Action & Adventure Movies:

Empire Of The Sun: Special Edition (2 Disc)

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

Empire Of The Sun: Special Edition (2 Disc)

Click to share your rating 7 ratings (4.6/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!
Parental Guidance

Parental Guidance

Parental guidance is recommended for younger viewers.

NOTE: The content is mild in impact

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars Based on 7 Customer Ratings

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Write a Review
"I love this movie"
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

I love this movie since I saw it as a kid


Empire Of The Sun: Special Edition (2 Disc)

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.

For young Jim Graham (Christian Bale), the imaginative son of a British factory owner, this means school and play carry on as normal. But Jim’s innocence is soon shattered, and he’s thrown into a terrifying ordeal that starts with separation from his parents, and forces him to quickly mature from dependent child to resourceful survivor. After a short time free but utterly alone, Jim seeks help from Basie (John Malkovich), a scheming American.

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. Jim balances the overwhelming collection of emotions to allow us to see him survive, grow, and change from innocent child to wizened adolescent survivor.

Special Features:

  • Documentary: A China Odyssey
  • Theatrical Trailer

Critic Reviews:

  • " What is most remarkable about Empire of the Sun then, is the almost seamless fashion in which a faithful adaptation… has nevertheless contrived to become a proto-Spielbergian affirmation of faith and optimism in the universe. " – Gilbert Adair
  • " Empire of the Sun is a great, overwrought movie that leaves one wordless and worn out. " – David Denby
  • " John Williams' resonant and triumphant score superbly augments this simple and complex narrative. " – Duane Byrge
Re-released on
November 16th, 2005
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Special Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
Length (Minutes)
Arabic, Dutch, French, English, Italian
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Number of Discs
  • Action
  • Adventure
Original Release Year
Box Dimensions (mm)
Product ID

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

Filed under...