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The Late Great Planet Earth
The Late Great Planet Earth
Actors: Orson Wells, Hal Lindsey, Emile Benoit
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
PG     2004     1hr 31min

Narrated by the legendary Orson Welles and based on the best selling book by Hal Lindsey, get ready for The End of the World! Welcome to the future, a world ruled by an evil supercomputer that carries the mark of the beast...  more »

     
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Actors: Orson Wells, Hal Lindsey, Emile Benoit
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Drama, Science Fiction
Studio: Trinity Home Ent
Format: DVD - Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 09/28/2004
Original Release Date: 01/01/1979
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1979
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 31min
Screens: Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

When The Sun Goes Nova
Brian E. Erland | Brea, CA - USA | 12/29/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Hal Lindsays' teaching on Biblical prophecy as encapsulated in his best-selling book 'The Late Great Planet Earth' had a major effect on evangelical Protestantism during the decade of the '70's. An effect so profound that just about every pastor teaching prophecy today approaches the subject using the same methodological framework that Hal made so popular a quarter of a century ago.

This DVD released in '78 is a visual restatement of Hal Lindsay's prophetical teachings. Now that some 27 years have passed since it's release the information contained upon this disc is far from cutting edge material. It does however serve as a fascinating timecapsule concerning many of the current events of that generation and the theological underpinnings of how the Church interpreted those events from a Biblical perspective.

Whether you buy into the "End of the World" scenario as presented by Evangelical Christianity or not it's worthy of at least one viewing. There might even be a few surprises that you didn't expect."
Late Great Planet Earth Showing Its Age
Jeffrey N. Fritz | San Francisco, CA United States | 08/01/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)

"The "Late Great Planet Earth", based on Hal Lindsey's book of the same name, was released in 1976. Watching this movie shows how much the world has changed in 23 years. It also shows how heavily current culture and society flavor intrepretations of biblical prophecy. Some parts of the film are forward looking (cloning is mentioned long before there was a "Dolly".) Computers are identified as a way to control the masses--and that may yet come to pass. However the film doesn't see the Internet and the personal computer revolution.The cold war, Russia and the fuel shortage of the early 70's figure heavily into the film's predictions of the immediate onslaught of the seven-year tribulation period. (Which the film boldly states will begin in 1982.) Opps!As a period piece, this film is interesting. It also gives pause to think about prophecies yet to come to pass, but watching it is like getting into a time machine."
The Later, but not Greater, Planet Earth
Jack Johnson | Beloit, WI United States | 12/04/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I saw the film in 1979, and it had a tremendous impact on me. Hal Lindsey, while obviously further removed from the last days than we are now, did a tremendous job of paralleling the prophecies of the Bible with the current events of the late 20th Century. While the pace drags a bit here and there, and some of his speculations on possible fulfillments of Scripture obviously did not happen (the "Jupiter Effect"), the LGPE is still a good documentary on how the Second Coming of Christ, for the first time in history, has the potential to come to pass in our lifetime."
Outdated application of prophesy
J. Chinigo | Southwest, Florida USA | 06/26/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I first saw this video around 1979 and was impressed with it. Seeing it now in 2008 and being able to look "back" at some of the dated predictions made at the time of this films production made me shake my head. Too many liberties were taken by the writer(s) in terms of setting dates for the fulfillment of some of these prophesies. The production value is poor and the long drawn out filler scenes, such as the one at the beginning where a false prophet is chased down on foot for what seems an eternity, are boring and detract from the message of the film. The DVD "The End Times" is far better in every way. I'm sorry that I purchased this one. I was going to use it as a teaching tool but my students lost interest very quickly. I wasted my money. Save yours..."