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 Gandhi DVD


Ben Kingsley Sir Richard Attenborough's 1982 multiple-Oscar winner (including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Ben Kingsley) is an engrossing, reverential look at the life of Mohandas K. Gandhi, who introduced the doctrine of nonviolent resistance to the colonized people of India and who ultimately gained the nation its independence. Kingsley is magnificent as Gandhi as he changes over the course of the three-hour film from an insignificant lawyer to an international leader and symbol. Strong on history (the historic division between India and Pakistan, still a huge problem today, can be seen in its formative stages here) as well as character and ideas, this is a fine film. (1982) Widescreen (5 stars)

Although not a Christian movie.  Never-the-less Gandhi's life and message parallel's the Lord Jesus' message of peace, understanding  and non-violence. The pagan Hinduism that Gandhi embraced is not shoved at you in this movie.  


Yet, the real Gandhi was not the little man revered by the U.S. civil rights leadership for his commitment to non-violence, according to the authors of "Gandhi Under Cross-Examination," which, using the India leader's own words, portray him as an anti-black racist, an admirer of Adolf Hitler, a critic of George Washington and a man who believed Jews should not have resisted Nazi Germany's efforts to exterminate them. Recommended for Christians & Jews.


God's Outlaw

Roger Rees

Keith Baron

Oona Kirsch

Willoughby Goddard

Bernard Archard

Based on a true story, God's Outlaw is about international politics, church intrigue, cold-blooded betrayal, and false justice ending in a criminal's death. But it's also about victorious faith and spiritual triumph over some of the greatest political and religious forces known in the 16th century.

A simple God-seeking man, William Tyndale somehow became one of the most wanted men in England and all of Europe. Pursued by King Henry VIII, Lord Chancellor Sir Thomas More, and the Pope's personal legate Cardinal Wolsey, he darted across Europe to avoid capture--always pushing to complete the task that obsessed him.

The task was translating the Bible into English and publishing it for his fellow countrymen--Englishmen who lived in a country where the Bible and even prayers in English were outlawed by a harsh and rigid religious establishment. Today he is renowned as "the father of the English Bible," and is recognized as one of the major leaders of the English Reformation. But the tale of how he lived and died as "God's outlaw" is a compelling "rest-of-the-story," and is especially a moving encouragement for modern people of faith.

Wycliffe's (See DVD "The Morning Star" about Wycliffe) hand-copied Bibles were burnt by the authorities and so, 150 years later, William Tyndale set out to translate the scriptures into the common tongue - this time, from the original Greek and Hebrew. But this was illegal and he fled to Europe pursued by agents of Henry VIII. Nevertheless, his translation was mass-produced on the newly invented printing presses and smuggled into England. Eventually, betrayed by a friend, he was arrested, tried and executed. His eloquent translation was a priceless gift to all English speaking peoples and a fitting memorial to his courage and genius.

Released in 2004. Full screen. 93 min. Scenery is great.  But film quality is not so great.  Available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Korean, with or without English subtitles. See at here


The Gospel Road

Johnny Cash

June Cash

Johnny Cash brings to the screen the story of Jesus...filmed in the Holy Land.

It's difficult to teach children some of the deeper religious concepts of the Bible, i.e., original sin, Christ as a propitiation for our sins, etc. However, this video seems to communicate all these concepts through the music and touching scenes.

1973 / 84 minutes /Widescreen / English w/available Spanish subtitles. See at Amazon here


Hangman's Curse Hangman's Curse

David Keith
Mel Harris
Leighton Meester
Douglas Smith
Bobby Brewer

Roger's High school is in the grip of a dark and sinister force. Three Bullies lay near death and it's whispered that they're the casualties of Abel Frye, a ghost that's haunted the school since he hanged himself there 10 years before. Scratched into the locker of each victim is the image of a hangman, a symbol which has become a calling card for terror. Suspicions run high as students begin to believe that the outcast "witches" are calling upon the spirit of Abel Frye to retaliate for their daily torment. Is it truly the supernatural? or could it be something even more terrifying? The clues are few and time is running out. The only hope is the Veritas Project, a highly trained investigative team working undercover to expose the truth. Lives hang in the balance as they scramble to unravel the mystery and protect the student body from their own hatred and fear.  

Hangman's Curse is a strong, solid and entertaining film that has a strong Christian (message) influence. It's a thriller that  breaks from the typical "end times" movies which typically fill up the Christian film genre.  Hangman's Curse integrates the Christian faith without coming across as cheap, forced, cheesy or preaching. Christian references, like prayer and song, are subtle and blended in, only expressly shown in appropriate spots so as to not crowd out the actual story. This allows the film to not stall or trip. (2003) PG-13 See at here


Hell Boy

Hell Boy

Ron Perlman

Selma Blair

Rupert Evans

Hell Boy was born in hell, but is that the end of it?

