35th Anniversary Edition
In honor of its 35th anniversary, "The JESUS Film," the most watched film in history, having been viewed billions of times, has now been remastered in high definition with a complete new musical score in Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound.
"The JESUS Film" is a faithful depiction of Christ's birth, ministry, death and resurrection as told in the biblical account from the Gospel of Luke. Virtually every word Jesus speaks in "The JESUS Film" is quoted from Scripture, with 450 leaders and scholars having reviewed the script for biblical accuracy. Further historical accuracy was ensured using clothing, pottery and other props made with first-century methods to portray a 2,000-year-old Palestinian culture.
"The JESUS Film" has been officially recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most translated film in history, and it is now available in 1,197 languages. In addition, more than 200 million individuals worldwide have indicated a decision to follow Jesus after viewing "The JESUS Film." This story of the film's impact over the past 35 years is shown through an exclusive new short feature narrated by actor Ernie Hudson and available on the remastered widescreen DVD.
The disc includes "The JESUS Film" in a total of eight languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, French, Vietnamese, German, Korean and Arabic.
- "The Making of 'The JESUS Film'" ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å A documentary that highlights the attention to historical and biblical detail in the making of the 1979 film.
- "The Impact of 'The JESUS Film'" ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å A 10-minute celebration of what God has done through the film over the last 35 years.
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«This is a wonderful and poignant film based on the life of Jesus from the Gospel of St. Luke. It is solid in its content and contains a straightforward telling of the life of Jesus, beginning with the creation of Adam from the Earth to the story of Abraham and the prophecy of the coming Messiah to the time of JesusÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇ birth to JesusÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇ appearance to be baptized by John and onward to the crucifixion and resurrection. The movie contains scenes of Peter being sent out for a great catch, Jesus reading the prophecy in Isaiah 61 referring to himself, the calling of the 12 disciples, the calming of the storm at sea and other wonderful events recorded by Luke.
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«The movie contains scenes of Jesus being whipped (while wearing a garment) and struck and led away to be crucified. Although it shows the nails being driven in and some blood, it is not gratuitous and seems to always hold back before becoming graphically violent. We are recommending the film for ages twelve plus and award ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌ¥The Jesus FilmÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇ our Dove ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌ¥Faith FriendlyÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇ Seal. The restoration the movie has undergone makes it look pristine and the colors are vivid. DonÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇt miss seeing this one!ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Edwin L. Carpenter, The Dove Foundation
About the Director
John Heyman was born in 1933 in Leipzig, Germany. He is known for his work on "The Go-Between" (1970), "D.A.R.Y.L." (1985) and "The Jesus Film" (1979). He has been married to Nizza Heyman since 1982. They have five children.
- Actors: Brian Deacon, Rivka Neuman, Alexander Scourby
- Director: John Heyman
- Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: G (General Audience)
- Studio: Gaiam DVD
- Release Date: April 1, 2014
- Run Time: 128 minutes
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