Prabhupada DVD Set
Srila Prabhupada did not leave us in 1977. He is still spreading Krishna consciousness all over the world. Prabhupada lives in in his teachings and we can continue to associate with him, a pure devotee of Krishna, and continue to benefit.
The "Complete Prabhupada DVD Library" is the perfect opportunity to personally associate with Srila Prabhupada!
In this final edition, the film and sound quality has been stunningly improved. All the original films and videos have been digitally re-mastered. New footage has been discovered and included, the sound has been enhanced. The result is Prabhupada, as you have never seen before! The improvements are truly breathtaking!
I already watched two DVD's and I realized once more how wonderful Srila Prabhupada is even it was just for looking at Him what to speak of simultaneously hearing Him speaking attracting us souls to Him and Sri Sri Radha Krishna.
Thank you and my joyous obeisances to all of you who did this wonderful service to produce this library.
I would like to stay in contact and share some more.
y.s. Hamsa das
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
You can enjoy a completely new series of 6 DVDs called "Prabhupada Darshan." This is a chronological collection of all the silent footage of Srila Prabhupada edited together by Yadubara Prabhu of ISKCON Cinema. Yadubara worked on this project for more than ten years. The video is accompanied by three separate Prabhupada sound tracks you can choose from. It is in total about 25 hours with more than 15 hours of this video being released for the first time ever!
Them main soundtrack on "Prabhupada Darshan" is live audio when available with Prabhupada classes from the same time the footage was shot and bhajans and kirtans. The second sound track is Prabhupada conversations and morning walks from the same time and the third sound track is Prabhupada bhajans and purports.
There are completely new shows like a newly discovered documentary of Srila Prabhupada in Germany. It is a full-color, high quality 16mm film. It shows Prabhupada performing an initiation ceremony at the German temple, Schloss Rettershof.
The "Prabhupada in Australia" DVD is completely new. It contains hours of never-released before footage and completely new shows including the installation of Mahaprabhu in Melbourne, Prabhupada's visit to the Franciscan Seminary, the eventful college preaching engagement at Latrobe University, peaceful morning walks, hall programs, and of course the Ratha Yatra Festival and the after party. This is a complete new DVD with over 4 hours of Prabhupada nectar!!
The "Festivals With Prabhupada" DVD is so much improved. Now the Vyasa-Puja Festival in New Vrindavana and the Ratha Yatra Festival in Philadelphia have new color footage included which gives a whole new dimension to the experience of watching these programs.
All the black and white footage has been dramatically improved. It has all been digitally stabilized, the contrast has been corrected and the clarity of the images is so much better due to a new digital transfer of the original video tapes.
This is the final edition. There will not be another after this. It is the culmination of many years of work by both Nrsimhananda Prabhu at ITV and Yadubara Prabhu at ISKCON Cinema to preserve and distribute all the recorded film and video of Srila Prabhupada.
The Prabhupada DVD library is professionally produced on 19 duel-layer DVDs, improving the quality while reducing the cost. These DVDs will play on any DVD player, anywhere in the world.
The Prabhupada DVD set has subtitles in twenty languages and the new option of Russian and Italian voiceovers.
Languages with Subtitles Included are:
- Chinese (simple and traditional),
Samples from the DVD Library
It is difficult to put into words the amazing experience of seeing and hearing from Srila Prabhupada. I have provided a few short clips from the new "Complete Prabhupada DVD Library" you can watch on-line. Of course the quality on the DVDs is a thousand times better than on these samples. But hopefully you will get some idea...
|Guide to Self Realization
A short sample from the "Guide to Self-Relization" DVD. This DVD contains five programs, the famous "Acharya Series." First-class documentary films featuring Srila Prabhupada as he travels around the world preaching Krishna consciousness.
|"Happiness on 2nd. Avenue" New York City 1966
"Happiness on 2nd. Avenue" is a sample program from the "Vintage Short Films" DVD from the Complete Prabhupada DVD Library. It was produced as a news documentary by CBS News in 1966. This DVD contains many fantastic short films made in 1966 and 1967 on Srila Prabhupada's Hare Krishna movement. Other shows on this DVD include: "Matchless Gifts", "Vaisnavas", "Swamiji", "Second Ratha-Yatra Festival", "The Full Nectarine", "Gurudeva", "Who is Krishna?" This DVD allows you to experience the birth of the Hare Krishna Movement in the Western World, in New York City, NY.
|Srila Prabhupada Arriving in Australia 1974
This is a sample program from the "Prabhupada in Australia" DVD. It was produced by combining 16mm news film from many different television stations. It shows Srila Prabhupada arriving in Australia and the press conference that follows. A truly remarkable program. The "Prabhupada in Australia" DVD is truly amazing. It includes Television News documentaries, Initiation Ceremonies, Preaching Programs at Halls, a University, The Franciscan Seminary, The Ratha Yatra Festival, Morning Walks, the Installation of Sri Sri Mahaprabhu in Melbourne, and much more.
|Hare Krishna Festival of the Chariots, Ratha Yatra Festival, Philadelphia, 1975
From the "Festivals With Srila Prabhupada" DVD. This is an amazing coverage of the 1975 Philadelphia Ratha-Yatra Festival. "Festival of the Chariots." This DVD also contains films from other Ratha-Yatra festivals and a wonderful program on Srila Prabhupada's Vyasa-Puja Festival at New Vrindavana in 1973.