Can it be that it's not how a person begins their existence, but how they choose to end it that makes the difference?

Fantastic special effects. Does Hell Boy become a Christian?

Watch and see...

This is not recommended for children, or anyone who may have nightmares.  It is an action movie.  Basically the Nazis find a way to open a window to another dimension, and a little red "hell boy" slips through to our dimension.  When he grows up he fights the monster-like demons that have slipped through. It is basically a fight of good against evil film.

2004. Widescreen. 122 min. PG-13 (violence-fighting monsters). (4 stars)



Herod the Great DVD

Herod the Great

Edmund Purdom
Sylvia Lopez
The story about the ancient "King" of Judea.  This epic portrays the tale of the downfall of Herod King of Judea.  The king who ordered all the new born babies killed at the time of Jesus Christ's birth.  The king who had his own wife stoned to death, and even murdered his own son.



Meryl Streep James Woods

Editorial Reviews
The 30th anniversary edition of Holocaust marks the first time this remarkable, nine-and-a-half-hour television miniseries has been released on DVD. Originally broadcast on NBC as part of an ongoing TV phenomenon in the 1970s called "The Big Event," Holocaust was an original story written by Gerald Green, who later scripted Kent State and Wallenberg: A Hero's Story, the latter another Holocaust-era tale. Holocaust narrowed the enormous story of the Nazis' systematic destruction of Jews by focusing on one family living in Berlin. Fritz Weaver plays Dr. Josef Weiss, a Pole with a longtime family practice. Weiss debates with his wife, Berta (Rosemary Harris), the wisdom of moving out of Germany with their family. She insists they should not be chased away by Hitler, and by the time she thinks otherwise, it's too late for her, her parents, Josef, and the three Weiss children: Karl (James Woods), Rudi (Joseph Bottoms), and Anna (Blanche Baker). Holocaust begins with the marriage of Karl to Inga (Meryl Streep), a Christian, an arrangement already frowned upon by the rising Nazi regime in 1935. In time, Karl, a harmless artist, is dragged off to the concentration camp at Buchenwald, leaving Inga vulnerable to a predatory camp officer who passes notes between the husband and wife. Poor young Anna meets a grim fate that reveals something of the way Hitler was determined to eliminate the mentally ill along with Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, and other groups of people. The rebellious Rudi ends up fighting the Germans from a different front, while Josef is deported to Warsaw, eventually joined by Berta. There, Holocaust details the plight of the walled-in, so-called Warsaw ghetto, and the despair of the people within. Meanwhile, the destiny of another important character, a rather effete lawyer named Erik Dorf (Michael Moriarty), offers a peek into the internal workings of the Holocaust machinery. Dorf takes a much-needed job as an aide to Reinhard Heydrich (David Warner), Gestapo head and chair of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, which finalized plans for the extermination of European Jews. Holocaust was criticized at the time of its broadcast for allegedly cheapening genocide by shrinking the dimensions of the Nazis' organized evil for commercial television. But as a story free to extend into different aspects of the war on Jews, Holocaust is a real eye-opener. Tom Bell, Ian Holm, Robert Stephens, and Sam Wanamaker are also featured in the cast. --Tom Keogh

Product Description
An original TV dramatization of one of the most monstrous crimes in world history – the slaughter of 6 million Jews by the Nazis. Dramatically and definitively, the story covers an entire decade, the eventful years from 1935 to 1945. HOLOCAUST focuses on the tragedy and triumph of a single family – the Weiss family. Their story is told in counter-poise to that of another fictional family, that of Erik Dorf, who portrays a Nazi aide to Germany’s infamous Heydrich. Starring a brilliant international cast and filmed on


(1978) (475 minutes/3 Parts-Discs) (Full Screen) (about $19.99 at Amazon. See here location in Berlin and Vienna.

