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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: MVD1109D
  • Format: DVD
  • UPC: 760137110996
  • Street Date: 05/08/18
  • PreBook Date: 04/03/18
  • Label: Filmrise »
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run Time: 119 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 2015
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: US
  • Language: English


Cast & Crew

  • Actors:
  •       Paul Haggis
  •       Jason Beghe
  •       Lawrence Wright
  •       Tom Cruise
  •       Nicole Kidman
  •       John Travolta
  • Director: Alex Gibney
  • Producer: Alex Gibney


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Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief

A look inside the controversial religion

Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief
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Following the Peabody Award-winning documentary MEA MAXIMA CULPA, his investigation into the Catholic Church, Alex Gibney dives fully into one of the most controversial and secretive religions in the world in GOING CLEAR, exploring what members of Scientology are willing to do in the name of religion. The film touches on a wide range of aspects of the church from its origin, to an intimate portrait of the Church's founder L. Ron Hubbard, to its recruiting practices, to present day practices by church officials.


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Sales Points

  • FIRST TIME EVER COMMERCIAL (non-MOD) release of one of the mist popular documentaries ever to air on HBO having attracted 5.5 million viewers in the first few weeks, making it the second most-watched HBO documentary in the past decade.
  • From Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side)
  • Based on the international best selling book by Pulitzer Prize Winner Lawrence Wright
  • 94% Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with an 8/10 IMDb rating
  • “Going Clear” received a 2015 Peabody Award and won a Best Documentary award from the Writers Guild of America
  • Leah Remini’s Emmy-winning A&E series, “Scientology and the Aftermath continues to be a smash hit, creating continued interest in this movie driving impressions and sales

Press Quotes

You couldn't call Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief entertaining, exactly, but it is absolutely riveting.

     —Liz Braun, Toronto Sun

There is order and selection, of course - to say that this is storytelling is not to impugn its parts - but much of what he has to show you is remarkable in or out of this context.

     —Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times

An indispensable general history of the enduringly controversial church.

     —Tom Gliatto, People Magazine

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief... is at times jaw-dropping, scary, unnerving, even disturbingly funny.

     —Dave Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle

Director Alex Gibney's hauntingly effective Going Clear... suggests only trouble ahead for the frequently criticized and always strange Church of Scientology.

     —Hank Stuever, Washington Post

If Going Clear were a Hollywood thriller, I'd complain that it's too over-the-top. But this is real life, which is mind-blowing, and as a documentary, it's disturbingly good.

     —Melissa Maerz, Entertainment Weekly


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