The first time I was introduced to The JESUS Film was at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention several years ago. I found it fascinating that it is recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records as the Most Translated Film in history, and is 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.
Now, in honor of its 35th anniversary, The JESUS Film, the most watched film in history, has been re-mastered in high-definition with a complete new musical score in Dolby 5.1 surround sound. And for the first time ever, it’s available on streaming.
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.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from a movie like this that had stood the test of time and connected with so many people around the world. I figured it would be a typical Biblical movie. However, it has a completely different feel to it.
First, the pace is quick, hitting the highlights and using only actual scripture events rather than adding fictionalized filler.
Second, while it includes dialogue by Jesus and others in the movie, a large portion of the movie is narrated.
Finally, the casting, locations, costumes, and props feel authentic as opposed to trite cliches.
The disc includes The JESUS Film in eight languages English, Spanish, Mandarin, French, Vietnamese, German, Korean and Arabic. It also includes several bonus features:
The Making of ‘The JESUS Film’ – A documentary that highlights the attention to historical and Biblical detail in the making of the 1979 film, JESUS.
The Impact of ‘The JESUS Film – A ten minute celebration of what God has done through the film JESUS over the last 35 years.
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This post and giveaway are sponsored by Jesus Film and the FrontGate Christian Blogger Network. The opinions expressed are my own.