Beyond and Back

Beyond and Back

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Beyond and BackBeyond And Back is a 1978 documentary released by Sunn Classic Pictures that deals with the subject of near death experiences. This was one of the first movies to explore this subject and pose the question "Is there life after death".

The feature film was narrated by Brad Crandall and claimed to have used actual accounts of what researchers now refer to as near-death experiences or NDE's. Generally speaking, a patient who has experienced an NDE has clinically "died" (lost some or all vital signs) but then has been revived through the use of modern medical technology or procedures (such as CPR). Some people who have experienced an NDE have given very vivid accounts of their experiences which, in turn, has caused some in the medical field to take interest and initiate research projects into the phenomenon. For example, when Ernest Hemingway was a young soldier serving in World War I, he was badly wounded by an exploding shell during a battle. He claimed to have felt his soul leave his body, fly around for a bit, and then he returned. The famed author later drew upon this actual experience in his novel A Farewell to Arms.

Many others told of going through a long dark tunnel and seeing a bright light at the other end that they knew was a divine being. They spoke of seeing a review of their entire lives and knowing that they were being given a second chance to return to their former lives. This feature further revealed a study that the producers claimed had been done by scientists involving terminal patients. These dying people were said to have been placed on a special bed attached to a sensitive scale. Doctors determined that in each case there was a loss of a few ounces at the exact moment of death. The doctors were said to have wondered if that could possibly have been the soul leaving the body.

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Susan
Susan
8 months ago

I saw the documentary in 1978 and was profoundly moved by it. My father died in February 2023. Remembering scenes from the movie, I had all six of the family members present look up to the ceiling and wave and say bye. I had them repeat this after three minutes when I suspected he was truly gone. I have told many friends over the past 45 years to acknowledge their loved ones as they move on in the same way. As an emergency room, nurse, when a patient expired. I always looked up and waved. I am grateful for haven’t seen this film.

Leah
Leah
2 years ago

Oops-
That comment was a reply on another film - but luckily- it makes sense here…..lol…l

Danny F Chevalier
Danny F Chevalier
6 years ago

My sister told me that she saw my dead Father appear to her at the foot of her bed holding a cat called Goldy that he loved during his life. The cat was killed by the neighbors dogs after she let it outside. I was also told by several members of my family that they saw my Fathers' soul or spirit leave his body at the point of his death. They asked for a sign that he made it to heaven and were given a rare beautiful rainbow outside that cold snowy winter day. I saw a cat die in front of me that was reaching out for a darkened window with her paw and I called her name and she looked at me with glassed over eyes and looked back out the glass and died immediately. I believe she was looking at her family that had died before her and was reaching out for them, I told her to go to them. I was also told that a terminal family member saw 2 angels in his room and told my wife that one was dressed in pink and the other was dressed in yellow. I knew a Doctor that told me that he and several of his patients and even the nurses saw angels and Jesus and smelled roses and flowers in the hospital rooms even from non- Christian patients. The theory of evolution is slowly being disproved by mathematics and other sciences. The odds of thousands of different forms of life spontaneously forming by accident like animals, plants and insects, on this planet alone is ludicrous. The odds and the probabilities of something starting from nothing and continuing to thrive and exist without any help is mathematically impossible.

LULU
LULU
8 years ago

I have been with dozens and dozens of people when they died,especially during the Aides crisis. Almost all of them died with a a sweet smile. I cannot believe it was a bad or empty experience.

Robbie
Robbie
10 years ago

Fantastic movie. would like to purchase it. can somebody help please? Robbie

pwndecaf
pwndecaf
11 years ago

Filmed in Utah - go figure!

joedsavage
joedsavage
11 years ago

Nice.Haven't seen this in years. One more amazing thing is the narrators helmut like toupee.

TheRevolution Hascome
TheRevolution Hascome
11 years ago

I've been wanting desperately to see this again. I saw it in the theater as a kid and it profoundly affected me. I've been looking online for it and tried to get a copy since the 90's. Just saw it on YouTube, this movie still totally rocks.

