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Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (Two-Disc Set)


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Editorial Reviews

Cult leader Reverend Jim Jones' (Boothe) life is chronicles from his days as an idealistic 1960's activist who runs scams and spends his nights as a womanizer, to a self-proclaimed modern day Messiah. Jim Jones styled himself after 1930's religious leader Father Divine, played in flashbacks by James Earl Jones. The 1978 mass suicide of 913 followers at the settlement of Jonestown, Guyana, in South America is staged in a chilling documentary style of events. Powers Boothe's dynamic performance as the charismatic self-styled preacher won him the Emmy Award as outstanding actor.

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  • Actors: Powers Boothe, Ned Beatty, Irene Cara, Veronica Cartwright, Rosalind Cash
  • Directors: William A. Graham
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Studio: Reel Enterprises
  • DVD Release Date: May 22, 2007
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000R4LDIW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,002 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

I am a serial-killer buff (maybe I should more accurately say a serial-killer-STORY buff!)
California Okie
This was a huge story because he may have been the father of this little child when he had an affair with Grace Stoen.
Tom
The movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones seem to have been copyed from a VHS to DVD, poor picture quality.
Ronald M. Jackson

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Itani Mullik on May 29, 2007
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The Film: What we have here is a star-studded, made-for-tv docudrama centered around the life & death of Jim Jones and his People's Temple. Powers Boothe, while he doesn't necessarily look or sound like the real deal, captures the darkness of Jim Jones' persona. The film begins in Jonestown with a mock "loyalty test" after which Jones, tormented, takes a trip down memory lane. We see his childhood, during which he frequented church services, conducted pet funeral services with childhood friends, witnessed the abusive nature of his parents' relationship(his murder and torture of small animals was left untouched). We witness his becoming a pastor, the first pastor to conduct integrated services in Indianapolis,IN,his marriage, and ultimately, after the success of the People's Temple as a congregation and humanitarian effort, we see his moral and mental decline:drug usage, bisexual affairs, pro-claiming himself divine, physical/verbal abuse of members, all culminating in Jonestown,Guyana with the murder/suicide of nearly 1,000 People's Temple members, Congressman Leo J. Ryan and others. As with many other docudramas, there are a few changes of identity & fact to protect the innocent(and to captivate the audience via dramitization. As a film, Guyana Tragedy is a masterpiece...as gripping as it is chilling. As a film I give it 5 stars.

DVD Quality: Having waited nearly 2 decades for this movie to make it to dvd, I placed my order immediately upon learning that the film had finally come out in dvd format. However, upon it's arrival in the mail, and having just watched it from start to finish...
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Ernie McHone on June 11, 2007
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The quality of this DVD is horrible. In the bottom right of the picture throughout the film there is a logo that says "RE", which stands for Reel Enterprises. Hopefully a "real" company will release this film with a decent transfer, not one that's been transferred from a VHS tape.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By U. Cason on July 22, 2007
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The movie is recorded on a DVD-R. This info should be included with ad. Quality is very poor as if it is a bootleg.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Eric Mailloux on February 8, 2008
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This is without a doubt one of the best TV movies ever. The acting by Powers Boothe alone is worth seeing. However, this version is not remastered & quite frankly looked much better on TV in 1978!
Buy another version. The clarity & the sound are awful!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By California Okie on September 15, 2009
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I am a serial-killer buff (maybe I should more accurately say a serial-killer-STORY buff!) and I LOVED this movie when it first came out on TV. When I saw that I could get it on DVD I was thrilled. I shouldn't have been. Both the picture and the sound seem to be a copy (excuse me, a POOR copy) of a poor copy (excuse me again, a BAD copy) of a really AWFUL TV copy somebody made on their VHS hooked up to their TV with rabbit ears . . . (I think you probably get the picture by now ~ which is something you WON'T get on this disk!) 'nuff said???
If you buy this ~ don't say I didn't warn you!
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