Jan08 thesun.co.uk: A controversial Scientology orientation film, featuring wooden acting and cheesy dramatic music, is said to have been made in 1996 and filmed at one of the church's introductions.
It was pulled (in 2008) from websites such as YouTube after the church complained. A Church of Scientology spokesman was quoted as saying the film was "stolen" and put up on the web.
The video, thought to have been made in 1996, features Hollywood actors John Travolta and Kirstie Alley, who says without Scientology, "I would be dead".
The film also rubbishes modern medicine, saying, "pyschology and psychiatry are proven failures ... stone age." And controversially, the narrator says it is up to the viewer to make the decision about becoming a Scientologist - likening it to suicide.
The narrator says, "If you leave this room after seeing this film, and walk out and never mention Scientology again, you are perfectly free to do so. "It would be stupid, but you can do it. You can also dive off a bridge or blow your brains out - that is your choice. But, if you ... continue with Scientology, we will be very happy with you - and you will be very happy with you."
Scientology Orientation Film 1996