Start your 30-day free trial

Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • End Of The Spear [DVD]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

End Of The Spear [DVD]


Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Product details

  • Format: PAL
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: egm
  • DVD Release Date: 18 April 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005A3NV94
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 116,538 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

s it possible to forgive those who have taken from you what you most love? Can a people controlled by violence and murder be transformed? Based on the true story of five missionaries killed at the hands of the world s most violent tribe, End of the Spear proves that sometimes the greatest tragedy can be the catalyst for the most resilient hope. From director Jim Hanon and producer Mart Green, this feature film offers a fresh, sometimes raw, cinematic journey deep into the Amazon jungle and even deeper into the human condition. It weaves together the story of a bereaved son and the tribal leader who murdered this young boy s father. As their lives intersect three decades later, painful revelations force a life-or-death decision. The choices made will heal profound wounds; transform destructive practices, and bring hope for a new life to many.

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Michael Johnson on 27 Dec. 2011
Here are a few things that struck me about this film:
1. Violence. Rated at 15 in the UK for the strong violence in the spearing scene (which gets flashbacked at various points in the film). The violence is not gratuitous but certainly 'strong'. It seemed to me to accurately portray the vicious revenge-ridden lives this tribe endured.
2. The compassion, and the courage to act based on that compassion is striking. When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone in compassion?
3. The spearing of the missionaries was not in vain but spoke powerfully of how the greatest good can result directly from the most horrible tragedy (I have seen this for myself with my son who is terminally ill with cancer).
4. Christianity did not inflict cultural genocide. If anything, these people's cultural identity was preserved by Christianity on two counts: 1. the race would have died out through violence without this intervention, 2. customs, language and appearance were all fully respected if not actually embraced. Sycophantic opponents of Christianity would rather cultures like these were exterminated or left to writhe in their own squallor instead of being given the chance to 'live well' (quote from the film).
5. Check out the wikipedia entry for this film. Avoiding spoilers, it explains what for me was a needlessly cheesy part of the film near the end where two of the main protagonists were being reconciled.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By a Christian family on 16 Oct. 2012
The movie is based on the true story of a group of Christian missionaries who were killed by an indigenous tribe in the Ecuador's jungle.

The message of the movie is amazing: the victims' wives decided to stay in Ecuador and continue to share the Gospel of Christ with the tribe.
It is impressive that the son of one of the victims, Steve, forgave the murderer of his father!

However, it is unacceptable that in a movie about Christian missionaries, the word Jesus is never mentioned, perhaps in the name of today's political correctness.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Fiona Smith on 15 Jan. 2013
Verified Purchase
In the fifties five missionaries were massacred by the Auca Indians when they took the good news of gospel to them . Subsequently Jim Elliot's widow (Elizabeth) went back and lived with the Indians who had killed her husband. She taught them that Jesus Christ came into this world to saave sinners. Many were converted to Christ and their lives were completely changed.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 20 Oct. 2011
I was lucky enough to see this free on Television and I would have liked to see this movie on Blue Ray then I might buy a copy. The photography in the jungle was spectacular but the TV presentation did not do it justice. The story was simple enough, damn missionaries trying to change a culture that has been around as long as christianity and as usual it all ended in tears. But it was interesting to the extent that you never thought that the outcome of the whole event would end as it did but I guess it must have as it was a true story. Any missionary comes to my front door beware I have learnt some new tricks due to this film. Yes I would watch this again.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback