Spotlight: Unbroken: Legacy of Faith Edition

April 25th, 2015

Last Christmas, Unbroken released in theaters, a powerful movie documenting the story of Louis Zamperini. However, some people were unhappy with how the story ended in the film. Many were upset to find that Zamperini's conversion story was strangely absent in the film. After the events depicted in the movie, Louis Zamperini ended up attending a Billy Graham revival, and spent the rest of his life serving the Lord. Obviously, people were not happy to find this whole section of Zamperini's life was nowhere to be found in the movie. Last month, Unbroken was released on DVD, and a special Legacy of Faith edition was also released. This set features over 90 minutes of extra behind-the-scenes footage giving more insight to Zamperini's conversion story. Anyone who left the film wondering what happened to Zamperini in real life following the events of the movie will definitely be interested in finding out more about this special edition. The synopsis for Unbroken reads:

"At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Louis Zamperini won a personal meeting with Adolf Hitler, who complimented his fast finish. In 1941, Zamperini enlisted in the United States Air Force. He was deployed to the Pacific, where his plane received heavy damage during combat. He was assigned to another aircraft and told to search for missing crews, but the plane crashed in May, 1943 due to a mechanical failure. Most of the men died during the crash, but Zamperini survived for 47 days on a raft before being captured.

Zamperini spent the rest of the war in Japanese internment camps. His abductors' brutality drove him to the limits of endurance, but his hope and tenacity saw him through, and set him on the road to a life-changing encounter with God. The triumphant tale of a true American hero!"

You can find out more about purchasing this film over on Christian Cinema. If you've seen this movie, we'd love to hear what you thought of it. Do you wish there were more elements of faith present in the film, or did you like it the way it was? Let us know in the comments below!


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