Item description for Witness to Hope - The Life of John Paul II by Xenon Pictures...
Overview The Life of Karol Wojtyla-Pope John Paul II Based on George Weigel's definitive biography of Pope John Paul II, this major new film is the most complete and intimate film ever made on the Pope. Filmed on location in Rome and Poland, and using rare footage from the Vatican vaults provided by the Pope himself, this film about the Pope's extraordinary life is unique because it is shot, as it were, through his own eyes. It brings to life the history, characters and relationships that he has experienced, and reveals them in a profound and creative way.
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Actors: Rene Auberjonois, George Weigel
Directors: Judith Dwan Hallet
Producers: Catherine Wyler
Format: Color, Dolby, DVD, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Region Code: 1 (USA & Canada Only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Running Time: 116.00 minutes
Record Label Xenon
Format Color / Dolby / DVD / Subtitled / Wid
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.4" Width: 7.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Publisher EMI- CMG DISTRIBUTION #36
ISBN 0012469785 ISBN13 0000799432921 UPC 000799432921
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Witness to Hope Dec 27, 2007
The video uses archival footage and photos along with the more recent photographic updates to perfection. In places where re-enactments were necessary they were done so well with attention to detail in every respect that the viewer was not distracted by "actors acting." The entire production seamlessly flowed; one could gain insight into the life of this great man and how his early years formed him and how the later years drew upon the character which had been forged in those difficult times. This is an important video for anyone interested in the life of Pope John Paul II.
The Definite Biography of John Paul II Apr 5, 2006
This is absolutely the BEST biography out there on John Paul II. Unlike those by A & E or NBC or the like, it is simply based on the facts. Many of the other "biographies" have sections in them based on the agenda of the filmmaker. Usually taking the position of admonishment against the Pope for not being a liberal American. This one is just the opposite. It deals with John Paul II with no agenda other than to give a close and intimate portrait of the man. It is well produced and documented. I have seen hours and hours of documentaries on the late Pontiff and I would recommend this as the best.
Extraordinary Witness Feb 1, 2006
This presentation of the life of John Paul II is extremely thorough, well-researched, and insightfully relayed. I highly recommend it.
DEFINITELY A BUY Aug 12, 2005
This is a pleasant look at John Paul II's life which will inform and move you. I have several DVD's on JP II and this one seems to be the best one out there. The original book written by George Weigel by the same title is equally worth purchasing. Both book and DVD cover the Pope's life and accomplishments extensively. You will learn much on the Pope's thinking and views and you will find out many things about him that are not common knowledge. This is a fascinating DVD. If one was to purchase just one DVD on his life, this is it.
John Paul II The Great Aug 4, 2005
The great, true biography of the great man. As his fellow polish, I watched the movie and felt as I was back home. I was 8 years old when Karol Wojtyla was elected Pope and he was the Greatest Pole I have ever known. The movie shows the terror of nazi war and the communism - the real times of my parents and grandparents. John Paul II thru his love to God and to all human race, tried to build better world - against the all odds and great critisism. I will always miss him. Rest in peace Lolek!