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Empire of the sun

Author: Steven SpielbergKathleen KennedyFrank MarshallTom StoppardRobert ShapiroAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video : Warner Bros. Entertainment, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War films
Coming-of-age films
Feature films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Spielberg; Kathleen Kennedy; Frank Marshall; Tom Stoppard; Robert Shapiro; Christian Bale; John Malkovich; Miranda Richardson; Nigel Havers; Allen Daviau; John Williams; J G Ballard; Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ); Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1419887254 9781419887253
OCLC Number: 494328899
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. Closed-captioned.
Notes: 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.
Credits: Director of photography, Allen Daviau ; editor, Michael Kahn ; music, John Williams.
Cast: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG ; CHV rating: PG.
Description: 2 videodiscs (152 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen, dual-layer format; Dolby Digital.
Other Titles: Empire of the sun (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures ; a Robert Shapiro production ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall ; screenplay by Tom Stoppard ; directed by Steven Spielberg.

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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.

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