The Messenger

The Messenger

The Story of Joan of Arc

DVD - 1999
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The story of Joan of Arc.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia Tristar Home Video, [1999]
Copyright Date: ©1999
ISBN: 9780767845724
0767845722
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE MESSE
Characteristics: VHS
magnetic,stereo
1 videodisc (R)(approximately 158 min.) : sound, color, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Includes featurette The messenger: the search for the real Joan of Arc, HBO first look
Extended international version with ten extra minutes of footage
Originally released as a motion picture in 1999

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muffinpopcorn
Apr 02, 2015

terrible boring movie . Waste of time .

aaa5756 Jul 22, 2014

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. No falling asleep on this DVD!!!!!

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naturalist
Jul 16, 2014

Joan saw visions but should not be portrayed as insane? Interesting.

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Bimz_78
May 06, 2014

Seen this movie once B4 and it is great!!!Awesome job on the story line! And great in sight into the mind of a person with mental health issues and believes that it is the word of "GOD"...Great movie like I said guys and so I watch again with my girlfriend,whom is watching it 4 her 1st time :)

EuSei Jan 18, 2013

Like patron BlackPhoenix I couldn't stand this movie. I also forced myself to watch the whole thing, since I like most of the actors--Jojovich being one of them--but I agree that it was way too dramatic. Joan is completely hysterical and overboard and her visions make no sense. It always amuses me that when a movie takes license with historical facts people defend it for being artistic or some such nonsense. If someone wants to make a movie about Joan of Arc, well, than make a movie about her, unless you will make it clear that it is very, very loosely based on what is known of her life. Another good example of this kind of "historical" movie is Agora--a tsunami of inventions and distortions, but at least we know the director's motives: Almenabar is a self-style atheist. What's Besson's agenda?

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lisekingsley
Oct 11, 2011

This is a great movie. BlackPhoenix it is not a documentary. They were trying to make the film accessible to the general public. Obviously they would have to change certain aspects and act overdramatic, they need to cram 19 years of a girl’s life into a 158-minute movie

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Sep 08, 2011

What a disaster. This is a modernized, Hollywood version of the story of Joan of Arc. Most of the story has been fictionalized, over-inflated, or made to be overly-dramatic. I don't know what was going on with Joan's visions in this adaptation - she's supposed to have seen Saint Michael, Saint Margaret, and Saint Catherine, not a random boy and a man who looks like Jesus. And her acting was way too dramatic - I think the director might have been going for the effect of making her appear like a lunatic, but, in my opinion, it went overboard. I forced myself to watch 40min of it and couldn't go any further. This film is not worth your time. A better adaptation is "Joan of Arc" starring Leelee Sobiesky (I don't think the library has it though). Now that's a good film!

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Sep 08, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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aaa5756 Jul 22, 2014

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

aaa5756 Jul 22, 2014

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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Sep 08, 2011

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