Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Wind at my Back Christmas|
Actor: Meredith Henderson; James Carroll; Dylan Provencher; Tyrone Savage; Laura Bruneau
Director: Stefan Scaini
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Television
Studio: Sullivan Home Entertmnt Release Date: 09/26/2006
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Katherine of Amazon | New England, USA | 02/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the "wrap up" of the wonderful Canadian period (Depression Era) dramatic television series "Wind at My Back," which to my knowledge has never been shown in the US and is probably some of the best "fun for all ages, family-friendly" TV ... EVER. This Christmas episode answers the questions that were cliffhangers when the series was unexpectedly axed by clearly stupid people who didn't know a fantastic product when they saw one.
The Christmas episode looks like they took plotlines from scripts (which probably would have been fantastic if they'd been produced) from the cancelled season and used them as a basis for this effort. There's an awful lot going on in a very short time in this production.
We also don't get to see the tough-as-nails May Bailey character (played brilliantly by Keifer Sutherland's mother/Donald's ex-wife--she's far and away the best actor in that family) or the wonderful nurse character they added in the final season in this production, and it's weaker for that.
If Sullivan Entertainment could resurrect this series, and syndicate it outside Canada, they could make money hand over fist and could retire the franchise of endless "Anne of Green Gables" retreads to earn their daily bread.
It's a brilliant series, with superb actors, fantastic costumes, great scripts, and compelling plotlines, and it's appropriate for all ages.
I can't recommend it highly enough.
If you do decide to get this Christmas episode, though, you'd better have seen all five seasons that preceded it--otherwise, you won't have a clue what's going on and you'll not be happy at all.
Last but not least, you get a better deal from AMAZON on this episode than you do from SULLIVAN ENTERTAINMENT (at least as of this writing). SULLIVAN charges a usurious shipping charge, far exceeding Amazon's. The smart buyer will bundle this up with a few other items and get the SUPER SAVER shipping."
Great Christmas movie!!!
Be Hopeful | Florida | 11/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had considered getting the series about 6 months ago but it was a little pricey, when looking for a few Christmas movies I hadn't seen I thought I'd try this out and it would be a cheaper way to preview the series than buying season one. I loved the movie...great characters, gives a great feeling of the good parts of that era and a small glimpse at the horrible fear that came with reign of Hitler (a glance into the minds of those who feared him and those who thought he was just a crazy leader who would never have the power to be a danger to the world-those who were afraid to get involved, and those who risked thier lives to help a Jewish girl escape a Canadian deportation order.
Yet it was still an incredibly uplifting, family movie. People of all faiths should watch this movie to remind us all how dangerous it is to assume that the leader of a country who wants an entire population to die could not have the power to enact his vile plan. If enough people fear him and enough people ignore him because he is apparently not a danger to anyone, horrendous things can happen.
A really terrific movie about the spirit of Christmas."