The first emperor of China

Published 2005
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Ying Zheng became king of the Chinese kingdom of Qin at 13. In his early 20s, he began to rule in his own name, and immediately set about consolidating China's seven kingdoms into one magnificent empire. Domestically, he standardized weights and measures, currency, written language, and built the Great Wall. He christened himself Shi Huangdi--First Emperor. In 1974 farmers digging a well stumbled upon his last, and perhaps most remarkable accomplishment: the terra-cotta army. 7,000 life size soldiers, archers, and horses filled four huge underground chambers. This film tells his story, revealing one of many reasons the Chinese are so proud of the long history of their civilization and culture.

Publisher, Date:
Montreal, Quebec : National Film Board of Canada ; Studio City, CA : Distributed by Razor Digital Entertainment, c2005.
1 videodisc (42 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Title:
1st emperor of China
Originally produced as an IMAX motion picture in 1989.
Director of photography, Ernest McNabb ; camera, Savas Kalogeras, Susan Trow ; editor, Roger Hart ; original music, Eldon Rathburn, Zhao Ji Ping ; art director, Qian Yun Xuan ; interpreters, Li Qian, Margaret Wong.
Narrated by Christopher Plummer, Michel Garneau ; actors include Bo Guan Jin, Want Guo Ren, Yang Ya Zhou, Wen Quian, Ma Gang, Sun Wei, Cui Luo Wen, Yang Zhi Ping, Ma Kun, Wang Guang Hui, Lan Gong Ying, Wang Jian Guo, Lui Cia Ping, Lu Yong, Ren Ziao Lei, Chen Xue Gang, Gao Ming, Jin Hao, Wang Gang, Qian Yun Xuan, Liu Yun Hui.
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital stereo.
In English and Mandarin.
22 centuries ago
After the rebellion
Desperate attempt
Final battle
Peace for all time
Many great works
Battle with death
Last secrets emerge.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
RD 0323
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