Luther

Luther

DVD - 2004
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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.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, [2004]
ISBN: 9780792861911
0792861914
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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garycornell
Apr 06, 2017

Ralph Feinnes is mesmerizing as Luther. For once, a religious man who has his feet on the ground and speaks his own mind. It is a liberating movie that will inspire you! It is a true story of how one priest led his church followers from the Catholic Church. Quite moving!

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harpandpiano
Apr 10, 2016

I HATED this film! There was a lot of good info but I'm in my 20's and there were things in here that were MUCH more graphic then I want to see!

a5a22406 Sep 11, 2014

Excellent movie. Informative and historical.

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herojuliet
May 19, 2012

Not a bad movie .

Sunnchilde Jan 29, 2012

I am very impressed with this film. I am a Catholic and generally happy with that fact, but I am not stupid and the Catholic church certainly has done terrible wrong back then and even now. I had heard of Martin Luther and was curious to know more about him. What this film gives in incredible. I have never heard even The Pope talk like this. The pure unbridled faith of Luther is moving.
The best part of this film is that it is not trying to preach. It doesn't say "Believe this" instead it presents the story without apologies and lets you decide what you think of Luther's views. The Church is portrayed as concerned for Christianity as a whole, but more importantly, overwhelmed with the furtherance of it's own power and crushing influence. I believe this is true even to this day.
The world would be a better place if more people like Luther were in it.

lasertravis Jan 09, 2012

Average historical account of a religious movement. The acting was pretty good, but I didn't really care about what happened or who it was happening to. Informative and enjoyable enough to watch to the end, but nothing to write home about.

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harpandpiano
Apr 10, 2016

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bobinstien
Sep 24, 2009

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herojuliet
May 19, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Shows a dead child hanging.

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bobinstien
Sep 24, 2009

Violence: aftermath of a revolt, with dead bodies everywhere, and some one is burned at the stake

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Sunnchilde Jan 29, 2012

"Here I stand. I can do no other."

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