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Luther [videodisc] / NFP teleart in association with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans presents ; produced by Brigitte Rochow, Christian P. Stehr, Alexander Thies ; written by Camille Thomasson and Bart Gavigan ; directed by Eric Till.

Contributor Fiennes, Joseph, 1970- actor.

Published:Santa Monica, Calif. : MGM Home Entertainment, 2004

Contents"Spare me!" -- In fear of God -- The steps to Rome -- Student and preacher -- "I was wrong" -- Savior of the Church -- The price of salvation -- Papal politics -- One word for the Cardinal -- How to say no to Rome -- Feeding the fire -- A hearing in Germany -- A simple reply -- Should anything happen -- The great leveling -- 100,000 dead peasants -- The German Bible -- Music and marriage -- Revolt of the princes -- Special features. Cast interviews -- Theatrical trailer.

ContentsSpecial features: Widescreen version -- Original theatrical trailer -- Languag: English 5.1 surround -- Subtitles: English, Spanish.

SummaryJoseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love) stars as Martin Luther, the brilliant man of God whose defiant actions changed the world, in this "epic, ravishingly beautiful" (The New York Times) film that traces Luther's extraordinary and exhilarating quest for the people's liberation. Regional princes and the powerful Church wield a fast, firm and merciless grip on 16th-century Germany. But when Martin Luther issues a shocking challenge to their authority, the people declare him their new leader and hero. Even when threatened with violent death, Luther refuses to back down, sparking a bloody revolution that shakes the entire continent to its core. - Container.

Summary"Regional princes and the powerful Catholic Church wield a fast, firm and merciless grip over 16th-century Germany. But when Martin Luther issues a shocking challenge to their authority, the people declare him their new leader - and hero. Even when threatened with violent death, Luther refused to back down, sparking a bloody religious revolution that shakes the entire continent to its core." -- Back of container.

Description1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

NoteOriginally released as a motion picture in 2003.

NoteSpecial features: original theatrical trailer; cast interviews.

NoteDirector of photography, Robert Fraisse ; editor, Clive Barrett ; music composer, Richard Harvey ; costume designer, Ulla Gothe ; production designer, Rolf Zehetbauer.

NoteJoseph Fiennes, Alfred Molina, Jonathan Firth, Claire Cox, Sir Peter Ustinov, Bruno Ganz, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Mathieu Carrière, Benjamin Sadler.

AudienceMPAA rating: PG-13; for disturbing images of violence ; Canadian Home Video Rating, PG.

ReviewsReviews at amazon.com online bookstore

ISBN0792861914

ISBN9780792861911

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Contributor
Fiennes, Joseph, 1970- actor.
Molina, Alfred, 1953- actor.
Firth, Jonathan, actor.
Cox, Claire, 1975- actor.
Ustinov, Peter. actor.
Ganz, Bruno, actor.
Ochsenknecht, Uwe, actor.
Carrière, Mathieu, actor.
Sadler, Benjamin, actor.
Rochow, Brigitte, producer.
Stehr, Christian P. producer.
Thies, Alexander, producer.
Thomasson, Camille, screenwriter.
Gavigan, Bart, screenwriter.
Till, Eric, director.
NFP Teleart.
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
Subject: Personal Name
Luther, Martin, 1483-1546 -- Drama.
Subject
Lutheran converts -- Drama.
Revolutions -- Religious aspects -- Drama.
Germany -- Religious life and customs -- Drama.
Genre
DVDs.
Movies.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.


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