Item description for The Jesus Film by Randolf Productions...
Overview This is the most historical accurate film ever made about Jesus Christ. It is on DVD for your convenience and is 120 minutes in color.
The Jesus Film: Based on the Gospel of Luke, the ?JESUS? film has now been translated into more than 1,050 languages, with a new language being added nearly every week. This brings God?s Word to people in more than 220 countries in languages they know and understand. By God?s grace, it is yielding a spiritual harvest of unprecedented results.
Community Description THE MOST ACCURATE FILM EVER MADE ABOUT CHRIST
Exactly who was Jesus Christ? Award- winning producer John Heyman answers this question in JESUS, the most ambitious Bible film ever made. Staring Brian Deacon.
Heyman has created a film so true-to-life you'll feel like you're in first-century Palestine with the Savior. Workshop teams painstakingly studied the clothing, architecture, customs and food to ensure the film's complete authenticity. JESUS was filmed on location in Israel in Biblical settings with a cast of more than 5,000 Israelis and Arabs, and virtually every word is taken directly from the Gospel of Luke.
AN INTERNATIONAL EVANGELISTIC TOOL
JESUS-the most widely translated film in history-is currently available in more than 325 languages. With a specially created evangelistic close, missionary teams traveling on every continent use the film to present the message of' Jesus Christ. More than 690 million people have seen JESUS, and more than 38 million people have indicated a decision to place their faith in Christ.
To increase the number of film translations and international film teams, a portion of all proceeds received from the sale of JESUS videotapes benefit this special overseas missions project.
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Record Label Inspirational Films, Inc.
Format Color / Digital Sound / Dolby / Subtitl
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.1" Width: 5.42" Height: 0.58" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Release Date Sep 1, 2002
Publisher RANDOLF PRODUCTIONS
ISBN 7901005157 ISBN13 9787901005150 UPC 880409881697
Great Movie for the Christian's Collection Jan 19, 2007
This is a good movie to share with your friends and family. My favorite is still the Gospel of John. With that said, this is still a good movie to get.
Best Jesus movie ever! Oct 20, 2006
If there is any Jesus movie that touches the hearts of men, this one does. I bought three of these and play them so much, I want to make sure I have it a long time. The fact that the words are taken entirely from the Bible, and portraying the life of Jesus simply and accurately without added "Hollywood" glamor, tinsel and big-name movie stars distracting the meaningful intentions of this story: that of our Lord and Savior here in the flesh over 2,000 years ago.
Excellent Film Aug 29, 2005
I they were selling this movie at my church when a special guest came one Sunday. I bought this movie and I have to agree that this is the best movie I have ever seen on the life, death and resurrection of my Lord Jesus Christ. I haven't seen "the Passion" yet, I plan to very soon and I have high hopes for the film, but this one is equally as good.
Very well done film that was done with great care, excellent movie I recommmend everyone see
a powerful film for missionaries Apr 27, 2005
Taking five years to research and produce, this 1979 film is meticulous in its recreation of the time of Jesus. It uses over 200 locations in the Holy Land, many actors from the region, and is based on portions of the Gospel of Luke. This is the film used by over 1,500 denominations and missions to evangelize, and it has been translated into 877 languages and shown to over five billion people in 228 countries, and is an excellent "tool" for this purpose, because it is simple and at the same time very powerful and moving.
British actor Brian Deacon is a wonderful Jesus, with a soft but manly voice and perfect enunciation, making the words of Jesus come to life in a very special way. Others of note are Niko Nitai as Simon Peter, Rivka Neuman as Mary, Talia Shapira as Mary Magdalene, and the part of John the Baptist (played by Eli Cohen) is short, but physically the closest I have seen on film to what I imagine the real John looked like. Richard Kiley narrates as Luke, and also listed as narrator is Alexander Scourby. Directed by John Kirsh and Peter Sykes, it has some terrific passages; one of my favorites is the storm at sea (Luke 8:22-25), which is very effective, and the cinematography by Mike Reed, and the locations, a pleasure to watch.
The film ends with an invitation to salvation, and with it the promise of "a full, abundant life, filled with purpose and meaning", and with a quote from Revelation 3:20: "Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him". Total running time is 83 minutes.
The most widely viewed film of all time Apr 30, 2004
It is impossible to overestimate the important of this 1979 film, for it has made an impact in even the most primitive regions of the earth, places where men and women are only now hearing about Jesus for the first time. This definitive, rigorously scriptural movie version of the life of Jesus Christ has been seen by over five billion people around the globe, reaching 236 different nations in over 800 languages. It has helped win innumerable souls to Christ all over the world, and even now, under the aegis of Campus Crusade For Christ, local churches and individuals are coming together in an effort to send a free copy of the movie to every home in the United States. The movie was a dream over three decades in the making, with five years of pre-production work preceding the seven-month filming that took place in 1978 at a multitude of sites in Israel. Intense efforts, involving the collaboration of numerous scholars from the whole gamut of Christian churches, went into making Jesus as accurate as it could possibly be - from vintage pottery to historically accurate costuming to sufficient cinders residing behind burning torches, every effort was made to take the audience back to Jesus' time. It is a non-denominational Christian film; while some churches might quibble about an omission here or a suggestion there, this movie is the story of Jesus and not the story of any particular kind of Christian religion.
The movie is based solely on the Gospel of Luke, and the dialogue you hear is taken straight out of the Bible. Jesus says nothing in this film that He does not say in Luke's account of his life. Naturally, every facet of Jesus' life could not be covered here, but the movie does a superb job of showing us who Jesus was and how He lived, taught, suffered, and died for the sins of all humanity. Brian Deacon does a superb job playing Jesus, and Niko Nitai truly shines in his portrayal of Simon Peter. At times, the film does seem to jump from one scene to another rather quickly, but this goes back to the authenticity upon which the film was founded. In a sense, Jesus' ministry was spent walking toward Jerusalem and His death on the cross, so we see Jesus and his disciples walking almost continuously; furthermore, Jesus' teachings, as recorded in Luke's Gospel, are a collection of parables and religious instruction originating from many different events in the life of the Savior. Jesus took His message to the people instead of letting the people come to Him.
The suffering of Jesus is handled quite well here, clearly portraying the horrific nature of death by crucifixion without making it disturbing enough to scare young children. You do see the scourging of Jesus and the driving of the nails into his wrists and feet, but the director seemed to set just the right tone for the scenes. It all makes for a powerful film that has won innumerable souls across the world; to tell someone of Jesus is one thing, but to show that person in such a captivating format as film exactly who Jesus was and how He suffered and died for the sins of humanity makes for a powerful missionary tool. Even non-Christians will be impressed by the commitment, scrupulous attention to detail, and cinematic mastery that went into the making of this film.