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Empire of the sun

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English, French or Spanish (Castilian and Latin) dialogue; optional French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Christian Bale, Joe Pantoliano, Leslie Phillips, Ben Stiller.

Publication Information

Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, [2012]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (153 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


MPAA rating: PG.


Jim Graham is a young Briton whose unconquerable spirit soars high and free above the harsh confines of a Japanese internment camp during World War II. Through his eyes we see the fascination and horror of war. And we see Jim's hold on childhood weaken as his struggle to survive grows fiercer.


Title from container.

Based on the novel by J. G. Ballard.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.

Special features: Behind-the-scenes documentary The China odyssey: "Empire of the Sun," a film by Steven Spielberg ; Warner at war, a documentary look at Warner Bros.' impact on the nation during wartime, narrated by Steven Spielberg.


  • Disc 1. Feature film
  • Disc 2. Warner at war.

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