We’ve sure chatted about The Bible Series on the blog lately, but I still haven’t seen it! That is what happens when you don’t have cable. I am super excited that it is coming to video April 2, 2013!
I can watch all 10 hours as often as I want. From Genesis to Revelation. More importantly though, I can watch it ahead of the boys to see which parts would be good for them and which we should probably stay away from.
Here are more of the The Greatest Stories Ever Told:
A People’s History of the United States
Howard Zin’s powerful and controversial look tips American history around to portray the social turmoil behind the ‘march of progress’. A People’s History of the United States tells America’s story from the view of its women, the working poor, Native Americans, African-Americans and immigrants. The story covers the arrival of Christopher Columbus through President Clinton and gives a detailed analysis of important US events through history.
In the 1992 Spike Lee directed, Denzel Washington in the lead role heads Malcolm X. Malcom X is a biopic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader. The film tells the story of the life of the human rights activist from his birth in 1925 until his assassination in 1965.
Ben Kingsley took on the role of Mahatma Gandhi in the 1982 Richard Attenborough directed biopic of one of the most famous men and stories in history. The film tells the story of the lawyer who became known for using his philosophy of non-violent protest to become the leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule.
Passion of the Christ
Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ focuses on the last twelve hours of the life of Jesus including the betrayal and the crucifixion. The film begins in the Garden of Gethsemane as Jesus is arrested, tried and sentenced to death by crucifixion. The depiction of the Biblical tale went on to be nominated for three Academy Awards®.
America: The Story of the US
This six-part mini series from 2010 presented the history of America over the past 400 years. The series examined how humans harnessed technology to advance their progress as part of the human race, taking in events spanning from the English settlement in Jamestown in 1607 through to the present day. With narration by Liev Schreiber, events are recreated by a combination of actors and CGI technology.
The Prince of Egypt
This film from 1998 tells the story of Moses, a Hebrew who becomes an Egyptian Prince, flees Egypt, and returns to free the Hebrew people. With an all-star cast consisting of Val Kilmer, Danny Glover and Ralph Fiennes, this Biblical tale won an Academy Award® for Best Song for the Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston duet ‘When You Believe’.
Love The Price of Egypt movie! I was just telling the kids we needed to get it out again as we are reading about Moses in our bible stories right now.
The Bible is done by executive Producers Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor), Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel) and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Can’t wait to see it!
The Bible: The Epic Miniseries is available for pre-order on Amazon for $34.96 (retail value $69.99 for blu-ray)
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