Empire of the Sun details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Joe Pantoliano, Leslie Phillips, Ben Stiller|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||Book Adaptations, Child Stars, Christian Bale Films|
Empire of the Sun
Empire Of The Sun - Bonus Feature
|Run time:||2 hours 26 minutes|
|Rental release:||06 Mar 2006|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Stunning PerformancesBy Hugo Hudson from London , 04 Jul 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]An epic of the scale of Schindler's List, this film is a roller-coaster of emotion throughout, dealing with Japanese occupation in China during WWII. As only Spielberg can do, it both makes you cry and at times makes you laugh out loud. All the characters are exceptional, you'll come to love them all, though I think none so much as Jim, played in a the most astonishingly believable manner by a very young Christian Bale. An absolute must-watch, this is one of my favourite films.
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A moving, historical filmBy a customer , 03 Apr 2013I am not over generous with reviews, but this is 4.5* material. The insight, through the perspective of a very young Christian Bale, of an invasion during war and the loss of a privileged background is moving. There is a reason this film is so famous.
Superb, how did I miss this?By cataloggy (12 reviews) , 24 Feb 2013A real treat; plunges you right into the wartime invasion of Shanghai through the eyes of a boy separated from his aristocratic English parents.
Breathtaking- a must watch filmBy zeep2k (35 reviews) from Merseyside , 08 Feb 2013Empire of the sun is an unusual take on a war film. Bale has a commanding performance for such a young actor at the time, and works well with Malkovich. It's a heart-wrenching tale of the true story of the Japanese occupation of China. It will leave you speechless.
Unusual war filmBy Kat_68 (3 reviews) , 08 Feb 2013This film shows the war from a different angle to the one we are used to. Christian Bale is impressive considering his young age and the fact that he is in almost every scene. This is a story of survival and care for one's fellow humans. A very enjoyable film.
Loved it!!! - Highly RecommendedBy Charlie1979 (17 reviews) from Bournemouth , 06 Feb 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]I loved this film as a kid and so I decided to rent it. I absolutely loved this movie, just as much as all those years ago!!!