The Bible Stories DVDs Released

February 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Christian News

Two films based on the Bible – namely The Bible Stories: Jesus and The Bible Stories: Esther – have been released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and will be available on DVD March 2.

Nominated for two Emmy Awards®, including Outstanding Miniseries, The Bible Stories: Jesus traces the life and death of Jesus through his resurrection with an all-star cast featuring Jeremy Sisto (TV’s “Law & Order”) in the title role, six-time Emmy nominee Debra Messing (TV’s “Will & Grace,” “The Starter Wife”) as Mary Magdalene, Academy Award® nominee Armin Mueller-Stahl (Shine) as Joseph, Jacqueline Bisset (The Deep, Latter Days) as Mary, and Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight, Harry Potter) as Pontius Pilate.

The Bible Stories: Esther stars Louise Lombard (TV’s “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”) as Esther, Thomas Kretschmann (Valkyrie) as King Ahasuerus, Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus) as Mordecai, and Jürgen Prochnow (The Da Vinci Code, Das Boot) as Haman. These movies were created by the largest television co-production in history, and were shot on location in Morocco and Malta with a production team that included Christian, Jewish and Muslim scripture scholars.

The Bible Stories: Jesus Synopsis
This inspirational movie traces the life and death of Jesus through his resurrection. Jesus not only reinforces the ideals of the New Testament but shows Jesus as a complex individual, conflicted over his feelings for Lazarus’s sister, Mary, and tempted by Satan to stray from his path.

The Bible Stories: Esther Synopsis
As a girl living under Persian rule, Esther was kidnapped and taken into the harem of the king. The king, taken by her beauty, made her his queen, and she found herself involved in a delicate balancing act between the ruling Persians and her own Jewish people. The king’s chief minister hoped to see the Jews annihilated, but thanks to Esther’s intercession the Jews were able to destroy their enemies.

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