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Schoolhouse Review: FishFlix.Com

My whole family was excited when I told them we were chosen to review Unbroken Legacy of Faith Edition by FishFlix.com! Unbroken was our Friday Night Movie watch list.

Review item: Unbroken Legacy of Faith Edition DVD which comes with extra bonus content.

Company name: FishFlix

Review helpers: the whole family

About FishFlix: FishFlix is a family-owned Christian company founded by a Turkish gentleman named Enis Sakirgil.  He was asked to help produce a documentary called Apostle Paul and the Earliest Churches by one of his pastoral mentors.

Dr. Sakirgil immigrated to Amercia, he began selling the Apostle Paul movie. Eventually he started selling other Christian movies online and that is how FishFlix came to be. 

One of FishFlix ministries it to see some of their earning be used to fund God’s work in the least reached places of the world. The company seeks to glorify God by hard work and great customer service, living out Colossians 3:33 “Working for the Lord and not men”.

What I like about FishFlix is if your order totals $35.00 shipping is free and when you sign up for their newsletter you will receive a coupon code for 10% off your order. How generous is that! My daughter Annette and I have our eye’s on a few more movies from FishFlix.
About Unbroken: Unbroken is an Academy Award winner movie directed by Angelina Jolie. It’s based on the incredible true story of Loius Zamperini’s life from when he was a young boy (causing and getting into trouble) to an adult who survives a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp during WWII.

As a young boy growing up in California during the 1920’s Louis (Louie) was often in trouble. One time he painted the inside of a small milk jug white so when he drank liquor people would think he was innocently drinking milk. His parents were besides themselves not understanding why Louis was misbehaving and getting in trouble with the local police.

Thankfully Louis had an older brother who saw that he had a gift for running. His brother encouraged Louis to join his school track team instead of using his gift running from the law! He eventually became one of the greatest runners of America competing at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Adolf Hitler requested to see the boy with “the fast legs”.

During WWII Louis joins the the Army and serves as a B-24 Liberator bombardier. On a rescue mission his plane goes down. He and two other men survive on a raft for 47 days!!! Eventually two end up in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. It was there where one Japanese officer called The Bird tormented him physically and mentally almost daily.
Unbroken Legacy of Faith Edition: The Story Behind the Film from FishFlix also includes:
  • Coming Full Circle: Louie’s Exclusive CBN Interview
  • Faith Lesson: Louie Discusses the Faith of that sustained him
  • Captured by Grace: The Billy Graham Evangelical Association and Louie Zamperini give an inspirational message of faith
  • Louie and Laurie: Pastor Greg Laurie interview Louie Zamperini
It’s in these extra interviews where you really get the whole story and what Louis went through. It truly is an amazing story of survival and forgiveness. You know, Louie didn’t forgive right away. He hated The Bird for years. This hate almost destroyed him but thankfully Louie came to know Christ and the power of forgiveness.

When I received Unbroken in the mail I noticed that the back of the DVD said, “NOT RATED: This edited version contains material different from the original theatrical version.”

I hadn’t watched Unbroken before so I couldn’t compare the FishFlix copy to another. I decided to email the vendor to find out because I wanted to share what was different with you all. I got a prompt reply saying that nothing was cut from the film (customer service A+ for super fast & friendly)

My only concern with watching Unbroken was the rear male nudity scene. I warned my daughter (so she could cover her eyes or look away). Guess what?!?! This is the scene that is different from the original. The backsides of the men are all blurred so you don’t see nude males, yay!

The rating for this movie is PG-13 because of the rear male nudity (which is blurred out in the FishFlix version) and violence. Louis is beaten, hit with a pole, wounded when the plane crashed, so you will want to keep that in mind with who you allow to see it.

If you haven’t watched Unbroken or would like to own it I highly recommend you purchase it from FishFlix. For $19.97 you get their exclusive bonus DVD: The Story Behind the Film.

At our house all of us watched Unbroken together including my 10 and 12 year old sons. Lupe and I were fine with this because we have watched many documentaries regarding wars throughout history. If the movie was going to focus on only beating, had lots of blood and gore than we wouldn’t have had the younger two watch it.

And the extra DVD: The Story Behind the Film was a great addition. My daughter and I watched it together. You really get to know Louie Zamperini and his story.
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