Item description for Left Behind Collection (4 DVD) by Cloud Ten Pictures...
Only available in North American format
This collection includes:
*Left Behind: The Movie
*Left Behind II: Tribulation Force
*Left Behind: World At War
*and the bonus disc of The Original Left Behind Documentary, based on the Book by Peter & Paul Lalonde.
These classic thrillers star: Kirk Cameron, Lou Gossett, Jr., Chelsea Noble, Brad Johnson, and Clarence Gilyard.
Outline Left Behind - The Movie
Part conspiracy theory and part religious message, Left Behind (based on the first in a series of runaway bestsellers by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins) is a passable, occasionally compelling thriller that turns the rapture and the ascendance of the Antichrist into something resembling a Robert Ludlum espionage potboiler. The beginning, though, is pure Stephen King: as morose pilot Rayford Steele (Brad Johnson) steers his jet plane toward London, comely flight attendant Hattie Daniels (Chelsea Noble) informs him that a number of passengers have disappeared--at 37,000 feet, leaving their neatly pressed clothes behind. And they're not the only ones who've gone missing. The mass disappearances throw the world into chaos, and the sinisterly compelling Nicolae Carpathia (Gordon Currie), head of the U.N., selflessly steps in to help broker peace among the world's nations. But is he as good intentioned as he seems? Turns out the appropriately named Mr. Carpathia is behind a plot to rule the world and control its food supply, and intrepid reporter Buck Williams (Kirk Cameron, better than you'd expect) is onto him--with a little help from some biblical prophecies. Suffering the problem that befalls most first installments in a series of books and movies, Left Behind busies itself with the task of introducing characters and setting up expository plot lines, and audiences may be frustrated by the lack of action--Rayford's somewhat labored crisis of faith takes up a good chunk of the film. Still, it's an intriguing premise that should satisfy fans of the novel and possibly pick up a few more converts along the way (be warned, though, this is a modestly budgeted film that looks more like a cable TV movie than the latest James Bond extravaganza). And, if like a fair number of the film's characters, you can't figure out that someone named "Nicolae Carpathia" is a bad guy, then, well, you need to bone up on your evil villains. --Mark Englehart
Left Behind II - Tribulation Force
Arguably the most interesting and compelling feature in the Left Behind trilogy, Left Behind II: Tribulation Force finds the series' major characters--television journalist Buck Williams (Kirk Cameron), passenger jet captain Rayford Steele (Brad Johnson), his daughter Chloe (Janaya Stephens), and Pastor Bruce Barnes (Clarence Gilyard)--forming the core of a group dedicated to infiltrating and disrupting operations of the Anti-Christ, i.e., Nicolae Carpathia (a scary Gordon Currie), who has become leader of a world government. Meanwhile, humankind looks increasingly desolate and bleak, as the reality sinks in that hundreds of millions of people who suddenly vanished--including all the world's children--in the last film are not coming back. Veteran television director Bill Corcoran makes much of his scant resources to paint an apocalyptic vision, and when the film gets to indulge in some nifty effects (a pair of fire-breathing prophets--literally), the result is powerful. Drama, relationships, character development, and performances are quite smooth and should appeal to Christian and non-Christian viewers alike. --Tom Keogh
Left Behind - World at War
Third in a series of films based on the bestselling novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, Left Behind: World at War finds the post-Rapture Earth an even bleaker place than in the previous movies. As the Antichrist himself, Nicolae Carpathia (Gordon Currie), uses his newfound powers as head of the world government to bring war and plague on every nation, the American president (Louis Gossett Jr.) teams with a Christian resistance fighter (Jessica Steen) to try to stop him. Meanwhile, series hero Buck Williams (Kirk Cameron) discovers that Carpathia's biological front in a coming apocalypse is particularly devious: Freshly published Bibles are carrying a deadly disease ravaging thousands--and may very likely claim Buck's new bride. Buck's father-in-law, pilot Rayford Steele (Brad Johnson), has problems of his own facing the not-inconsiderable temptations of former flight attendant Hattie Daniels (Chelsea Noble), now one of Carpathia's many lovers. Directed by Craig R. Baxley (Rose Red), Left Behind: World at War is particularly crisp and effective drama, even when the action stops, as it often does, for many of the principals to pray for guidance. Charles Martin Smith (The Untouchables), not seen often enough these days, has a brief but powerful part as the U.S. vice-president. --Tom Keogh
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Actors: Kirk Cameron
Format: Box set, Color, DVD, Subtitled, NTSC
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: Unrated
Studio: Cloud Ten Pictures
Running Time: 284.00 minutes
Record Label Cloud Ten Pictures
Format Box set / Color / DVD / Subtitled / N
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.5" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Release Date Jul 8, 2008
Publisher E1 Entertainment
ISBN 5557424539 ISBN13 9785557424530 UPC 745638008133
Reviews - What do customers think about Left Behind Collection (4 DVD)?
For a good time of reflection Feb 17, 2010
Even though Revelations is a well known name in Biblical issues, its content it's not so well known. We have a few myths built over a pair of verses, but the real issue is still a mistery. But if you want to take a chance to discuss how the end of the world can affect you, see this movie series, and then discuss it seriously with someone you think can confirm or debate the facts in the movie.
A Great Movie For All Christians...and their friends Feb 11, 2010
This movie set is great, specially the first movie. It basically walks you through the end of days scenario based on the Bible. A lot of the prophecies develop while you watch and the suspense of it is intense. This movie is great for showing your non-Christian friends that are curious about the Book of Revelations or the ones who more or less ask -whats the worst that could happen by not being right with God? This movie set will answer that question and also provide great entertainment to the already Christian family. A must have for any believer.
Hollywood Sensationalism for the Endtimes Feb 7, 2010
I purchased the Left Behind video collection to view with my 6th grade Sunday School class after our discussion of the end times and the book of Revelation. I watched the series in one viewing before showing it to my class to be more comfortable with the actual content of the movies. I thought that the acting was done well by some unknown actors (outside of Kirk Cameron), and the story line kept my interest and the movie as a whole moved quickly. However, I felt that Hollywood sensationalized what the end times will be like and this needs to be explained to people who don't have a deep understanding of Scripture. Saying that, I wouldn't tell people not to watch the series or not to read the Left Behind books, but, I would caution people from attempting to over-spiritualizing the content from the movie. I would recommend this series to people who are looking for a "clean" action movie that has serious undertones. It was a extremely intriguing on that note and I enjoyed it from that point of view. However, I must qualify this statement by saying that from the point of view of a Theologian and Pastor I was disappointed in the sensationalism. But if it wasn't sensationalized, nobody would have watched it. In closing, I recommend that people watch this series with caution and remember that it is just a movie. Enjoy it and if you have questions ask your Pastor.
Great Movies Feb 5, 2010
I work for a group home for homeless teens...they have been wanting to see these movies so I ordered them. They really enjoyed them and the next day at church several of them were saved. The movies arrived in a very timely manner and are in great condition. I would purchase from this seller again
Good movie...for Christian and Non-Christians Feb 3, 2010
This is a good video to watch...if you don't want to read the book (but the book is much better...from my what my two sister's told me). Good to watch for Christian and Non-Christian.