DVD 83 mins
Brentwood Productions (1979)
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Documentary, Drama, Family
USA  /  English

Brian Deacon Jesus
Rivka Neuman Mary
Joseph Shiloach Joseph
Niko Nitai Simon Peter
Mosko Alkalai Matthew
Kobi Assaf Philip
Eli Cohen John the Baptist
Eli Danker Judas Iscariot
Peter Frye Pontius Pilate
Nisim Gerama Thomas
Jeremy Sisto
Debra Messing
Armin Mueller-Stahl
Jacqueline Bisset
Gary Oldman

Director Peter Sykes; John Kirsh; Roger Young
Producer John Heyman; Richard F. Dalton
Writer Barnet Bain

Tackling the story of Jesus for film is bound to incur controversy. Yet, in a bold move, CBS produced the television miniseries Jesus, which not only retells the biblical story, but takes a look at the more human side of the man. Jeremy Sisto stars, and although it takes a little while for him to gather enough momentum to have us believing him in this role, overall he is surprisingly convincing. While the movie does stray from strict scripture--Jesus is shown feeling conflicted over his feelings for Lazarus's sister Mary; Satan, portrayed by Jeroen Krabbé, works hard at convincing Jesus to stray from his path--most of the plot will be familiar to viewers. Beginning with an adult Jesus, who works with his father as a carpenter, the program traces his life and death through resurrection. The strong supporting cast, including Jacqueline Bisset as Mary, Gary Oldman as Pontius Pilate, and Debra Messing as Mary Magdalene, lends to the credibility of the miniseries. This is a satisfying retelling of the life of Jesus and will please those who want new ways to explore biblical stories, as Jesus not only reinforces the ideals of the New Testament but shows Jesus as a complex individual. --Jenny Brown

Edition Details
Distributor Campus Crusade For Christ
Barcode 031398738626
Region Region 1
Release Date 7/25/2000
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Personal Details
Purchase Price $14.98
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