Other Sellers on Amazon
Martin Luther King Jr. - I Have a Dream
Enhance your purchase
THIS PROGRAM FRAMES HIS INSPIRATIONAL SPEED, WHICH APPEARS IN ITS ENTIRETY, WITH BACKGROUND ON THE MOVEMENT DEMONSTRATED THROUGH RARE FOOTAGE OF EARLY INCIDENTS, EXCEPTS FROM KING'S FINAL SPEECH AND ROBERT KENNEDY'S WORDS OF CONSOLATION FOLLOWING THE GREAT LEADER'S UNTIMELY DEATH.
- Aspect Ratio : 1.33:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : Unrated (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 0.7 x 7.5 x 5.4 inches; 3.24 Ounces
- Item model number : DVD1350
- Media Format : Color, NTSC
- Run time : 1 hour
- Release date : January 11, 2005
- Actors : Martin Luther King Jr.
- Language : Unqualified
- Studio : MPI Home Video
- ASIN : B00069FLAY
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #86,976 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
- #3,505 in Documentary (Movies & TV)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I replaced an old VHS copy of, "I Have a Dream" to watch during the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and enjoy the speech in its entirety whereas other versions merely show clips or portions of it. The only reason I have not given this DVD five stars is because of the brevity of materials. The inclusion of other memorable civil rights speeches, including President Kennedy and/or other speakers at the march would have made this DVD even better. Definately still a good purchase.
Dr. King did not disappoint me. As I strained to pick out his figure --- nearly lost in a sea of over 300,000 faces crowded beneath the Lincoln Memorial --- I heard the voice that stirred souls to action in tumultuous times. I heard the cadence, rhythm, and volume of it. I heard the phrases rising and falling like waves crashing on the shore. I felt a lump in my throat as I considered the power and importance of the message.
And I wondered if we are already too far removed from this message. Nearly two generations hence, are we closer to Dr. King's dream? Does today's generation understand the price paid for its freedom? Are we cultivating leaders who will rise to the needs of tomorrow? Leaders of character, integrity, vision, action, teamwork, and service? This was the example and spirit I sought to inspire those students.
I was, however, disappointed by the quality and integrity of the video. I was at first surprised to hear Peter Jennings of ABC News narrating the video. As I watched, it became clear the content of the video was an excerpt from a narrative on the life of Dr. King, yet I could find no credit to Mr. Jennings, ABC News, or other source material. It ended abruptly as if it had been hastily or carelessly editted. I found this distracting and disappointing.
If I had an opportunity to select an alternative source for Dr. King's speech, I would select a better one.
A young Peter Jennings narrates the beginning of the first selection on the DVD.