Empire of the Sun - DVD

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, All Movie Guide


  • 2oolander_article_story_main
  • Michael_mann_and_christian_bale_article_story_main
  • Wallpaper-895338_article_story_main
  • Screen-shot-2011-01-31-at-8-34-13-pm1_article_story_main
  • Zoolander-ben-stiller-blue-steel_article_story_main
  • Zoolander-2-teaser-ben-stiller_article_story_main