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Empire of the sun / Warner Bros. ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall ; screenplay by Tom Stoppard ; directed by Steven Spielberg.

Spielberg, Steven, 1946- (Added Author). Kennedy, Kathleen, 1954- (Added Author). Marshall, Frank. (Added Author). Stoppard, Tom. (Added Author). Malkovich, John. (Added Author). Richardson, Miranda. (Added Author). Havers, Nigel, 1949- (Added Author). Bale, Christian, 1974- (Added Author). Daviau, Allen. (Added Author). Williams, John, 1932- (Added Author). Ballard, J. G., 1930-2009 Empire of the sun. (Added Author). Warner Bros. (Added Author). Warner Home Video (Firm) (Added Author). John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Christian Bale. (Cast).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 0790761653
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (153 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: [Widescreen version].
  • Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, [2001]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Information from pre-release promotional materials; release date: Nov. 6, 2001.
Orignally produced as a motion picture in 1987.
Based on the novel by J.G. Ballard.
Special features: Behind-the-scenes documentary "A China odyssey : Empire of the sun, a film by Steven Spielberg".
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Allen Daviau ; music, John Williams.
Participant or Performer Note:
John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Christian Bale.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Also issued on VHS.
System Details Note:
DVD, Dolby digital, Dolby surround.
Language Note:
English or French dialogue, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai subtitles.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > China > Shanghai > Drama.
Boys > China > Shanghai > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Video recordings.
War films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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