In what it bills as "The first-ever, word-for-word unedited movie adaptation" made of this book of the Bible, Lionsgate Studios announces: "The Gospel of John."
This film takes the story of Jesus from John's Gospel, with its own unique characteristics. For John, Jesus is the Word of God made human. John is clear that that when we encounter Jesus, we encounter God. The Gospel writer points to the miracles (the "signs") and teachings as evidence of Jesus' special relationship as the divine Son of God.
This full-length feature film about the life of Jesus takes the actual Gospel text as its script, word for word, unedited. Five years in the making, this epic production has been critically acclaimed by leading religious scholars as a unique and highly authentic telling of the Jesus story. Narrated by leading British actor David Harewood ("Homeland," "Blood Diamond," "Merchant of Venice"), it is based on the latest theological, historical and archaeological research. With specially constructed sets and the extraordinarily authentic villages and countryside of rural Morocco, it immerses the viewer in the world of first-century Palestine.
"The Gospel of John" DVD includes three different biblical text translations -- the New International Version, the King James Version and the 1960 Spanish Reina-Valera translation -- and five behind-the-scenes featurettes looking at the making of the film.
About the Director
Director and writer David Batty is known for "Bush Mechanics" (1998), "Desert Heart" (2008) and "Taylor Made" (2003).
- Actors: David Harewood, Selva Rasalingam, Mourad Zaoui, El Mahmoudi M'Barek, Abdelilah Wahbi
- Director: David Batty
- Format: DVD, Widescreen
- Language: English 5.1 Dolby Digital (New International Version), English 2.0 Dolby Digital (King James Version), Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital (1960 Spanish Reina-Valera Version)
- Number of discs: 1 disc
- Studio: Lionsgate
- Run Time: 161 minutes