In a world torn apart by persecution, war and oppression, 3 children in Fatima, Portugal were chosen by God to offer an urgent message of hope to the world. Based on the memoirs of the oldest seer, Lucia Santos, and many thousands of independent eye-witness accounts, The 13th Day dramatizes the true story of three young shepherds who experienced six apparitions of Our Lady between May and October 1917, which culminated in the final prophesied Miracle of the Sun on October 13th. Abducted from their homes, thrown into prison and interrogated under the threat of death in the government’s attempt to silence them, the children remained true to their story about the crucial messages from Mary of prayer, repentance and conversion for the world.
Our Lady gave a secret to the children told in three parts, from a harrowing vision of hell, to prophetic warnings of future events including the advent and timing of the Second World War, the spread of communism, and the attempted assassination of the Pope.
Stylistically beautiful and technically innovative, the film uses state-of-the-art digital effects to create stunning images of the visions and the final miracle that have never before been fully realized on screen. Shot on location in Portugal and in the UK, the film has a cast of hundreds to re-create the scenes of the 70,000 strong crowds, with 3 young Portuguese actors play the iconic roles of the Seers.
Witness the greatest miracle of the 20th Century, and experience the incredible, emotionally-charged and harrowing world of three young children whose choice to remain loyal to their beliefs, even in the face of death, would inspire thousands.
Filmed in High Definition with Dolby Surround Sound. Stars Jane Lesley, Michael D’Cruze, Filipa Fernandes and Tarek Merlin.
-24 page companion Collector's Booklet with special interviews, articles, pictures and more!
-Film on Fatima with Fr. Andrew Apostoli titled "Fatima: Message of Hope for Today"
-Optional Spanish subtitles
This is a Region 1 DVD (playable ONLY in Bermuda, Canada, the Cayman Islands, United States and U.S. territories). It is only available for purchase within North American. (USA and Canada)
"The 13th Day is the best film ever made about Fatima — the most beautiful and effective, as well as one of the most historically accurate. Sister Lucia's memories are imbued with an aura of reverie and contemplation by striking visuals, an effective score and a stark, simple narrative. A fact-based film that succeeds in being both artful and reverent is a rare thing. The 13th Day succeeds."
Pope Benedict XVI has said, "Learn the message of Fatima! Live the message of Fatima! Spread the message of Fatima!" I have reviewed the film a number of times. It is a powerful presentation of the events surrounding Our Lady's apparitions. It especially shows the sufferings that the three little shepherd children, suffered as God's messengers of Our Lady's peace plan from Heaven. It combines a certain dramatic intensity with an attractive and innovative artistic presentation. The result is a moving appeal to heed Mary's message which is so important for our times. The courage seen in the three young visionaries in this film is very striking and will certainly have an impact on many viewers. I believe this film will assist the cause of the world's peace and the salvation of souls."
