Empire of the Sun
Warner Bros. (1987)
Action, War
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IMDB   7.7
153 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   PG (Parental Guidance)
Christian Bale Jim
John Malkovich Basie
Miranda Richardson Mrs. Victor
Nigel Havers Dr. Rawlins
Joe Pantoliano Frank Demarest
Leslie Phillips Maxton
Masatô Ibu Sgt. Nagata
Emily Richard Mary Graham / Jim's mother
Rupert Frazer John Graham / Jim's father
Peter Gale Mr. Victor
Takatarô Kataoka Kamikaze Boy Pilot
Ben Stiller Dainty
David Neidorf Tiptree
Ralph Seymour Cohen
Robert Stephens Mr. Lockwood
Naishe Zhai Yang
Guts Ishimatsu Sgt. Uchida
Emma Piper Amy Matthews
James Walker Mr. Radik
Jack Dearlove Singing Prisoner
Steven Spielberg
Producer Steven Spielberg
Frank Marshall
Kathleen Kennedy
Robert Shapiro
Writer Menno Meyjes
Tom Stoppard
J.G. Ballard
Cinematography Allen Daviau
Musician John Williams

Jamie Graham, a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor named Basie, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even though he is separated from his parents and in a hostile environment, Jamie maintains his dignity and youthful spirits, providing a beacon of hope for the others held captive with him.
Edition Details
Distributor Warner Home Video
Chapters 59
Release Date 6/3/2003
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)
Fullscreen (4:3, Letterboxed)
Subtitles Chinese; English; English (Closed Captioned); French; Japanese; Korean; Mandarin; Portuguese; Spanish; Thai
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Dolby Digital Stereo [French]
Layers Dual Side, Single Layer
No. of Discs/Tapes 1

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