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The Resource Empire of the sun, Warner Bros. ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall ; screenplay by Tom Stoppard ; directed by Steven Spielberg, (videorecording)

Empire of the sun, Warner Bros. ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall ; screenplay by Tom Stoppard ; directed by Steven Spielberg, (videorecording)

Label
Empire of the sun
Title
Empire of the sun
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall ; screenplay by Tom Stoppard ; directed by Steven Spielberg
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • engfre
  • mul
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Related
Additional physical form
Also issued on VHS.
Cataloging source
TEF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Allen Daviau ; music, John Williams
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
English or French dialogue, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai subtitles
PerformerNote
John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Christian Bale
Runtime
153
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Empire of the sun, Warner Bros. ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall ; screenplay by Tom Stoppard ; directed by Steven Spielberg, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Information from pre-release promotional materials; release date: Nov. 6, 2001
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1987
  • Based on the novel by J.G. Ballard
  • Special features: Behind-the-scenes documentary "A China odyssey : Empire of the sun, a film by Steven Spielberg"
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm48259378
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (153 min.)
Isbn
9780790761657
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391175322
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
11753
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) o48259378
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital, Dolby surround
Video recording format
laserdisc
Label
Empire of the sun, Warner Bros. ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall ; screenplay by Tom Stoppard ; directed by Steven Spielberg, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Information from pre-release promotional materials; release date: Nov. 6, 2001
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1987
  • Based on the novel by J.G. Ballard
  • Special features: Behind-the-scenes documentary "A China odyssey : Empire of the sun, a film by Steven Spielberg"
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm48259378
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (153 min.)
Isbn
9780790761657
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391175322
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
11753
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) o48259378
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital, Dolby surround
Video recording format
laserdisc

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