|Srila Prabhupada Installing Mahaprabhu, Sri Caitanya, in Melbourne, Australia
One of my favorate programs on the whole "Prabhupada DVD Library." This is a short sample from the 45 minute coverage of Srila Prabhupada installing the Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Lord Nityananda Deities in Melbourne, Australia. It is an incredably beautiful professional produced film funded by the Australian Film Board. You have to see it to experience it.
|Newly Discovered Film--Prabhupada in Germany
A great surprise! We recently discovered this 30 minute professionally produced film on the Hare Krishna movement in Germany in the mid 70's. It documents the entire Hare Krishna movement in Germany at the time and includes a visit by Srila Prabhupada and an initiation ceremony. This is one of the many programs on the "Prabhupada on Tour" DVD. The DVD also contains programs covering Srila Prabhupada's travels in the United States, South America, Mauritius and India.
|Srila Prabhupada's Birthday Celebration at New Vrindavana Hare Krishna Temple
This is a sample of our newly improved B&W footage. Using the magic of digital image processing the quality of all B&W footage has been improved dramatically. In some cases, as you see here, we have been able to find color footage shot at the same time and have incorparated that to give a much better experience. This is from the "Festivals With Srila Prabhupada" DVD.
- Disk 1: Achaya Series, 1-5
- Part 1: This program begins with Srila Prabhupada chanting japa on his tulsi mala, or japa beads early in the morning followed by his daily early morning walk in a park accompanied by many of his disciples and guests. Then the is a wonderful Hare Krishna kirtan and an inspiring Srimad-Bhagavatam class. Then there are some very candid moments with Srila Prabhuapda and his disciples as they record him singing bhajans and playing mridanga in a recording studio. This is followed by an informal talk on the grass at New Vrindavan, the Hare Krishna farm community in West Virginia, with disciples and some parents of disciples, the program concludes with Srila Prabhupada giving a wonderful discourse on the meaning of real love.
- Part 2: This program includes an interview with Srila Prabhupada in a television news studio, a press and radio and television news conference at an airport, and Srila Prabhupada discussing the difference between theology and theosophy with a group of about 20 university professors from UCLA in Los Angeles. A very interesting and challenging theological presentation.
- Part 3: This program includes a lively discussion with a high-ranking french priest in Paris. The priest is drinking wine during the interview and can not see the benefit of a vegetarian lifestyle. Srila Prabhupada stresses the importance of not killing cows. Even if one is a meat eater, that is not so bad. But cow killing is very, very bad. The program also contains a very interesting and humorous conversation between Srila Prabhupada and two lawyers in Melbourne, Australia. These lawyers were representing the Hare Krishna devotees in a court case, which they won, and the facts of the case are very amusing indeed...
- Part 4: This program focuses on Srila Prabhupada's daily devotional practices with his disciples. It starts with Srila Prabhupada and some of his leading disciples on Srila Prabhupada's daily morning work on a beach in Los Angeles followed by the Hare Krishna morning temple program and Srila Prabhupada giving Srimad-Bhagavtam class to the devotees and then a wonderful Hare Krishna kirtan, plus many other interesting features.
- Part 5: This program includes many short segments, starting Srila Prabhupada's morning walk, followed by Prabhupada discussing Krishna consciousness with a university professor, a conversation with Srila Prabhupada in his garden at New Dwarka, Los Angeles, a talk to Prabhupada's leading disciples about book printing and book distribution, and very interesting conversation between Srila Prabhupada and a social worker and this program concluds with Srila Prabhupada discussing Krishna consciousness with a psychologist.
- Disk 2: Your Ever Well-Wisher
Your Ever Well-Wisher, Hare Krishna People, The Science of God, Morning Meditations.
- Disk 3: Vintage Short Films
Matchless Gifts, Happiness on Second Avenue, Hare Krishna (A Georgio Film), Vaisnavas, Swamiji, Paramahamsa, Second Ratha Yatra Festival, The Full Nectarine, Gurudeva, Who is Krishna?
- Disk 4: Prabhupada in Australia
Prabhupada in Australia: 1971 TV coverage, Arrival 1974, Initiations, Hall Programs, Franciscan Seminary, Rath Cart Building, Ratha-yatra Parade, After Ratha-yatra, University Program, Morning Walks, Deity Installation, Departure.
- Disk 5: Prabhupada on Tour
Germany, Los Angeles, Mauritius Venezuela, Bombay.
- Disk 6: Festivals With Srila Prabhupada
San Francisco 1972, Philadelphia 1975, Morning Lecture SB 6.1.27, Ratha-yatra Parade, Prabhupada's Public Address, Vyasa Puja 1973.
- Disk 7: Perfect Questions, Perfect Answers
New York Airport, Arrival in Pittsburgh, Social Work, Speaking to Parents, Speaking in Car, Bali Mardan's Wedding, Prabhupada Nectar.
- Disk 8: Bhagavad-gita As It Is
- Disk 9-13: Srimad Bhagavatam Classes
- Disk 14-19: Prabhupada Darshan
A chronological record of Srila Prabhupada's preaching all over the world in film and video from November 1965 until November 1977
- 19 double-layer DVDs in a protective case.
- Subtitled in Chinese (simple and traditional), Croatian, Czech, English, Estonian, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.
- Audio: English or Russian.