[Burbank, CA] : Warner Home Video, 
1 videodisc (153 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 and Dolby surround 2.0.
English andFrench language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai.
John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Christian Bale.
Director of photography, Allen Daviau ; music, John Williams ; editor, Michael Kahn; director, Steven Spielberg ; screenplay, Tom Stoppard ; producers, Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.
Based on the novel by J.G. Ballard.
MPAA rating: PG.
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.
Special features: behind-the-scenes documentary "A China odyssey : Empire of the sun, a film by Steven Spielberg" ; cast and crew biographies ; theatrical trailer ; awards.
MW, 7-02; 9-06(rpl); 1-12(rpl)
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