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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Historical Perspective
Dr Martin Luther King Jr A Historical Perspective
Actors: Arthur Burghardt, Martin Luther King
Director: Thomas Friedman
Genres: Educational, Documentary, African American Cinema
NR     2003     1hr 0min

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Actors: Arthur Burghardt, Martin Luther King
Director: Thomas Friedman
Genres: Educational, Documentary, African American Cinema
Sub-Genres: Educational, Biography, History, African American Cinema
Studio: Xenon
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
DVD Release Date: 01/14/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/1993
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1993
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Black and White,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

A true disappointment.
J. Bauer | USA | 02/05/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Do not purchase this DVD. It doesn't even have the March on WAshington speech in its entirety. I thought that it would be equal in quality to the "Montgomery to Memphis" documentary of which I have an old copy. It wasn't even remotely close. So take my advice. Pass on this purchase and hope that some day there will be a DVD version of the original "Montgomery to Memphis" video."
Keep searching!
shadow | 10/09/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Well I purchased this video believing that I would get a better perspective on Dr. King's speeches, but I was somewhat disappointed. First, this tape is recorded in EP/LP (long play) speed. Therefore it is easily visible to notice the inferior quality of the recording. The documentary is only a hour long, there shouldn't of been a reason to apply it in long play mode. I was appreciative of the time spent on his second triumph-the war on povery and his staunch opposition to the Vietnam War. But when the video gets near the end and ventures on the Memphis sanitation workers strike in March/April 1968. You see footage from his 1966 Chicago equal housing campaign.
The bottom line is that I wouldn't recomend this video. Oh yah, Martin was born with the name of Michael Luther King jr."
Another testament to Dr. King's legacy of greatness
shadow | Uptown (205) | 06/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first saw this documentary air on television. I knew then how important it was that I add it to my vast CD and DVD collection. The film itself is a brief but, informative look into a movement that was led by one of the greatest figures of our time. Just when I thought I knew everything there was to know about the life of Dr. King; along comes yet another documentary that contains a few interesting facts that I had no knowledge of.
Being a native of Birmingham Alabama, this documentary holds a personal meaning for me. This DVD chronicles Dr. King's journey from the streets of Montgomery Alabama to Birmingham Alabama where the heart of the civil rights movement unfolds with a realness never before seen in history. It also takes a look into his role in making a difference in the civil rights movement.
I'm buying it not only as a collectors item, but as a historical learning tool for my younger family members who have yet to know the sacrifices and trials of the man known as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A man who left behind a legacy of greatness. A great orator whose speeches will forever stand for all times. A leader who put himself on the frontline of a struggle which was met with great violence; only to preach "non-violence" to the people. I 'strongly' recommend this DVD to people of ALL races and backgrounds. For those who have seen other documentaries on Dr. King; some of the footage may seem brief by comparison, but those with little knowledge of Dr. King's life will be surprised, pleased, shocked, and informed.P e a c eShadow"