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Uniform Title Empire of the sun (Motion picture). French & English.
Title Empire of the sun / Warner Bros. Pictures ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; screenplay by Tom Stoppard ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall.

Publication Info. [Burbank, CA] : Warner Home Video, [2001]


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 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Adult Department  DVD EMPIRE OF THE SUN    Check Shelf
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult DVDs  DVD EMP    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD EMPIRE    Check Shelf
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  STFPK ACTION DVD EMP    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  DVD EMPIRE    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Bishop's Corner Branch - Media Room  DVD EMPIRE    DUE 12-04-19 Billed
 Wethersfield Public Library - DVDs  DVD E    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (153 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; NTSC, region 1, widescreen format, Dolby digital, double-sided disc.
Cast John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Christian Bale, Joe Pantoliano, Rupert Frazer, Emily Richard, Masatō Ibu, Guts Ishimatsu.
Credits Director of photography: Allen Daviau ; music: John Williams ; editor: Michael Kahn.
Note Based on the novel by J.G. Ballard.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.
Special features: cast and crew biographies; behind-the-scenes documentary "The China odyssey : Empire of the sun, a film by Steven Spielberg" / director, Les Mayfield ; ZM Productions (1987 ; ca. 49 min. English language soundtrack with optional subtitles in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Thai) ; theatrical trailer ; awards.
Form Also issued on VHS.
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.
Contents Side A. Empire of the sun -- side B. Special features.
Audience MPAA rating: PG.
Language English (Dolby surround 5.1 or Dolby surround stereo 2.0) or French (Dolby surround stereo) dialogue with optional English, French, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai subtitles ; closed-captioned.
Note GMD: videorecording.
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.
Genre/Form Antiwar films.
Coming-of-age films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Subject Ballard, J. G., 1930-2009 -- Film adaptations.
Added Author Spielberg, Steven, 1946- Director. Producer.
Kennedy, Kathleen, 1954- Producer.
Marshall, Frank. Producer.
Stoppard, Tom. Screenwriter.
Bale, Christian, 1974- Actor.
Malkovich, John. Actor.
Richardson, Miranda. Actor.
Havers, Nigel, 1949-
Daviau, Allen. Cinematographer.
Williams, John, 1932- Composer.
Ballard, J. G., 1930-2009. Empire of the sun.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Added Title China odyssey.
ISBN 0790761653
Standard No. 085391175322
Music No. 11753 Warner Home Video
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