The Emperor's Club

The Emperor's Club

Director: Michael Hoffman Cast: Steven Culp, Embeth Davidtz, Patrick Dempsey

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Universal Studios took the talent-studded and heart-warming film The Emperor's Club and created an enjoyable DVD with a handful of extras. Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, the transfer looks beautiful. The picture glows with bright colors and rich blacks, while keeping details crisp and sharp. The 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround is an ideal medium for James Newton Howard's score, and the dialogue comes across without static or haze. The in-depth commentary with director Michael Hoffman provides amazing insight into the film, the nuts-and-bolts of the production, and the film's cast, which includes Kevin Kline and Patrick Dempsey. The deleted scenes (also with director's commentary) are enjoyable,as well, and Hoffman often gives the reasons behind his editing decisions. The lengthy making-of featurette, "The Making of the Emperor's Club," is standard, gushing studio fare offering nothing particularly enlightening. There are also theatrical trailers, Web links, and bios.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/06/2003
UPC: 0025192274022
Original Release: 2002
Rating: PG-13
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:50:00
Sales rank: 14,929

Special Features

Closed Caption; The Making of The Emperor's Club: a look behind-the-scenes featuring director Michael Hoffman and cast ; In-depth feature commentary with director Michael Hoffman ; Deleted scenes featuring director's commentary ; DVD-ROM features and more

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steven Culp Actor
Embeth Davidtz Actor
Patrick Dempsey Actor
Edward Herrmann Actor
Kevin Kline Professor Hundert
Rob Morrow Actor
Harris Yulin Actor
Joel Gretsch Actor
Emile Hirsch Actor
Rahul Khanna Actor
Roger Rees Actor

Technical Credits
Michael Hoffman Director
Marc Abraham Producer
Sean Bailey Executive Producer
Armyan Bernstein Executive Producer
Thomas A. Bliss Executive Producer
Dennis Bradford Art Director
Patrizia Von Brandenstein Production Designer
Lisa Bruce Co-producer
Cynthia Flynt Costumes/Costume Designer
Leslie Fuller Makeup
Chat Gunther Sound/Sound Designer
James Newton Howard Score Composer
Sheila Jaffe Casting
Andrew S. Karsch Producer
Sidney Kimmel Executive Producer
Lajos Koltai Cinematographer
Cooper Layne Executive Producer
Eric Newman Executive Producer
Michael O'Neill Co-producer
Todd R. Pfeiffer Asst. Director
Harvey Rosenstock Editor
William Sarokin Sound/Sound Designer
Neil Tolkin Screenwriter
Georgianne Walken Casting

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. I Am a Teacher... [4:25]
2. Main Titles [2:53]
3. Welcome to Western Civilization [8:01]
4. Mr. Sedgewick Bell [3:51]
5. The Troublemaker [4:51]
6. The Belles of St. Mary's [4:36]
7. Stupid Lasts Forever [4:59]
8. Senator Bell [5:01]
9. Hundert's Gift [5:38]
10. The Old-School Slugger [2:46]
11. Hundert's Choice [6:52]
12. The Competition [3:48]
13. Cheater [8:38]
14. The New Headmaster [6:29]
15. Bell's Offer [1:22]
16. Class Reunion [1:49]
17. The Rematch [7:02]
18. The Candidate [7:18]
19. Something of Value [7:30]
20. End Titles [7:34]

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The Emperor's Club 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have always been a fan of Kevin Kline and this film demonstrates his great dramatic skill. The conflict he goes through when he realizes he bent the rules for his student and his student still cheats to win is well done acting. The film shows the reality of life's unfairness, when after dedicating himself to his school, his work and the students, he is passed over as headmaster. An excellent job of teaching morals and true character. At the end of the film, when he tells his student he cheated him out of his chance to get to the finals and the realization by the student as an adult with children of his own, that while it might have made a difference in his life, he knows that when all is said, he made his life without being Mr. Ceasar. Mr. Bell's double standards came back to haunt him when he admitted albeit unknown to his own son, that he cheated and he would do anything to get what he wanted. The son's face -- his first dose of reality that his father wasn't perfect, was an excellent point, too. Outstanding acting, wonderful musical score. A film that everyone should see.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All teachers should watch this movie. All parents so we would learn how to teach honest and honorability...
twilight_girlNC More than 1 year ago
This movie is wonderful for leadership. Plus Steven Culp is wonderful. I love this movie.