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Title Empire of the sun [(DVD) videorecording] / Warner Bros. ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall ; screenplay by Tom Stoppard ; directed by Steven Spielberg.

Publication Info. [United States] : Warner Home Video, [2001]
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Description 1 videodisc (DVD)(153 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Widescreen version, with special features.
Originally 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".
For specific features see interactive menu.
Credits Director of photography, Allen Daviau ; music, John Williams.
Cast John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Christian Bale.
Summary 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.
Audience MPAA rating: PG.
System Details DVD, Dolby digital, Dolby surround.
Language English or French dialogue, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai subtitles.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- China -- Shanghai -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Boys -- China -- Shanghai -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Feature films -- Videodiscs.
Added Author Spielberg, Steven, 1946-
Malkovich, John.
Richardson, Miranda.
Havers, Nigel, 1949-
Bale, Christian, 1974-
Added Title Empire of the sun (Motion picture)
ISBN 0790761653
Standard No. 085391175322
Music No. 11753 Warner Home Video
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