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Beyond and Back (1978)

A documentary that explores the subject of near death experiences.



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A documentary that explores the subject of near death experiences.

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They Went Into the Unknown and Returned With Startling Revelations About Life and Death See more »




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2 October 1980 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Vida después de la vida  »

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$23,784,000 (USA)

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Very thought provoking movie about life after death,
22 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't believe I found this title here! I thought I was the only person that remembered it in the whole world! I saw this movie when I was 15 at a local theater. It is a docu-drama about people dying in various ways and experiencing a brief time as a spirit, then returning (or being allowed to return) to their body to tell about what they experienced as a spirit. It had a profound impact on me at the time and I remember being much more at ease at the thought of dying. I distinctly remember as we walked out of the theater my mother saying to me: "I'm not afraid to die". I thought about this movie for years and have never forgotten the stories. The one that stands out most for me is the story of the man that crashed and died in an airplane. He saw his dead body in the plane as he stood outside the plane in a nice suit but noticed he had on no shoes or socks. Later when he was revived he was told that he had been dressed in a suit for the casket but had no shoes or socks on because thats the way they bury people. This is of course just my recollection from 1978 and may not be exactly right. If you have a chance to get your hands on this film, I highly recommend you watch it. When someone says that this is the way it happened to them when they died and then were lucky enough to come back to tell about it, its hard to refute. I guess you'll have to make up your own mind. As for me, I'm a firm believer in life after death, whether you journey through a long tunnel and see a light at the end which gets brighter and brighter until you get to the end and meet Christ, or not. If anyone reading this comment knows where I can get a copy on VHS or DVD please let me know. kctkeller@yahoo.com

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