Item description for Life of Jesus, Vol. 1-2 by Paul Crouch...
Overview No likeness of Him was ever preserved from His lifetime, no recording of His voice, and he left no writing. Yet His story has been told to more people, in more languages, in more cultures, than any other. He is history's true revolutionary. He changed the world as none other before or since, and His message is more compelling today than ever. This fast-paced film on Jesus, made in high definition technology, shows His life and teaching in a way never seen before. The main events from the Gospel sources are presented with careful attention to detail and to the original historical and cultural context. We experience such pivotal events as His birth, baptism, the wedding feast, walking on water, driving out the money changers from the temple and His crucifixion. The ministry and miracles of Jesus come alive as never before! From the spine-chilling drama of His temptation by Satan, to Jesus' glorious ascension back to the Father, the story of His life will unfold before you. Originally shown in state of the art virtual reality theaters, this riveting and acclaimed presentation is now offered to you on video in letterbox format.
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Actors: John Kay Steel, Jack Adalist, Mosko Alkalai, Gilat Ankori, Erez Atar, David Douche, Marjorie Cottreel, Kader Chaatouf
Format: Box set, Color, Dolby, DVD, NTSC, Color, Dolby, DVD, Letterboxed, NTSC
Region Code: 1 (USA & Canada Only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Madacy Records
Running Time: 96.00 minutes
Record Label Madacy Records
Format Box set / Color / Dolby / DVD / NTSC
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.6" Width: 4.8" Height: 1.2" Weight: 0.4975 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Release Date Aug 31, 2000
Publisher Madacy Entertainment Group
ISBN 0778602230 ISBN13 9780778602231 UPC 056775022396
Reviews - What do customers think about Life of Jesus, Vol. 1-2?
Praise Jesus! Mar 21, 2008
I've been one of a select few of Bruno Dumont lovers after the delirious "Twentynine Palms" but "Life Of Jesus" is a more subdued, more restrained but no less disturbing piece of work. This film never starts sermonising or getting didactic, instead it allows the audience to draw its own conclusions without the usual sensationalism you'd expect from a film that deals with bigotry and intolerance in a small provincial community.
BEST EVER Oct 17, 2002
I absolutely love reading and,watching movies, about the life of Christ and this is the best that I have seen.
Why did you called it "life of Jesus", M. Dumont ? Mar 13, 2001
The answer of Dumont is "keep searching, sir". Watch again the movie in 20 years, Scott, and you will may understand... Dumont is simply one of the greatest directors of our time. "Humanity" was the confirmation. And Cronenberg doesn't miss the point in Cannes...
EXCELLENT! Jun 26, 2000
This film is an awesome film. If anyone wants a good Christian film, pick this one up. The life of Jesus is just so unbelievable to humans today, but this particular video does a great betrayl of Christ.
The video is just so great that you'll have to see it for yourself.
All thumbs down Apr 11, 2000
Neither the story nor the characters presented in Life of Jesus are very complicated. And no doubt that's intentional. But for me the simplicity seemed to feel as much like the results of a first-and-only-draft screenplay than anything else. The main character, Freddy, is a shallow, sullen, uninteresting sort of fellow. He and his friends dislike and harass an Arab teenager, initially for racist reasons, pure and simple, but then the Arab boy starts flirting with Freddy's girlfriend and conveniently presents Freddy and his friends with another reason to despise him. But of course the Arab boy doesn't really seem to be such a bad guy at all-not nearly as unlikable as Freddy and his friends. You almost wonder why can't Freddy and his friends just sit back and watch the movie with us and see how obvious it is-painfully obvious in fact-that this Arab fellow is really just a nice guy and that there is no good reason for them to hate him?
I guess we as viewers are intended to ponder whether it's possible to find in Freddy's soul any trace of decency and goodness that might be found in someone at the other end of the good-bad spectrum of humanity--someone like, oh--I don't know--how about maybe Jesus, for example? Well, I did take a moment to ponder that. (My answer: maybe, I guess--whatever.) Then I took a moment to ponder the still-shrink-wrapped promotional copy of Lost in Space in the closet that had been--of the movies available for me to watch that afternoon--the one I mistakenly thought I would least like to see.
Now I've never been a teenager who lived in a small town in the north of France, but I have been a teenager, so I think I can speak with some authority on how they act. I suspect if this film captured anything about teenagers it is how teenagers would act if they were asked to play teenagers in a bad, slow-moving French movie. In one scene that crawls by at an excruciatingly slow pace, the boys sit outside in the sun and complain about hot it is and wonder aloud what they should do next (finding a shadier spot in which to sit is not among the suggestions). Somehow these French-movie teenagers manage to be even more dull, sullen and annoying than real-life teenagers.
The reason many people are averse to watching foreign films is not always because people are philistine no-nothings. Sometimes it's simply because they've got a not-entirely-baseless apprehension of getting stuck sitting through a movie like this one-a movie that is not just a bad movie but a slow and boring bad movie. I mean, I get it--its stark, passionless tone and its flat-tire pace were because of its subject and all that, but sheez!
This had to be one of worst movies I have ever seen.
One thing to note: if you are the sort of viewer who occasionally enjoys transforming the movie-watching experience into a more interactive one by making smartass, Mystery-Science-Theatre-like comments during the course of the feature, this movie, with its long, witty-retort-friendly silences will provide a perfect opportunity to do so.