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

Spielberg, Steven, 1946- (film director,, film producer.). Kennedy, Kathleen, 1954- (film producer.). Marshall, Frank, (film producer.). Stoppard, Tom, (screenwriter.). Shapiro, Robert, 1938- (film producer.). Bale, Christian, 1974- (actor.). Malkovich, John, (actor.). Richardson, Miranda, (actor.). Havers, Nigel, 1949- (actor.). Daviau, Allen, (director of photography.). Kahn, Michael, 1935- (editor of moving image work.). Williams, John, 1932- (composer (expression)). Ballard, J. G., 1930-2009 Motion picture adaptation of (work): Empire of the sun. (Added Author). Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ), (publisher.). Warner Home Video (Firm), (film distributor.). Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers. (Cast).


The story of a British 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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 1419887254
  • ISBN: 9781419887253
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (152 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Burbank, California] : Warner Bros. Entertainment, [2009]
  • Distributor: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, 2009.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.
Based on the novel by J.G. Ballard.
Special features: Behind the scenes documentary The China odyssey: Empire of the sun, a film by Steven Spielberg; theatrical trailer.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. Empire of the sun -- Disc 2. The China odyssey: Empire of the sun, a film by Steven Spielberg (1987 ; 49 min.) / Warner Bros. ; Amblin Entertainment ; ZM Productions ; producers, George Zaloom, Les Mayfield ; writer, William Rus ; director, Les Mayfield.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Allen Daviau ; editor, Michael Kahn ; music, John Williams.
Participant or Performer Note:
Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG ; CHV rating: PG.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen, dual-layer format; Dolby Digital.
Language Note:
English (Dolby surround 5.1 or Dolby surround stereo) or French dialogue (Dolby surround stereo); Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai or English subtitles.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > China > Shanghai > Drama.
Boys > China > Shanghai > Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 > Prisoners and prisons, Japanese > Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 > Children > China > Shanghai > Drama.
Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 > Chine > Shanghai > Films.
Gaṙons > Chine > Shanghai > Films.
Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 > Prisonniers et prisons des japonais > Films.
Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945 > Enfants > Chine > Shanghai > Films.
Guerra Mundial II, 1939-1945 > China > Teatro.
Muchachos > China > Teatro.
Guerra Mundial II, 1939-1945 > Prisioneros y prisiones, Japonés > Teatro.
Guerra Mundial II, 1939-1945 > Niños > China > Teatro.
China > Shanghai.
Genre: DVD-Video discs.
Closed captioning.
Entertainment DVD.
Coming-of-age films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
War films.
War films.
War films.
Coming-of-age films.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Films de passage à l'âge adulte.
Adaptations cinématographiques.
Vidéos pour personnes handicapées auditives.
Films de fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Public Library.


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