Street Date -
Defenders of the Faith Collection (3 DVDs)
- Theatrical Video
Joan Of Arc: Child Of War / Soldier Of God
An illiterate peasant girl, Jeanne d’Arc emerged at 17 from an obscure corner of war-torn France, rallied a demoralized army and changed the course of history. Inspired by “her voices,” she stunned the English invaders, brought about the coronation of the Dauphin and dazzled even her persecutors with her wit and grace. Now go beyond the image of this legendary heroine and discover a fascinating young woman struggling to achieve her own vision in a brutal and dangerous world.
Reluctant Saint: Francis Of Assisi
Here is a Francis who transcends the cherished image of the peaceful lover of nature. Go behind the legend and discover a man who lived in a world much like our own, filled with violence and upheaval. A man who played many roles: wealthy lothario, soldier, businessman, preacher, defender of the poor, and a rebel who never hesitated to speak the truth to the powerful. Narrated by Liev Schreiber (The Manchurian Candidate) with Robert Sean Leonard (House, M.D., The Dead Poet’s Society) as the voice of Francis and based on the biography of St. Francis by best-selling author Donald Spoto. Reluctant Saint was filmed entirely on location in Italy and offers new insights into a life that has engaged the hearts and minds of millions over the centuries.
Few historical figures inspire more celebration than Ireland’s St. Patrick. Many believe him to have been an Irishman who drove the snakes from Ireland, but neither is true. Patrick offers a dramatic new look at one of the best-loved and least-understood icons of world religion. The story of the real St. Patrick is part adventure tale and part spiritual awakening, with the future saint rising from slave to liberator; learning to forgive and ultimately love his enemies; taking up a cause no one believed in; and finally lighting a fire that kept western civilization alive. Patrick was filmed entirely on location in Ireland, and features commentary from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt (Angela’s Ashes) as well as an Emmy®-nominated soundtrack.