBGray on Jan 18, 2013


i think this is looking very good.

$6296288 on Jan 17, 2013



Richie G on Jan 17, 2013


Hirohito thought he was a God. I love Japan, but no man will ever be a god on this planet. Not sure what to make of the film. Tv movie?

Carpola on Jan 17, 2013


Has that kind of feel. I was waiting for a Downy commercial in the middle of the trailer.

PBGray on Jan 17, 2013


That's a good point Daniel, but was part of Hirohito's surrender admitting that he wasn't a God? I watched a good documentary about the invention of the devil that had similar themes to what you said, the idea of good vs evil and how twisted folk got when carrying out these divine acts.

Carpola on Jan 21, 2013


Looks really good. Damn impressive budget for an indie.

grimjob on Jan 17, 2013


Oh Shit.... Matthew Fox (Jack Shephard) is back on a plane!!! WTF!!!

Mikey on Jan 17, 2013


I was waiting for him to crawl into a lighted tunnel at the end of a creek. I'm sure it'll be in the movie somewhere.

PBGray on Jan 18, 2013


...meh...after watching the excellent documentary series by Oliver Stone The Untold History of United States I can't take any of these so called history movies seriously...they all look too fake and over-glamourised...not calling it propaganda,don't get me does not look too bad for a movie though..

I know,right ? on Jan 18, 2013

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