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Empire Of The Sun (2001, original release: 1987)


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Published: [Burbank, CA] : Warner Home Video, [2001] ©2001
Description:  1 videodisc (153 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 0790761653,
Language:  English

Widescreen version

Originally released as a motion picture in 1987

Based on the novel by J.G. Ballard

Special features included on side A: behind-the-scenes documentary "A China odyssey : Empire of the sun, a film by Steven Spielberg" (English language soundtrack with optional subtitles in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Thai) ; cast and crew biographies ; theatrical trailer ; awards ; scene selections

John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Christian Bale

Based on J.G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, tells the story of a boy, James Graham, whose privileged life is upturned by the Japanese invasion of Shanghai, December 8, 1941. Separated from his parents, he is eventually captured, and taken to Soo Chow confinement camp, next to a captured Chinese airfield. Amidst the sickness and food shortages in the camp, Jim attempts to reconstruct his former life, all the while bringing spirit and dignity to those around him

MPAA rating: PG


English (Dolby surround 5.1 or Dolby surround stereo 2.0) and French (Dolby surround stereo) language soundtracks with optional subtitles in Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired

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Additional Credits:
Spielberg, Steven, 1946-
Kennedy, Kathleen, 1954-
Marshall, Frank.
Stoppard, Tom.
Malkovich, John.
Richardson, Miranda.
Havers, Nigel, 1949-
Bale, Christian, 1974-
Williams, John, 1932-
Ballard, J. G., 1930-2009.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Warner Home Video (Firm)

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