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 II. 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.
Based on J.G. Ballard's memorable bestseller, this first major Hollywood studio production ever to shoot in the People's Republic of China earned 1987 National Board of Review awards for Best Picture and Director, as well as a special citation for Outstanding Juvenile Performance for Christian Bale as Jim.
- Starring: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Joe Pantoliano
- Director: Steven Spielberg
- Format: Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
- Language: English
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85.1
- Number of Discs: 2
- Rating: PG
- Label: Warner Studios
- Release Date: 11/13/2012
- Run Time: 153 minutes
- Catalogue #: 253537
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