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Empire of the Sun, Blu-Ray
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empireofthesun-20000000000000.jpgEmpire of the Sun (Blu-Ray Book) - arrives June 6, 2012 from Warner Home Video. Warner Home Video as it celebrates the 25th anniversary of Empire of the Sun, the powerful coming-of-age World War II drama. Directed by three-time OscarŽ winner Steven Spielberg (Saving PrivateRyan 1993 - Directing, Schindler's List 1993 - Directing and Best Picture) and most recently nominated for War Horse (Best Picture - 2011), Empire of the Sun garnered six Academy AwardŽ nominations (1988) -- for Art Direction + Set Direction, Cinematography, Editing, Original Music Score, Costume Design and Sound.

The film about a young English boy's struggles to survive the Japanese occupation of Shanghai stars Christian Bale (soon to be donning Batman's cape again in The Dark Knight Rises), John Malkovich (Burn After Reading,Being John Malkovich), and Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, SleepyHollow), along with Joe Pantoliano (TV's "The Sopranos," Memento) and Ben Stiller (Madagascar (voice); Meet the Parents). Empire of the Sun Blu-ray Book will be available for $34.99 SRP

Synopsis:  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

  • The China Odyssey: Empire of the Sun: Behind the scenes documentary on the

making of the movie

  • Warner at War: Documentary on how Warner Bros. uses the movies to prepare the US for war and to keep up morale on the home front during WWII. Narrated by Steven Spielberg

PR-Release courtesy Warner Home Video




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