Home Room

Home Room

Busy Philipps
Erika Christensen
Victor Garber
Raphael Sbarge
Ken Jenkins

The aftermath of a high school shooting leaves Deanna Cartwright (Erika Christensen) seriously wounded and nine others dead, including the perpetrator. Det. Martin Van Zandt (Victor Garber) is assigned the unenviable task of investigating the crime and finding someone to hold responsible. His attention settles on Alicia Browning (Busy Philipps), a darkly troubled outsider who, as the only person present throughout the entire incident, is both the key witness and a possible suspect. Further complicating her isolated existence, Alicia's high school principal compels her to pay a reluctant visit on the still-hospitalized Deanna. Privileged and popular, Deanna differs dramatically from the alienated Alicia. Yet, beneath an upbeat appearance, she is struggling desperately with the emotional and physical scars left by the attack. Over the next few days, united by nothing more than their common suffering, the two young women form an unlikely friendship to cope with the tragic events that threaten to overwhelm them.

2003, 132 minutes, Widescreen & Full screen & English & Spanish on same disc. Rated "R"


Israel in a time of Terror

Israel in a Time of Terror - documentary

Dennis Prager

Terror bombing after terror bombing, day after day. A sidewalk café becomes as dangerous as a military outpost. A simple trip to the supermarket becomes a horror of flying nails, glass and death. How do Israelis deal with this pervasive terror?   This is a documentary which gives the viewer a peek into the real Israeli heart of hearts.  No other country has gone through so much in such a short time, and emerged with such an optimistic outlook - based on faith in God and faith in their country as a surviving Democracy. Countless news reports show Arabs demonstrating their hatred against Israel.  But this finding any indications that Israelis hate anyone is not an easy task.  News reports show several Israelis lying in the streets after being attacked by Arabs.  However, the world news media never track down the Israeli “wounded bystanders”.  Were they to do this they would find these innocent Jews with nails in their brains, missing body parts, and psychological handicaps brought on by never ending unprovoked Arab hatred.  Yet the undaunted Israeli spirit shines forth as if to say to God “we will pass your test this time”.  I am a Christian who is proud to love the Jews. (2002) Full screen. 60 minutes

Home Beyond the Sun Mellyssa Ade

Molly Sayers

Stan Coles

Mung-Ling Tsui

Dana Ishura


This extraordinarily moving feature explores the social and political realities of China today. The Christian motion picture “Home Beyond the Sun” examines contemporary China’s dilemma of unwanted daughters in an overpopulated land of more than a billion souls. The compelling story of one of the children, the “found forsaken,” finding familial love is told against the background of the continuing clash of cultures that pits Christianity against godless Communism.

Contrary to current political opinion, the Cold War is still being waged in parts of China. The battlefield pits the United States against the Republic of China. This dramatically compelling film features a microcosm of that conflict. It is essential that America’s Christian community be aware of this challenge to their faith and to their future.

“Home Beyond the Sun” is the story of two girls, Jenna (Mellyssa Ade) a 22-year old American teacher and the other Chu Lee (Molly Sayer) an eight-year old Chinese orphan. Together, with the help of the Lord and the guidance of His Word, they overcome the adversity of prejudice, persecution, and political oppression to find solace and protection in the bosom of a Christian family. This extraordinarily moving feature explores the social and political realities of China today. Produced, written and directed by award winning filmmakers of faith, this movie will enthrall the heart, elevate the spirit, and expand the awareness of committed men and women to these challenges. In this deeply committed visual adventure, the creative fire of Christian love warms the hearts of rebels with a cause. “Home Beyond the Sun” is a celebration of the human spirit as well as an eloquent description of religious virtue overcoming political vice. The uniquely pertinent story proves again that no man is an island. Here, discarded and disenfranchised daughters find strength through the community of Christian love. The movie is a microcosm of a society’s attempts to eradicate their weakest members. They only fail to do so because of commitment to 2,000-year old tenets. This very special motion picture focuses on the irrefutable fact that while misused legislation can prohibit religious freedom, it cannot hold back the inevitable power of faith.

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invisible enemies dvd

Invisible Enemies

Jason Guess

Kellee Robin

Larry Curry

Rebeka Bourk


Suddenly after finding a pair of glasses a student becomes aware of the spiritual world that is always around us.

Invisible Enemies is a story about a college student named Jackson, who finds a pair of glasses that allows him to see the spiritual world. Through the glasses he discovers how the lives of his friends are influenced toward evil by unseen enemies. Jackson tries to convince his friends that life isn't neutral and that there are unseen realities that are affecting their lives. They think it's absurd. Cindy, Jackson's blind friend, recognized that there are many things that are real that can't be seen. Jackson, in the end, rescues his sister from near disaster by utilizing the power of Jesus Christ. Full Screen.  38 minutes.  In English & Spanish.  See at here


Movie Ratings

G General Audiences Films contain nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
PG Parental Guidance Suggested Some material may not be suitable for children.
PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. 
R Restricted Under 17 requires an accompanying parent or guardian.

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