—Father Andrew Apostoli, CFR
85 min. Region 1
|By:||DEE (Prineville, Oregon, February 18, 2010)|
|Review:||I already shared the contents of this video with my Religious Education middle school students. I learned so much about the Lady of Fatima from watching the video. Best Uses: Teaching; Cons: NO PROS; Pros: I learned much from watch|
|By:||Richard Coeur de Lion (Bathurst, NB Canada, February 16, 2010)|
|Review:||The use of light and special effects are a rare and effective combination of Classical and Modern Theatre.|
|By:||John (Riverside, CA, February 15, 2010)|
|By:||Smiley (Pacific Northwest, February 13, 2010)|
|Review:||Anyone with an interest in Fatima will appreciate the presentation of this movie. It deals with the seers, their families and the community of Fatima. The special effects are excellent and will be appreciated by a modern audience that has come to expect a Pros: Excellent special effects, Good history of Fatima, Well acted movie|
|By:||n/a (Staten Island NY, February 13, 2010)|
|Review:||The sound quality was poor. I do wear a hearing aid but I don't believe that had any bearing on it at all. I put the DVD in my cabinet where , I'm afraid, it will remain. Best Uses: Teaching; Cons: Sound quality; Pros: The story and the way it|
|By:||Jose (Puerto Rico, February 13, 2010)|
|Review:||This is a great dvd. I like everything about of our lady of fatima, in special statues and dvds.|
|By:||LMT (Dallas, TX, March 6, 2010)|
|Review:||Great story, good & realistic, great acting. True story. Good Christian/Catholic movie. Pros: Good acting, Good story, Very realistic|
|By:||Grandma (Streamwood, IL, April 21, 2010)|
|Review:||Good production of movie and use of black and white with color emphasizing the most faith-filled sequences. Best Uses: Good viewing for teens; Pros: Goes deeper into faith, Than the original movie|
|By:||Kathy (Seattle, WA, March 25, 2010)|
|Review:||I have used the DVD "The 13th Day" as a stimulus to personal prayer. It speaks to today, as well. Best Uses: For personal reflection, Inspires prayer, Use in the parish; Pros: Artistically very good, Bears repeating, This is very moving|
|By:||Kerryajmm (MA, April 22, 2010)|
|Review:||LOVED this movie! My 9 year old got a little concerned at some of the more serious parts but enjoyed it and prompted many questions. My teen loved it as well. It is a "short" movie...less than 2 hours so I think it would be perfect for a Rel Ed class followed by discussion and rosary. Best Uses: Tweens teens and older; Pros: Great Cinematography, Heartfelt and compelling|
|By:||Gene (Bakersfield ,Ca, July 3, 2010)|
|Review:||I will use this movie for a family night showing after the Knights of Columbus meeting. Best Uses: Family Night Showing|
|By:||britt (phoenix,AZ, January 15, 2011)|
|Review:||It is one of the best religious films I have seen. it touch me so much I cried. Pros: good color, Great, Very Deep|
|By:||Anthony (Clarinda, IA, January 13, 2011)|
|Review:||I thought it was a great true story and for the most part made well. It is both sad and inspirational. The things that happened in this movie blow things that happen in fictional stories away. This miracle was seen by 70,000 people, whom I am sure had diaries and journals for historical evidence. There are also government reports of those who seen it within a 50 mile radius. This movie shows that there are no limits to the power of God. Best Uses: inspirational; Cons: none; Pros: Real life inspiration|
|By:||Kafte (Peachland, BC, May 8, 2012)|
|Review:||The simplicity of the story and acting, plus the locale, adds to the impact of the message - no big Hollywood production here, just the facts, but presented with charm. Best Uses: great gift; Pros: Captures essential story|
|By:||prof.paulo de lacerda,md,phd (paris,france, February 19, 2014)|
|Review:||A remarkable DVD on the real story of the 3 young sheperds from Fatima.Portugal and final event of Sun Miracle a real astronomical phenomena detected by astronomers from worldwide that date early 20th century decade. A film to remember forever on our hearts and minds as a realistic evidence of the divine power of Lady of Fatima envoyer of God that I modestly call the Eternum for all skeptics or men and women of FAITH in all times of Mankind History.. Congratulations to the direcctor and staff and actors that performed one of the most increadables reproduction of this historical event of all times in Portugal early 20th century. THE MIRACLE OF FATIMA God bless you all..|
|By:||Andre (new mexico, March 12, 2014)|
|Review:||WHAT A BEAUTY! OUR LADY IS REPRESENTED IN HER SPLENDOR & GLORY! GOD GAVE US HIS MOTHER TO HELP US. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MOVIE! THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS MOVIE!|
|By:||CLSOL (Philadelphia, January 4, 2015)|
|Review:||The acting is stellar. The story is unreal and it is true. It's an educational truth that needs to be told and heard time and time again. If we do not get our acts together, we're in trouble. This is the best movie and work of art I have purchased so far from Ignatius Press.|