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Beyond and Back (1978)

A documentary that explores the subject of near death experiences.

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Brad Crandall ...
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Vern Adix ...
Linda Bishop ...
Army Nurse
Janet Bylund ...
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Richard Cannaday ...
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Maxilyn Capell ...
Dr. Stevens
David Chandler ...
Nobleman
Hyde Clayton ...
Sam
Elaine Daniel ...
Janice
Lori Davis ...
Little Girl
Stewart Falconer ...
Dr. Meyers
Ian Flynn ...
MacDougall
Mary Ethel Gregory ...
Ursula Phillips
Myron Peter Griffen ...
Morgue Attendant
John F. Hart ...
Doctor Williams
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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)  »

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Vida después de la vida  »

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The events you have just seen have been taken from actual accounts, but the names of the persons involved have been changed to preserve their anonymity. All such persons have been portrayed by professional actors and actresses. See more »

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Edited into The Time Machine (1978) See more »

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Life After Death Docudrama.
24 August 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Brad Crandall returns as presenter/host once again,(most suitable he is too, great booming voice!) this time making his entrance in an eerie cemetery, before telling us about the near death experiences of several people, shown here in re-enactments.

A Schick Sunn Films docudrama, one of many made in the 1970's, is surprisingly eerie and even moving in places, though exactly how much research was done to verify these people's claims is debatable. Some of this is undeniably hokey, even amateurish, but it has a sincerity about it that won me over, not to mention it creates a nice eerie mood.

Some reviewers even claim it prevented them from killing themselves, thus inspiring them to not give up on life, which is wonderful.

Not on DVD yet, but it deserves to be; I think it would still find an audience, even if for nostalgia value.


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