According to The Hollywood Reporter, the recent death of Pope John Paul II has pushed no fewer than 11 DVDs about the Catholic Church's patriarch to the forefront of the religious home video market, a niche valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Goldhil Entertainment's award-winning, three-part docu series Life & Times of Pope John Paul II, first released nearly a year ago, has renewed legs at retail shelves, Christian bookstores and Amazon.com. The DVD features interviews with Mikhail Gorbachev, Henry Kissinger and others offering a behind-the-scenes look at the pope's crucial role in the power politics that led to the fall of communism in 1989. The documentary is retail priced at nearly $20, the high end of similar titles on the market.