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Scarlet and the Black,


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  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English, German, Italian
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Live (Universal)
  • VHS Release Date: July 1 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 630264366X
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,829 in Video (See Top 100 in Video)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Sept. 18 2003
Format: DVD
Great Job ... Acting, Location & Story. Its nice to see one more positive telling of the Church during the war. Not too many people know that the Chief Rabi of Rome during and immediately after the war, Israel Zolii, was so impressed by the Christians in Rome who tried to protect Jews from nazi persecution, that he was baptised as Catholic shortly after the end of the war. He took for his Christian name Eugene ... the same first name as Pope Pius XII, whom he especially admired as a friend and protector of Jews. He died as a devout Catholic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Zampino on May 11 2001
Format: VHS Tape
. . .all the more exciting because it's a (mostly) true story.
Let's begin with the cast. Gregory Peck, Christopher Plummer and Sir John Gielgud all together in the same movie? Just this cast alone would be enough to recommend this movie to most people.
And the filming? On location in Rome and the Vatican. Doesn't get much better than that!
Drama? Yes, it's there. Suspense? In SPADES! Pathos? Yup! Humor? Believe it or not, yes!
This movie, based on the true story of an Irish cleric in the Vatican will have you sitting on the edge of your seat. The ending will have you cheering and crying and shocked, etc. You will run the full gamut of emotions when viewing this film.
The only major difficulty? The "politically correct" portrayal of Eugenio Pacelli, aka Pope Pius XII. For me, a trained historian, this was a major flaw. The film's presentation of Pius was that of a weak man, unable to do much of anything, while the facts of the matter were quite different.
Regardless, though, this movie does rate as a "must see".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Antonia on Oct. 26 2009
Format: DVD
Although the movie is inaccurate on the number of Jews that were actually saved via the Vatican with the Pope's permission (over 400,000 to be count not 4,000), it gives a view of how the Vatican had to "play both sides of the field" to save lives. It is a good movie to understand some of the history behind WWII. It was also disburbing, how human life is not respected and how people can be so evil and power hungry. ..."Only the Riech is important"...quote from the movie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Jones on Dec 30 2001
Format: VHS Tape
To be honest, I, a serious convert to the Catholic faith, knew nothing about "The Scarlet and the Black" or the man which Gregory Peck portrays until yesterday, when I watched it on the History Channel (followed by a piece on Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust). This is truly a great film! The acting is top notch, and I cannot express my surprise at seeing "The Sound of Music's" leading man playing a commanding Nazi! Obviously filmed on and around it's beautiful location, this a film with a story that will inspire people of all faiths and backgrounds to stand up for what they believe and do what is right. My only complaint is that this film, in concurrence with present ideas, does not give the deserved credit to the Venerable Pope Pius XII (they are books available about him on amazon.com ... "Hitler's Pope" by Cornwall IS NOT ONE OF THEM!!!). Despite this rather annoying flaw, "The Scarlet and the Black" is a piece of cinema history, forgotten in a day when the Church is portrayed as a dark deluded organization ("End of Days") or money hungry hypocrites ("The Godfather III"). Watch! Enjoy!
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Such personal bravery, Goodness and charity will always overcome evil.
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By PaulBartley on June 14 2014
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I read the actual Biography book of Peck's character and like always it goes deeper into his life and the many people he saved from the Germans and Christopher Plummer character's change in life. However, both were fantastic in their roles, two of my favourite actors. I would highly recommend this movie.
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By Andrea on April 27 2014
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This is the first time I purchased from amazon and found the whole process is to follow. My item arrived quickly in the mail. I had ordered this for my father and now he is confident for himself to do the same in the future. Thank you for the good service.
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By Diane Edwards TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 10 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I have this movie on VHS and wanted it on DVD. Wonderful story and one of our favourite older movies. We will watch it a lot and still enjoy it.
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