Getting this item's online copy...
Find a copy in the library
Getting this item's location and availability...
Find it in libraries globally
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
|Named Person:||J G Ballard|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Steven Spielberg; Kathleen Kennedy; Frank Marshall; Tom Stoppard; Christian Bale; John Malkovich; Miranda Richardson; Nigel Havers; Allen Daviau; John Williams; J G Ballard; Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ); Warner Home Video (Firm)
|Language Note:||English (Dolby surround 5.1 or Dolby surround stereo 2.0) and French (Dolby surround stereo) language soundtracks with optional subtitles in Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.|
Based on the novel by J.G. Ballard.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.
Special features: cast and crew biographies; behind-the-scenes documentary "The China odyssey : Empire of the sun, a film by Steven Spielberg" / director, Les Mayfield ; ZM Productions (1987 ; ca. 49 min. English language soundtrack with optional subtitles in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Thai) ; theatrical trailer ; awards.
|Credits:||Director of photography, Allen Daviau ; music, John Williams ; editor, Michael Kahn.|
|Cast:||John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Christian Bale, Joe Pantoliano, Rupert Frazer, Emily Richard, Masatō Ibu, Guts Ishimatsu.|
|Target Audience:||MPAA rating: PG.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (153 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Details:||DVD, NTSC; region 1; double-sided disc.|
|Contents:||Side A. Empire of the sun --
side B. Special features.
|Other Titles:||China odyssey.
Empire of the sun (Motion picture).
Empire of the sun
|Responsibility:||Warner Bros. Pictures ; directed by Steven Spielberg ; screenplay by Tom Stoppard ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall.|
|Local System Bib Number:||
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.
Retrieving notes about this item
- World War, 1939-1945 -- China -- Shanghai -- Drama.
- Boys -- China -- Shanghai -- Drama.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese -- Drama.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Children -- China -- Shanghai -- Drama.
- Ballard, J. G., -- 1930-2009 -- Film adaptations.
- War films.
- Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
User lists with this item (5)
- UB DVDs 2000-2001(297 items)
by LangsdaleLibrary updated about 2 days ago
- Feature Films(500 items)
by TRParker updated 2011-11-29
- Popmatic Podcast May 2011(24 items)
by nashvillepubliclibrary updated 2011-05-10
- May 2011 Popmatic Podcast honorable mentions(28 items)
by librariankitty updated 2011-05-03
- Anti-war movies(44 items)