I purchased this DVD as a possible addition to our church library. After watching it with my 12 year old and 18 year old, it was our thought that the intensity level was a bit high for young children. This DVD features some war scenes with gun fire, animated blood, and emotional distress (fearful children, etc). The makers definitely do a good job at representing the peril faced by Gladys Aylward and everything seems to be accurate in recounting her trails.
Review Update 11/03/12: Since writing this review, I have had several other families review this DVD. They had multiple children much younger than mine (Ages 4+). In both cases, the families did not find this DVD too intense for their young children. So, I am revising my review to note that for most children, the intensity level it does not seem to be a problem. However, if you have children sensitive to this type of content it may be intense for them to watch.