Search - Albert Schweitzer: Restored and Uncut on DVD

Albert Schweitzer: Restored and Uncut
Albert Schweitzer Restored and Uncut
Actors: Fredric March, Albert Schweitzer, Phillip Eckert, Adele Woytt
Director: Jerome Hill
Genres: Documentary
NR     2005     1hr 25min


Larger Image

Movie Details

Actors: Fredric March, Albert Schweitzer, Phillip Eckert, Adele Woytt
Director: Jerome Hill
Creators: Albert Schweitzer, Erica Anderson, Jerome Hill, Luke Bennett, Thomas Bruce Morgan
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Documentary
Studio: ROAN
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/08/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 25min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, French

Similar Movies

Similarly Requested DVDs

Directors: Chris Hegedus, Jehane Noujaim
   R   2001   1hr 43min
Simply Irresistible
Director: Mark Tarlov
   PG-13   2002   1hr 34min
Touch of Pink
Director: Ian Iqbal Rashid
   R   2005   1hr 31min
Director: Turk Pipkin
   NR   2006   1hr 25min

Movie Reviews

Albert Schweitzer revisited
Sigrid Hepp-dax | Front Royal, VA USA | 07/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I found the Albert Schweitzer DVD to offer an extraordinary visit with a man who was truly one of our most recent saints. Schweitzer was an amazing man, a doctor, a musician and a spiritual giant. The restored footage gave me the feeling I was there visiting Lambarene and spending a few days with him at his hospital. I could almost feel his love for his patients, and for all creatures. I plan to watch this DVD over and over again it is so inspiring."
Disappointing DVD quality
Gian Paolo Nardoianni | Italy | 01/13/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"The copy I bought (new,sealed) is a poor quality black and white film.
Not only the documentary (which is a real masterwork by Erica Anderson and portrays one of the greatest men who ever lived) has not been restored at all, but the original footage has also been very heavily cut: and this is the most disappointing thing of all. I remember watching the real thing, and there was a sequence featuring Schweitzer sitting on the Kanzerein and contemplating the valley below, the wind playing with his white hair: a very moving scene indeed, but there's no trace of it on this DVD.
I hope some other reliable firm will some day publish the whole of the film, in color and really restored."
Is this the original 1957 film?
Dan Boyd | Cullowhee | 04/07/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD advertises itself as the "Academy Award Winner Best Documentary 1957," "first time on DVD," "restored and uncut." But I question these assertions. According to the 1957 New York Times review, the film was in color, yet this DVD is black-and-white. The DVD version also contains many imperfections, so I doubt that it's "restored." Therefore,I must wonder if this DVD even contains the full original film. Nevertheless, even this version of the film is still worth seeing just to witness the great humanitarian Albert Schweitzer working in his hospital and playing the organ."
Some amazing old photos!
K. Waitzman | 03/10/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD is for Schweitzer fans. Amazing old photos with a storyline to explain some of his early work in Africa."