Item description for Torchlighters DVD - Ep. 04: The Eric Liddell Story (Torchlighters) by Casscom Media...
Overview Expected to be available after September 15, 2007 Pressure to follow public opinion couldn't get much stronger. National hero Eric Liddell is Scotland's pride and joy. The entire country is eager for their running celebrity to sprint past the rest of the world and bring home Olympic gold in the 100-meter race. But when Eric make the stunning announcement that he won't race n Sunday because of his religious convictions, he is soon labeled a disgrace and a traitor. See how Eric's famous stand during the 1924 Olympics prepares him for even greater challenges as a missionary to China during World War II.
Publishers Description See how Eric's famous stand during the 1924 Olympics, not to run on Sundays, prepares him for even greater challenges as a missionary to China during World War II. 30 minutes plus 60 minutes of extras.
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Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, DVD, NTSC
Language: English, Spanish
Region Code: 1 (USA & Canada Only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Vision Video
Running Time: 30.00 minutes
Record Label Vision Video
Format Animated / Color / Dolby / DVD / NTSC
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.52" Width: 5.38" Height: 0.53" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Release Date Oct 1, 2007
Publisher WESSCOTT MARKETING #813
ISBN 0012450952 ISBN13 0727985011271 UPC 727985011271
Availability 5 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 26, 2016 03:57.
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Ideal for Children and Families Jan 22, 2008
The Torchlighters video series is a series of animated DVD's dedicated to "Highlighting the honor, integrity and life-changing experiences of those well-known and little-known Christian men, women and children who in response to God's call, dedicated their lives to a life of whole-hearted commitment and passionate service to Jesus." The series is targeted primarily at children between the ages of eight and twelve. It is a production of Christian History Institute along with International Films and Voice of the Martyrs. Previous entries in this series include brief biographical films of Jim Elliot, John Bunyan and William Tyndale. The fourth installment is The Eric Liddell Story.
I have watched all of these films with the family and we've enjoyed them. Like the others in the series, The Eric Liddell Story has moments that frightened the children--primarily when the Japanese Air Force was bombing China and the life of the story's hero was in danger. But the film is definitely family fare. The quality of the animation has not really increased and it is a long way from the kind of animation you might see in the big-budget films on the silver screen. Still, my children didn't seem to notice and they enjoyed learning more about Liddell. The film took them from his childhood in China, to his rise as one of the world's fastest men, to his Olympic triumph and to his missionary service in China. It closes with his internment in a Japanese camp and stops short of his death there of a brain tumor. The story was narrated by a Chinese character representing one of the men who was saved through the ministry of Liddell.
Like all of the Torchlighters titles, this one is a 30-minute feature and also includes a previously-recorded documentary on the subject's life. Like the others, it is a worthy addition to a family or church DVD collection. Future installments in the series promise to deal with the lives of Gladys Aylward and Richard Wurmbrand. And I look forward to watching those ones as well.