AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today (apparently, it was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad). By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting many followers and inspiring the millions who practice yoga today.
Filmed over three years with the participation of 30 countries around the world, the documentary examines the world of yoga, modern and ancient, east and west and explores why millions today have turned their attention inwards, bucking the limitations of the material world in pursuit of self-realization.
Special Features: 5.1 Surround Sound, Closed Captions
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THE OTTOMANS reveals the dramatic transformation of Islam after the Mongol invasion. Nomads enlisted to fight the Mongols stake their own claims and become known as Ottomans, pushing the Islamic world westward into Christian territories. Suleyman the Magnificent shapes the Ottomans into a military powerhouse; his wealthy, sophisticated empire threatens European power centers and Persian Safavids, before falling victim to enemies from within.
Manufacturer: MoMo Bay - Gaiam
Brand: GAIAM INTERNATIONAL
Bob Revere, a small-town war hero, is heartbroken when his own son Tom loses his life defending America. Tom left behind a son of his own named Christian, and 14 years later, the young boy and his mother move back to the small town to be with their family for the holidays. Christian disconnects with his grandfather Bob, as they both are going through the pain of losing a dad and losing a son. When Christian is threatened with school suspension for bringing his bible to school, Bob notices that his country is headed in a dangerous direction and that freedom itself is on the line. Encouraged by his grandson Christian, who asks what did his father die for?, Bob finally takes a stand for his beliefs and finds himself jailed for putting up the towns Christmas tree and refusing to take it down. In this beautiful story of love and forgiveness, they discover a way to unite and to make a difference in their community by claiming their freedom and standing up for their rights.
Elvis Presley: He Touched Me - The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley, Vol. 1 & 2
Brand: Capitol Christian Distribution
Long before Elvis was heralded as the king of rock â€˜nâ€™ roll, he was a faithful fan of gospel music. Although it was instrumental in shaping his spiritual life as well as his career, no documentary has truly chronicled this facet of his lifeâ€¦until now. He Touched Me: The Gospel Music Of Elvis Presley features more than 30 of Elvisâ€™ gospel recordings and never-before-seen footage. This 3-hour collection, filled with personal stories by those who knew him well, goes behind the scene of Elvisâ€™ career. Discover how Elvis was dramatically influenced by two of southern gospel musicâ€™s premiere quartets, the Statesmen and the Blackwood Brothers. Learn the controversy surrounding this performance of "Peace In The Valley" on the Ed Sullivan Show and hear the surprising story behind the recording of his signature hymn, "How Great Thou Art." Youâ€™ll see Elvis in a new light as you witness how deeply he was touched by gospel music.
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Epic account of the thief Barabbas, who was spared crucifixion when the Jews chose Christ in his place. Struggling with his spirituality, Barabbas goes through many ordeals leading him to the gladiator arena, where he tries to win his freedom and confront his inner demons. Starring Anthony Quinn in the title role, Barabbas was released in 1961 in the midst of a wave of widescreen epics based on biblical characters. The screenplay, by playwright Christopher Fry (who also contributed to Ben-Hur), is an unusually intelligent one. Further assets are the imaginative, sparingly orchestrated score by Mario Nascimbene and a handsome production design by art director Mario Chiari that is so rewarding to the eye in Aldo Tonti's often dazzling cinematography. Many scenes, such as Christ's crucifixion, are shot and staged like tableaux in a style reminiscent of the great masters of art. And director Richard Fleischer surpasses anything Ridley Scott achieved years later in Gladiator: he fills the huge arena--a vast Roman amphitheatre--with a gladiatorial school of hand-to-hand combat, a parade of elephants, and a den of lions, and then caps his production with a riveting and thrillingly mounted duel between Jack Palance, careering round the circumference of the arena in his chariot, and Barabbas dodging him on foot. --Adrian Edwards
Manufacturer: Vision Video
Brand: Vision VideoGateway Films
What is a moral person to do in a time of savage immorality? That question tormented Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis. His convictions cost him his life. The Nazis hanged him on April 9, 1945, less than a month before the end of the war. Bonhoeffer's last years, his participation in the German resistance and his moral struggle are dramatized in this film. More than just a biographical portrait, Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace sheds light on the little-known efforts of the German resistance. It brings to a wide audience the heroic rebellion of Bonhoeffer, a highly regarded Lutheran minister who could have kept his peace and saved his life on several occasions but instead paid the ultimate price for his beliefs. DVD Features: Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, German Subtitles: English Viewing Format: Widescreen Scene Selection Bonus Material: Biographical information on leading actors
An inspiring story of understanding, giving and love, in the spirit of Black Beauty. A car accident leaves 10 year-old Sunny Mathews unable to walk without crutches. In addition, she becomes emotionally withdrawn, reluctant to communicate with anyone around her. When she moves with her mother next door to a horse ranch run by former rodeo star Ben Taylor, Sunny develops a fondness for Ben and a mean crippled horse named Ginger, and she begins to make progress on the road to recovery.When sold by Amazon.com, this product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
Manufacturer: Ross Records
Brand: Vision VideoGateway Films
Although the original events depicted in this classic from the drug infested, gang dominated streets happened over thirty years ago, the life-changing solution that David Wilkerson brought to desperate lives was just beginning. The beat goes on. The change in the life of notorious gang leader Nicky Cruz, as shown in the film, proved to be wonderfully lasting and real. Nicky continues today to reach young people around the world with the same life-changing message of the gospel of Jesus Christ that delivered him from violence and despair. And what about the skinny preacher, David Wilkerson, who braved the meanest streets of New York to tell desperate and drug crazed youth that there was a better way? Now, three decades later, he is still at it with a ministry based in Times Square that is still changing lives and offering genuine hope to countless souls who had given up on life. Now in over 25 languages, The Cross and the Switchblade, starring Pat Boone and Eric Estrada, is one of those rare films that has shown its unique power to connect with the deepest hopes and fears of youth around the world. It remains today one of the most compelling stories of love, grace and the truth that no one is ever so far gone that they cannot find the way out. DVD Features: Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Polish language tracks with or without English Subtitles: English Viewing Format: Widescreen Digitally remastered from the ori...
Manufacturer: MGM (VIDEO & DVD)
Brand: Provident Distribution Group
From executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett comes A.D. The Bible Continues the spectacular 12-part series that picks up where The Bible left off. This powerful spiritual journey begins with the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ, chronicling the heroic acts and sacrifices of His early followers during the most tumultuous of times as they change the course of human history. Featuring an extraordinary international cast, thrilling action and astonishing visual effects, A.D. The Bible Continues is an epic story for the ages...and inspiring entertainment for everyone. Bonus Features:Disc 1:**The Tomb is Open**The Body is Gone**The Spirit Arrives**Continuing The BibleDisc 2:**The Wrath**The First Martyr**The Persecution**Casting A. D.Disc 3:**The Visit**The Road to Damascus**Saul's Return**The Past Comes AliveDisc 4:**Brothers in Arms**Rise Up**The Abomination**Touring the Sets**The Fabric of the Time**Recreating the Power of God