On Wings of Eagles

On Wings of Eagles

DVD - 2017
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Eric Liddell, China's first gold medalist and one of Scotland's greatest athletes, returns to war-torn China.
Publisher: [Culver City, California] :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Branch Call Number: DVD On
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround, rda
video file, DVD video, rda

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LoganLib_darsh Aug 18, 2018

The true story of an American Olympic runner who was captured and tortured by the Japanese while being a missionary in China during World War II. On Wings of Eagles depicts the life of Eric Liddell, who despite being the fastest runner in the 1925 Olympics, risked it all to be a missionary in China. Liddell spent his time teaching in schools, building relationships, and proclaiming the Gospel to anyone he could.

However, that all changed when the Japanese invaded in 1937.

A truly wonderful sequel to Chariots of Fire.

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shan59
Jul 28, 2018

This stirring film takes up where Chariots of Fire left off. Having won gold for Britain at the 1924 Paris Olympics, Scottish athlete Eric Liddell (Joseph Fiennes) returns to his birthplace China, to follow in the footsteps of his missionary parents. Liddell's life there, serving as a schoolteacher and starting a family, is overshadowed by the Japanese invasion in 1937, which brings great suffering to the Chinese people as another World War looms. Liddell and his friend Xu Niu, a street-smart resistance fighter, recognise the increasing danger, so Liddell sends his wife, Florence, and their two daughters to safety in Canada. Duty-bound, Liddell stays to minister to the civilian victims, continuing to serve and inspire even after being imprisoned in a Japanese internment camp. In conditions of incredible hardship, Liddell's example of patient endurance, love, and selfless dedication to the needs of others will leave an immortal legacy of hope - one that continues to this day.

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milirick
Jul 16, 2018

Based on true events this is a similar story to that of another runner held prisoner by the Japanese in WW2, Louis Zamperini in the movie Unbroken, although Eric Liddell is a civilian and Zamperini a soldier. It is also of note that both men were deeply religious and attempted to forgive and not hate their captors. This is the second major movie based on the life of Liddell, the first was the more famous Chariots of Fire. Although this movie's production value, directing and acting is lacking the story itself is worth seeing since most do not know about Liddell's service to the people of China.

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goldenfran
May 12, 2018

Loved this video. Did not know Eric Liddell’s story. It is incredible what he had to endure in the Japanese internment camp. His life is an inspiration. This is a difficult subject but the story is heartwarming and beautifully produced. Loved seeing the beautiful kites flying especially the eagle ones. The actors do a superb job. Highly recommend this video. At the end of the video - one learns what became of Eric Liddell - truly an amazing man.

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matcat44
Jan 28, 2018

We were really interested to know what happened to Eric Liddell and to that extent it was good. However we question some of the scenes and wonder how historically correct it was. will check further.

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mikeedm
Jan 07, 2018

Liddell was an extraordinary individual. Some scenes especially when they all gather round and sing appear to be fillers are best watched at fast forward.

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