Qty:1

Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $1.33
Learn More
Trade in now
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$18.49
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: ClockworkCornucopia
Add to Cart
$21.99
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: actcdc
Add to Cart
$29.99
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: MightySilver
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • BILL MOYERS: AMAZING GRACE
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

BILL MOYERS: AMAZING GRACE


List Price: $29.99
Price: $18.69 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $11.30 (38%)
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
11 new from $16.58
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version
$18.69
$16.58

Frequently Bought Together

BILL MOYERS: AMAZING GRACE + Amazing Grace
Price for both: $24.68

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product Details

  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Athena
  • DVD Release Date: January 17, 2012
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005X5XISS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #99,247 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

It's one of the most popular and beloved songs in the English language. Transcending race, creed, geography, generation, and social station, Amazing Grace has been recorded more times than any other hymn and is widely credited with transforming lives. Written by John Newton, an English clergyman and former slave-ship captain, the poem was published in 1779 and took on its familiar tune during the Second Great Awakening in the United States. In this inspiring program, Bill Moyers explores the song's origins and enduring power. Produced and directed by Emmyr and Peabody winner Elena Mannes, this documentary features illuminating conversations and stirring performances by Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, Jessye Norman, Marion Williams, the Boys Choir of Harlem, shape-note singers, prison inmates, and more. There are 24 renditions in all, no two alike, and each filled with emotion and conviction. With Jeremy Irons as the voice of John Newton.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
14
4 star
1
3 star
2
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 17 customer reviews
Bill moyer is at his best.
w coolidge
In my humble opinion this is the greatest song ever written.
Heather E
It is very moving and inspirational.
Judyk

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Harold Wolf TOP 50 REVIEWER on November 30, 2011
UNDOUBTEDLY one of Bill Moyers' finest triumphs in TV documentary related to faith. This 1990 production not only acquaints the viewer with the history of the song but the writer, John Newton, and his life leading up to and beyond the 1779 publication of "Amazing Grace". Moyers does not do this one alone, although interviews with people and artists are led by Moyers. Jeremy Irons (`Brideshead Revisited'-must own that one) narrates much of the story behind the song, as John Newton's voice, using Newton's own words recorded in diary's and logs from when he was captain of a slavery-boat.

You get song renditions from Jean Ritchie (folksinger on the dulcimer) and Fannie Lou Hammer (Civil Rights activist/singer), to mega stars like Johnny Cash and Judy Collins. It's Collins' recording, that once #15 on the pop charts, that I enjoyed best. Other notables in their fields of musical presentations include Marion Williams, Boys choir of Harlem, Jessye Norman, some inmates at Huntsville, TX, and shape-note singers from Holly Spring, GA, and Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers of Ozark, AL. Even trumpet blues with the ending credits.

As Johnny Cash stated in the program, "It's a song that makes a difference."
Educational, yes, but more inspirational. A joy to see and hear. My wife agrees, 5-stars.
Comes with SDH SUBTITLES.

BONUS: "Pure Pete Seeger" an hour interview/performance in 1994 when Seeger was 75. That too is subtitled. It's is magical, to see Seeger as a warm grandfather type, still making music. Also, text bios of Moyers, Johnny Cash, Jessye Norman, Jean Richie, Dewey Williams, and Marion Williams. A pamphlet viewer's guide is inserted.

Moyers' Amazing Grace is thoroughly enjoyable.
Read more ›
3 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
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Edwin E. Ferguson on December 20, 2013
Verified Purchase
The DVD was not the entire special he had on PBS years ago-the VHS tapeof that show is longer but what is missing from the DVD I got from amazin.com is the amazing rock version of Amazing Grace by Marion Williams, a Judy Collins clip, and country scenes
onf folks doing the song acapella in the mountains down South. I had the original DVD that matched the VHS tape but lost it.
So I feel cheated-is there anyway to get the original DVD from years ago-the one I got was clearly edited and lost
much of its power. Thank you
Ned at eef@tds.net
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 George F. Stewart on September 16, 2013
Verified Purchase
This is a great film concerning one of the best known and most loved hymns. This film is in the great tradition of Bill Moyers.
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 Madame DeFarge on May 2, 2013
Verified Purchase
The 5 star rating is because this DVD is thrilling and gives new depths of appreciation and understanding to a very old and beautiful hymn. It lives because it seems to adapt to many cultures and musical genres...from Jessey Norman's operatic take to the shape-note singers to Johnny Cash to the Harlem Boys Choir.I loved it from beginning to end. (I even learned from another video that it can be played on all black keys...and it can!)

Most of all it speaks of the grace of redemption.
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 bob skinner on August 21, 2012
Verified Purchase
Classic PBS Bill Moyers show......I bot the disc to use excerpts of Judy Collins, Jessye Norman, and the history of John Newton, the composer, in church when we highlight individual tunes on "Favorite Hymn Sunday".....
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 Judyk on January 2, 2012
Verified Purchase
I saw this on TV years ago and I have been looking for a dvd of it for years. As I have not yet received it (I pre-ordered it) I can not rate the item itself. However, the content is excellent. It is very moving and inspirational. I never knew the third stanza (sp?) of Amazing Grace before seeing this show and now it is my favorite part of the song. Really chokes me up.
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
By matthew blake on July 10, 2014
Verified Purchase
great
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
Verified Purchase
I have had this on VHS tape for years, and feared it would never make it on to DVD, but it did, and I'm glad. This is a real nice documentary about the song Amazing Grace with Bill Moyers at the helm exploring the history and lyrics of the song, and features some of the ways it's been sung throughout the years and what it means to different people. Always loved this documentary and am thrilled that it's on DVD now.

Kat
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

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in