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ABC News - Pope John Paul II - His Life and Legacy
ABC News - Pope John Paul II - His Life and Legacy
Actor: Bill Blakemore
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
NR     2004     1hr 0min

The life of Pope John Paul II has seen him rise to become a spiritual leader for billions of people across the globe. This fascinating documentary takes a look at some of his inspirational work. The charismatic leader h...  more »


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Actor: Bill Blakemore
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Documentary
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 09/07/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Rehash of free TV
Politix Fan | 04/06/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"The material and presentation are decent, but this look at Pope John Paul is basically a ABC free broadcast from quite a while back, transfered to DVD-- and asking for your money. Some of the bonus features are strong (tho, again, rehashed TV), but Diane Sawyer in the Papal Apartments is typical annoying Diane: the focus is all on her, not the Vatican and certainly not John Paul II. A better bet is NBC's DVD, "NBC Presents: The Life of Pope John Paul II" -- with fresh material created just for DVD release."
Enlightening and Complex
Compusurge | New York City | 04/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This program provides an enlightening and complex view of Pope John Paul II's life in a way that shows his extensive involvement in world affairs... including his integral role in creating & leading the non-violent movement that intensely assisted in the dissolution of the USSR, as well as his role in fighting anti-semitism within the church.

Not a simple fluff piece, this is a superb program for really understanding the dynamics of his unbelieveable career. His victories as well as his failures are explored in depth, and the result is the creation of a really well honed complex exploration of one of the greatest men of our time.

I highly recommend it to all, and I comment ABC News for assembling such a rich documentary."
The life of a True Hero of Our Time
CowboysFan | 04/01/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"In an age when it seems that fear dominates the world, this wonderful bio on Pope John Paul II is touching, endearing, and truly heartfelt.

True to his roots and true to his faith, Pope John Paul II will leave behind a legacy of goodness and peace that will be felt for generations, and perhaps, millennia.

You do not have to be Catholic to enjoy this truly amazing piece. The Pope touched many a people, and will certainly go down in history as one of the greatest popes ever."
ABC - great coverage!
Brandon | Braselton, GA | 04/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I enjoyed this ABC special when I saw it a while back, and was reminded of it while watching the current news of the Pope's ill-health. This is the most comprehensive look at his life that I have seen. Although not part of the main program, one of the best parts of the DVD is the tour of the papal apartments with Diane Sawyer. I have never seen footage like this anywhere else, and it is truly fascinating.

I would also highly recommend Search for Jesus, another ABC News DVD."