Abay
Abay
12 years ago

I saw this documentary film before 22 years ago for certain minutes next I was searching this documentary film again for 20 years thank You for top documentary film web site really it is a lesson who can understand the kindnesses of God that we shouldn't scared about death .
Than You
Abay Melesse from Ethiopia

itssome2011
itssome2011
12 years ago

I can't believe people doubt even after watching this; we all have a soul people! There is an INSTANT weight loss when a person dies, it is confirmed (humans, not animals). This shows as higher beings when we die, our soul leaves your body. With animals, when their body dies their soul is destroyed with it (since they have no higher purpose on earth to complete).

itssome2011
itssome2011
12 years ago

It is real, not a delusion. There was a woman who was completely, brain dead, yet her soul heard the conversation of doctors whilst she was hovering over her dead body. The doctors knew, it would have been impossible for her physical body to hear anything at that stage. Her spirit heard. Don't let the devil delude you into not believing these things. They are real.

CherryBombpop
CherryBombpop
12 years ago

This one is worth watching for the bad hair and acting alone. Check out the horrible wig on Benjamin Franklin lol XD
My dad technically died on the operating table in the early 70's, when I was a kid. He says he returned to his body only because he thought of my mom and us kids. He came home from the hospital telling virtually the same story as other people in the same situation. At the time he didn't know anything about near death experiences, so it wasn't by suggestion. I won't bore you with details but that experience was very profound for him, and it did change his life. He didn't become a saint by a long shot, but it did open his mind to spirituality and learning about things he had never had interest in before. And because that happened, and he told me death is nothing to fear, since that time I haven't been overly afraid of death. So it's a good thing I guess, whether it's real or a last moment hallucination. Either it's the brain protecting us from the reality of our dying moments, or it's real. Either way, I'm good with it. We will all go there in the end so it's not like we really need to wonder forever!

Steve
Steve
12 years ago

Another good one is called The Day I Died. I believe it can be found here as well.

C Ashley
C Ashley
12 years ago

Skeptics need to watch a Docu titled "Life After Life." It's also dated, but probably the best I've ever seen on this topic. The people tell of things happening to them, that can be explained no other way than a separation of the soul from the body.

revolva
revolva
12 years ago

maybe they should have used dead people to act in this movie. They would have gotten a better performance out of them LOL

xooox
xooox
13 years ago

Put off at first because it's old, but persevered and found it quite interesting.

Cameron Fall
Cameron Fall
13 years ago

I was in a deadly acciident and I was administered some morphine which fact gave me the impression to be in heaven but I was in dreamland. The shock that can come from the violence of an accident can affect the working of the mysterious human brain and lead to have experiences of a fantastic nature incomprehensible by human beings themselves. These experiences are no actual trips to heaven and they also may be of a Satanic nature to delude those who will not rest their faith in the word of God.When you die, you are dead, lifeless; when you live, you are,it's as simple as that.

MIchael22541
MIchael22541
13 years ago

Awesome! it brings back memories of my childhood, and the "startrek music" was right out Jr. High. I loved it, keep them coming.

Simon
Simon
13 years ago

Watched for 15mins and then got annoyed with the bad acting, and out dated filming. Maybe a more modern doc would be better.

Philosopher²
Philosopher²
13 years ago

I LoLed at the idea of weighing ether consciousness. Sorry to inform you guys that the soul weighs out at absolute zero. If you could scientifically prove that an eternal soul existed, you would literally f--k up the whole point of the physical universe itself, so stop even trying you Kali Yuga dipshits... God does everything in the physical universe through the use of said universe. If a person stops thinking with their lump of fat for only 3 short seconds, their life on earth may have meant something tangible.

Valerie
Valerie
13 years ago

wow this is some terrible acting

Heather
Heather
14 years ago

I died, and I'm here to tell you- there is no tunnel, no light, no heaven and no hell.
Death is nothing to be scared of, but it's not exactly a carnival of souls either. It's sort of like when you are in between sleep and wakefulness, but there is a feeling of being very far away from everything that used to matter.

And now I'm happy to know I am not going to hell, because that's just a fairy tale! Whew.

Keith
Keith
14 years ago

"all religions teach that after death we go to heaven or hell, and the faithful accept this as fact." that is hilariously simple and wrong

bobbie
bobbie
14 years ago

not bad. Just the suicide part was a lil over the top.

Murali
Murali
14 years ago

old one but great...