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Wings of Eagles DVD

Based on a True Story [DVD]

Average rating of3.8from (11)reviews

A powerful drama about Eric Liddell's capture in a P.O.W camp, Wings of Eagles is a great choice for churches, families, and movie fans alike.

  • For fans of powerful dramas

  • Wings of Eagles tells the story of Eric Liddell as he is held prisoner in a P.O.W camp

  • You'll find a story of hope, perseverance, and of choosing to follow God no matter what

  • Running Time

    108 mins

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  • Published

    March 2018

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    Wings of Eagles DVD

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    Product Description

    Ideal for fans of historical dramas, and of real-life stories of men and women who followed God completely.

    The story of Eric Liddell you never knew…

    Wings of Eagles follows the 1924 Olympic Gold-medallist, and his calling to become a Missionary. Travelling to China, Eric Liddell turns to teaching, as well as Mission work, but all around him the conflict between the Chinese and Japanese rages. Soon Eric Liddell finds himself trapped in a P.O.W camp, where his faith is really put to the test.

    This is the story of his time spent in that P.O.W.

    Starring Joseph Fiennes (Risen), Wings of Eagles is based on true events of Eric Liddell’s life. From racing a Japanese soldier to win medicine for an ill inmate, to sharing hope and God’s word with those around him, Eric Liddell shows how with God we can withstand anything, and that we can always have hope, even in the hardest of circumstances.

    A great film for Churches and film clubs alike, Wings of Eagles also has the Dove Faith-Friendly Seal for ages 12+, making it a great family film too.

    On Wings of Eagles is the amazing story of 1924 Olympic Gold-medalist Eric Liddell, a Scottish man who felt the call of God to be a missionary and teach in China. But it would not be without cost. After the Olympics, Liddell made the journey back to China to teach, despite the raging war and cruelty of the Japanese soldiers. This film is about endurance and, especially, hope, which is the central theme of the film. Liddell undergoes cruelty at the hands of the soldiers and watches others undergo the same treatment. His great victory at the summer Paris Olympics was quite a contrast to what happened to him during World War 2.

    We see Liddell with his wife and daughters early in the film, and while he is away, she delivers a third daughter. He is sorry to leave them to go teach, not realizing the captivity that awaits him and others. He is captured while performing a wedding ceremony when soldiers show up at the church and halt the wedding.

    In one scene, Liddell, nearly starved, is forced to race against a Japanese soldier when he falters and falls. Later, in order to secure medicine for a man that is dying, he agrees to race again. He wins this time, but the medicine is withheld from the man anyway. To make things worse, a young boy, who was bringing the medicine while the electrical fence was turned off, is electrocuted when the cruel commander orders it back on, knowing full well the boy is scaling the fence at that very moment.

    Joseph Fiennes gives an excellent performance as Liddell. The story, rich in character development, is based on true events. This movie will have the viewer upset at the treatment of the characters and then admiring them for their perseverance. Eric, also known as the Flying Scotsman, is now commemorated in a monument in China featuring these words from Isaiah: "They shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary." The hope that Eric Liddell held onto is what enabled him to deal with incredible suffering. What a message this movie contains! We are pleased to award it our Faith-Friendly Seal for ages 12+

    BBFC Rated: 12


    • Running Time

      108 mins

    • Format


    • Publisher


    • Published

      March 2018

    • Recommended for Ages

      from 12 years

    • Weight


    • Dimensions

      130 x 184 x 14 mm

    • ISBN


    • Eden Code


    More Information

    • ISBN: 5060262856673

    • Publisher: Sony

    • Release Date: March 2018

    • Weight: 80g

    • Dimensions: 130 x 184 x 14 mm

    • Eden Code: 4552124


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