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By Way of the Stars Directed by Allan King
By Way of the Stars
 Directed by Allan King
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By Way of the Stars is a riveting 19th century frontier story following the tumultuous and often tragic journey of young Lukas Bienman. Through a series of mishaps, Lukas is separated from his family, and finds a dangerous enemy in the terrible Count Otto von Lebrecht. In an attempt to both flee Count Otto and reunite with this father, Lukas escapes to America by befriending a young Baroness named Ursula. Together, they face unthinkable obstacles to see their families reunited.
Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #94194 in DVD
  • Published on: 2012
  • Released on: 2012-08-14
  • Rating: NR (Not Rated)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Formats: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Original language: English
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Dimensions: .50" h x 5.25" w x 7.50" l, .25 pounds
  • Running time: 326 minutes
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
    5Loved the story
    By bossmare
    Loved the story, easy to follow. Great scenery. Loved the actors, especially Eric Schweig as he's the reason I bought this in the first place. Think my grand kids will enjoy watching it too.
    Wished it had Closed Caption though as I am deaf and don't read lips.

    0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
    5Great!
    By Stephanie
    These were great shows!

    28 of 29 people found the following review helpful.
    3DVD is *not* the entire story
    By Corey A. Balazowich
    FYI, the DVD for sale is not the entire story as it was originally shown. There is roughly about 20/30 minutes of footage that was cut, assumingly to make the movie fit onto one DVD. Keep this in mind when watching, then surf the net to fill in the gaps that are left where scenes were cut. The scenes that were cut are ones that really aren't essential to the plot, however it does leave a few things hanging as to where they are and how they went from New York City to near Niagra Falls.

    Aside from the unintended extra plot twists, this movie is full of drama, action and plot twists that ARE intended. This movie starts out in 1860-era Prussia and ends in the Wild West. The story follows Lukas as he leaves Prussia to find his father and grandfather in the Canadas and he brings Ursula - the Baroness - along with him for the journey. There are some death scenes that may be a bit harsh for the wee ones, most over the age of 6 or so should be OK with it as they are all handled delicately and without much gore. You know they are dead but there is little violence in the fact. The scenery is also quite breathtaking in this film.

    All in all, the movie is a good one to watch but not one for the nit-pickers that freak out when someone ends up here without an explanation. Enjoy the story and the scenes and read up on the rest.

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