Item description for Bible Collection/Abraham by Joseph Sargent, Richard Harris, Jr. & Maximilian Schell...
Overview The best-selling religious drama series comes to DVD. This 6-part collection includes: Abraham, David, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and Samson and Delilah
Community Description The best-selling religious drama series comes to DVD. This 6-part collection includes: Abraham, David, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and Samson and Delilah
This engrossing dramatization of the life of Abraham (Richard Harris), the most tested servant of God and the father of Judaism, spans from the patriarch's quest for the Promised Land to the sacrifice of his son, Isaac. Barbara Hershey costars as Abraham's wife, Sarah. Vittorio Gassman and Maximilian Schell are also featured in this award-winning installment from TNT's "greatest stories of the Bible" series directed by Joseph Sargent.
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Actors: Warner Home Video, Barbara Hershey, Maximilian Schell, Vittorio Gassman, Carolina Rosi
Directors: Joseph Sargent
Writers: Robert McKee
Producers: Gerald Rafshoon, Laura Fattori, Lorenzo Minoli
Cinematographers: Raffaele Mertes
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD, Subtitled, NTSC
Subtitles: French, Spanish
Region Code: 1 (USA & Canada Only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Turner Home Ent
Running Time: 187.00 minutes
Record Label Turner Home Ent
Format Closed-captioned / Color / DVD / Subtit
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.59" Width: 5.32" Height: 0.57" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Release Date Sep 6, 2005
Publisher WORD ACCT# W41160193
ISBN 0780649494 ISBN13 9780780649491 UPC 053939689228
Availability 0 units.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Bible Collection/Abraham?
All star cast. Mar 24, 2007
Very accurate according to the Bible. Great cast and very clean. Would definatly recommend this movie to my family. Actually, most of them have already seen it. Barbara Hershey did such a wonderful job.
My Favorite of this Series Feb 18, 2007
This entire series of Bible stories by this Italian production group is simply splendid. These are relatively low cost films but they are very skillfully produced to maximize the quality of the story being told. Of course we Christians and Jews will sit around and pontificate about every little error or short cut the movie script incurs, never the less, it is ultimately left to the actors and directors and their considerable skill to pull off what I consider to be, for the most part, some of the most successfully done Bible story dramatizations that have ever been produced on film, with or without a big budget. My favorite is the story of Abram, the movie Joseph coming in a close second along with the movie, Moses, coming in a close third or even equalling Joseph. All of the rest of these movies hoover in second or third place together as far as I'm concerned. Bravo bravo - Please make more! My five stars applies to this complete series of movies - Obviously some are done a little better than others, but the effort is exemplary.
An Excellent Account Jan 31, 2007
I think that this was the first movie made for the Bible Collection. It set a high standard for excellence in terms of presenting a dramatic story and in terms of presenting material from the bible. Most often, when one of these aspects succeeds, the other fails. In this case, both are done well.
The story is of the patriarch, Abraham. He is called by God to leave his home and settle in a new area. He is promised that he will become the father of many nations. Throughout his sojourn, there are times when his faith or that of his followers falters. At these times, they will do things other than what they are commanded by God and generally have problems result from it. In the end, the promise is made good even though both Abraham and his wife are well past the age where these promises would seem realistic. God keeps promises.
The other impressive thing about this presentation is the way it works in a host of details from the biblical story that are rarely dealt with. Since the story of Abraham is not one of the most popular for depiction, this may not be apparent to some but I noticed details which seldom make it into sermons or Sunday School presentations.
The whole, though, is greater than the sum of the parts. It is an excellent account.
ABRAHAM Jan 9, 2007
Right now I am deployed to Iraq, and I happen to be in the Land of Ur. The Zigurrat of Ur, which IS the house of Abraham and it is located under 5 miles from where I am. I have visited the Zigurrat, it is an experience I will never forget and I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to be in such a place. The Movie Abraham only adds to my astonishment and I wouldn't miss it for the world. Because if it wasn't for Abraham being a most humble, good and holy man for the word of God, who knows what would've happened. Take Abraham's word, not mine.
Really good movie Nov 27, 2006
For anyone interested in the Biblical account of Abraham this movie stays true to the biblical text for the most part. It catalogs the story of a man with whom the Jew, the Christian and Muslim find common ground. There are a few parts of the movie that are a little long. That is why I gave it a 4. There are just a few places that the movie could have been cut a little to keep from dragging the story. However, Richard Harris was astounding as Abraham. The other actors did good but as usual Harris was brilliant. The story told in this movie picks up when Abram has left UR and is settled in Haran. It follows him down through the desert and his adventures in Canaan. The movie keeps the story rooted in Sumerian culture which is important to understand when one is studying the life of the patriarch. There is also in the movie a strong portrayal that Abraham was seeking for fulfillment by having a God to believe in. I think that this is most likely accurate when compared with the writings of the Bible and Josephus. Overall this movie is good, accurate, and a great teaching tool for churches and schools to use.