Rent Empire of the Sun (1987)

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2h 27min
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Synopsis:
Steven Spielberg's film "Empire Of The Sun" is an inspiring action-packed epic of a small boy in a great war. That boy is Jim Graham, a young Briton whose unconquerable spirit soars high and free above the harsh confines of a Japanese internment camp during World War 2. Through his eyes we see the fascination and horror of war. And we see a child's hold onto childhood weaken as his struggle to survive grows fiercer.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Steven Spielberg
Writers:
J.G. Ballard, Tom Stoppard
Others:
John Williams, Allen Daviau, John Boyd, Michael Kahn, Charles L. Campbell, Bob Ringwood, Tony Dawe, Norman Reynolds, Colin Charles, Lou Edemann, Robert Knudson, Don Digirolamo, Harry Cordwell
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Drama
Awards:

1989 BAFTA Best Music

1989 BAFTA Best Cinematography

1989 BAFTA Best Sound

BBFC:
Release Date:
06/03/2006
Run Time:
147 minutes
Languages:
English, French, Italian
Subtitles:
Arabic, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, French, Icelandic, Italian, Italian Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Behind-the-scenes documentary "The China Odyssey"
  • Trailer
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following:
- Behind-the-scenes documentary "The China Odyssey"
- Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
05/11/2012
Run Time:
153 minutes
Languages:
Brazilian Portuguese Dolby Digital 1.0, Castilian Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French Dolby Digital 2.0, German Dolby Digital 2.0, Italian Dolby Digital 2.0, Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles:
Brazilian, Castillian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, German Hard of Hearing, Italian, Italian Hard of Hearing, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Behind the Scenes Documentary The China Odyssey: 'Empire of the Sun,' a Film by Steven Spielberg
  • Trailer

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Reviews (1) of Empire of the Sun

Amateur - Empire of the Sun review by JD

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26/01/2015

Christian Bale has become a reasonable actor as an adult but as a boy he was not exceptional. To have a film in which a boy actor is rarely out of shot results in a seriously dull portrayal of the Japanese occupation of China. The over-privileged Brits in the middle of Shanghai is a little awkward. But that is about as moving as it gets. Malkovich is good as an American chancer but the character is a little unbelievable, taking clubbings in his stride. Although there are plenty of celebs in the cast the direction is amateur and does not do them justice.

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