Empire of the Sun [Blu-ray] [1987]

  • SKU: 20085401
  • Release Date: 11/13/2012
  • Rating: PG
  • 3.4 (7)
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Overall Customer Rating:
86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 7)

Special Features

  • Disc 1:
  • All-new digital transfer remastered in 1080p hi-def
  • Behind-the-scenes documentary The China Odyssey: 'Empire of the Sun', a film by Steven Spielberg
  • DVD Disc 2: Warner at War
  • A documentary look at Warner Bros.' impact on the nation during wartime, narrated by Steven Spielberg


Empire of the Sun
Based on J.G. BALLARD's autobiographical novel, Empire of the Sun stars Christian Bale as a spoiled young British boy, living with his wealthy family in pre-World War II Shanghai. During the Japanese invasion, Bale is separated from his parents. With the help of soldier-of-fortune John Malkovich, Bale learns to survive without a retinue of servants at his beck and call. By the time Malkovich and Bale are tossed into a Japanese prison camp, the boy has picked up enough street-smarts and developed enough intestinal fortitude to regard his imprisonment as an exciting adventure. The story ends during the 1945 liberation: on the verge of manhood, the 13-year-old Bale will never again be the pampered, privileged brat whom we met in the early scenes. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Christian Bale
    Christian Bale - Jim Graham
  • John Malkovich
    John Malkovich - Basie
  • Miranda Richardson
    Miranda Richardson - Mrs. Victor
  • Nigel Havers
    Nigel Havers - Dr. Rawlins
  • Joe Pantoliano
    Joe Pantoliano - Frank Demerest

Overall Customer Rating

3.4 (7 Reviews)

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