Empire of the Sun

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Based on J.G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, Empire of the Sun stars Christian Bale as a spoiled young British boy, living with his wealthy family in pre-World War II Shanghai. During the Japanese invasion, Bale is separated from his parents. With the help of soldier-of-fortune John Malkovich, Bale learns to survive without a retinue of servants at his beck and call. By the time Malkovich and Bale are tossed into a Japanese prison camp, the boy has picked up enough street-smarts and developed enough intestinal fortitude to regard his imprisonment as an exciting adventure. The story ends during the 1945 liberation: on the verge of manhood, the 13-year-old Bale will never again be the pampered, privileged brat whom we met in the early scenes. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Product Details

Release Date
11/3/09 
Studio
Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating
PG -- Parental guidance suggested
Length
2 hours, 33 minutes
Sound
  • Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
Region
  • USA & territories, Canada
Subtitles
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Japanese
Video Features
  • cc
  • Behind-the-scenes documentary The China Odyssey: Empire of the Sun, a film by Steve Spielberg
  • Theatrical trailer
Number of Discs
1

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