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Talking to Heaven [Blu-ray]

4.4 out of 5 stars 74 customer reviews

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Talking to Heaving - a true story on Blu-ray starring Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Diane Ladd, Michael Moriarty, Queen Latifah and Jack Palance. The complete 2-part miniseries. The astonishing true story of a medium's message of hope. Newsweek Magazine says "it is impossible not to be moved" by the story of James Van Praagh, the world-renowned medium whose chronicle of life after death became a phenomenal #1 New York Times best-seller. For the millions who were touched by Praagh's Talking to Heaven, comes the equally inspiring film of his remarkable life and work. In death, seven young boys have appeared before James. Each of them has ties to another boy named Eddie who first came to James many years ago in search of help. When James turns to Detective Karen Condrin to help him identify the children, they both embark on a remarkable journey toward solving the crime, and helping the lost boys continue their path toward heaven. The experience also paves the way for Praagh to become an internationally recognized force in spiritual clairvoyance.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Diane Ladd, Michael Moriarty, Queen Latifah
  • Directors: n, a
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG-13
    Parents Strongly Cautioned
  • Studio: Shout! Factory / Timeless Media
  • DVD Release Date: October 19, 2010
  • Run Time: 175 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003ZZ7TNS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #169,436 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Talking to Heaven [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Why they changed the title is questionable since "Living With The Dead" is much more appropriate. Husband and wife, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen, head an extremely fine cast in a film that will hold your attention regardless of whether you define it as fiction or non. Ted does a credible Van Praagh but Mary steals the show with her superb portayal of a borderline skeptic detective who puts her reputation on the line. And she looks terrific. A suprising entree is Jack Palance. The old pro never misses a beat and can still steal a scene. The same can be said of Michael Moriarty who continues to be one of our finer character actors.

The real deal, Mr. Van Praagh himself, can be seen in a quick cameo as the church organ player.

3 hours of fine film. Nice job.
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Hey, no matter what the title, the movie is A-Number 1 in my book. And I wish that Code 2 would be removed so it would be easier for a lot of people to get a hold of this movie.

I'm a big Ted Danson fan myself and I agree that he did a great job on the part of James Praagh, but he doesn't remotely look anything like him. But be that as it may, the whole 3 hours is indeed worthwhile and a keeper besides. I just hope one day I can get a copy; as always I'm watching the prices flex. Hopefully soon, they'll be to my liking.

Happy movie watching.

P.A. Gross
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James Van Praagh (Ted Danson) sees dead people; only he does not like it. His father admonishes his abilities, he almost had a girlfriend until he spooked her, his mother haunts him, and every time he tries to us his abilities something goes wrong.

Just as he tries to quit, everyone presses him to go on to help solve a 30 year old murder with really spooky consequences. Is he the victim, the innocent bystander or maybe the perpetrator? Will the case get solved?

The film starts out very slow paced, for a while you think you may be watching a religious documentary. It seems to deviate this way and that off course. Then in the second half the pace picks up and you get absorbed and intrigued as it gets spookier and spookier. By the end you find that the film did not deviate and every word, every gesture forms a tapestry to review an overall picture.

A surprising plus is the quality of acting. I was especially surprised at Queen Latifah's port rail of cancer patient Midge Harmon
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I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It's one of those that you keep thinking about long after it's over. I'm not particularly fond of Ted Danson, but he does a pretty believable job portraying James Van Pragh. Anyone interested in Mediums or who has suffered the loss of a loved one should see this one!
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I have lost. I dont bounce. People dont know what do do, silence is deafening. On a brighter note, I have found signs of them in my home mostly, when home alone..subtle, but great.
(You have to want to hear from them. Not all can break thru to the living. But some do.)
My elder has recently joined my siblings now, after a miserable ending.
There really is little that others can do but token gestures like a note, a text, something with no relation to loss is fine. Remembering a loved one- priceless.
Of course most of this is best offeredafter the weeks of shock and ceremonies. Unless you already are vrry close.
Ok, this movie does help outside skeptics of the honest, true stories ;f those who see people, feel their experience, and can shatr it w;th survorors. In this spellbinding, mystery here, law enforcement has been contacted and in other times law enforcement contacted Van Prague.
Skeptics wont find this too outrageous. Those who ache long after loss, will cry if they watch this alone, and are safe. I learned a bit t;o late that one should never supress tears. I got very deathly ill trying to carry on, hold the course and all that. Yes sometimes in public one carefully/dicretely wipes their eyes + supresses. I cried thru this movie at times when it had zero empathy for the actor that affected me. But this movie goes way into your private, personal loss/es and circumstances.
I think James Van Prague is our best living psychic. He does not volunteer, he does not have answwrs to everything, but his manner of revealing the bi,s and pieces, not to mention our most troubling concerns over our loss and the lost, really take some fear away.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this film in every way. It was well-written, acted, directed, camera work, music...everything! Ted Danson did a superb job portraying trance work and did not overact. The child actors in the movie were fantastic. Queen Latifah was great. What can I say? Plus, it moved me to tears and had me biting my nails. Finally, I felt spiritual lifted and encouraged. All this and I didn't have to watch one car chase, one woman being raped or any killer-slasher-horror psycho-killers running around with long knives on Halloween. I'm getting my own copy for friends. Thanks James Van Praagh for this film.
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Great movie for my spiritual friends. This true story is about 175 minutes long, and is based on James Van Praagh's #1 New York Times best-seller "Talking to Heaven: A Medium's Message of Life After Death," and is the complete 2-part mini series. The movie features several big stars, Ted Danson plays James Van Praagh, a very famous medium (famous now--not then--in the story). Jack Palance plays Ted's/James' father; Queen Latifah plays an employee, turned friend, who helps Ted/James accept his inner-self.

The movie begins with young James, seeing people and seeing things happen through dimentional portals, but whenever he tries to tell someone, it cause chaos, because they cannot see what James sees. To make matters worse, he is in Catholic school, so it only convinces teachers he is siding with the devil. So, James grows up taught to supress all of this supernatural stuff and not even talk about it. As a matter of fact, he wishes he could just turn it off---but it wasn't meant to be.

Fast-forward about 40 years or so, and Mom has a stroke. James hires a lady to work for him (Queen Latifa), and she begins talking about things her psychic told her, but James said he has had his fill of the supernatural. She gives him a Ouija Board, and encourages him. And James begins to see more folks from the other side. The next thing you know, he begins helping police detective Mary Steenburgen find missing children. Especially awesome, and the main theme of the movie, is the 7 young (deceased) boys, who take James on a journey toward solving their murders and helping them continue their path on the other side.

Walk with James as he experiences the double-edge sword -- the psychic gift and the pain of having and accepting the gift. For those of you who want to believe there is more to life than most people see and for those of you who believe the dead are closer than most folks think, this movie is very enjoyable.
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