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    Mar 29th, 2013 | By | Category: DVDs, Family Films

    Family Bible Stories Collection
    8 Movies on 2-Discs (Available: 6/4/2013)
    $14.99 UPC 096009173548

    THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
    2005 / 176 Min. / Color / Widescreen / CC / NR
    When an oracle prophesizes that a child will become Prince of Egypt, a time of danger approaches the kingdom. The Egyptian Pharaoh (Paul Rhys, Great Expectations) orders the massacre of all newborn males. But one child, Moses—the son of a Hebrew slave—escapes certain death when he is set adrift on the Nile. As years pass, he is raised in a royal Egyptian household and, with no memory of his family, rises to the stature of prince. Upon discovery of his true heritage, and inspired by a fiery message from God, Moses (Dougray Scott, Mission: Impossible II) embarks upon a noble and desperate fight to reclaim his destiny as the leader and liberator of the Hebrew people.

    With a stellar cast that includes Mia Maestro (TV’s Alias) and Golden Globe® winner Omar Sharif (Lawrence of Arabia, Hidalgo), The Ten Commandments is unsurpassed in its vision—both intimate and grand.

    JOSEPH AND HIS BRETHREN
    1960 / 102 Min. / Color / NR
    Joseph and His Brethren, brought to the silver screen by Irving Rapper, is a dramatization of the powerful Old Testament parable of Joseph, a slave who frees himself from the shackles of oppression and ascends to the noble rank of minister in the pharaoh’s court.

    THE POWER OF THE RESURRECTION
    1960 / 59 Min. / Color / NR
    The Power of the Resurrection, a historical film about love, faith, friendship, and revivification, depicts Christ’s final days on earth as seen through the eyes of His Disciples, Simon and Peter.

    THE GREAT COMMANDMENT
    1939 / 80 Min. / B & W / NR
    Set in 30 A.D., The Great Commandment focuses on the emerging Christian movement and its resulting effects upon Joel, a young Judean scholar who heads up a revolt against the Romans. Despite his warlike tendencies, Joel is convinced by Jesus of Nazareth to take a peaceful approach, which helps him to avoid violence when he’s confronted by the Roman soldier who murdered his brother.

    HILL NUMBER ONE
    1951 / 57 Min. / Color / NR
    Hosted by Father Patrick Peyton, this hour-long episode of Family Theatre features an all-star cast, including Roddy McDowall, Michael Ansara, Leif Erickson, Ruth Hussey, and Gene Lockhart. But what makes this Easter Special—which revolves around Christ’s Resurrection—truly special, is an early appearance by the late, great James Dean, who imparts an inspired performance as John the Baptist.

    I BEHELD HIS GLORY
    1952 / 53 Min. / Color / NR
    Since its first broadcast during Easter Week, 1953, I Beheld His Glory has remained in steady circulation on the airwaves. Told from the perspective of the Roman centurion, Cornelius (George Macready), this religious drama follows Christ’s fateful trip to Mount Calvary towards His Crucifixion. Cornelius, a nonbeliever, was on duty in Jerusalem that day, and he found his faith at the moment of the Seven Last Words. So moved was he, Cornelius remarked, “Truly this Man was the Son of God.”

    MARTIN LUTHER
    1953 / 105 Min. / B & W / NR
    Martin Luther is the well-known religious drama that recounts the tale of his break from the Catholic Church, his posting of the 95 theses, and his eventual creation of the Protestant Movement. A dramatic highpoint of the film is Martin Luther’s (Niall MacGinnis) “Here I Stand” speech, a captivating dialogue shot candidly by director Irving Pichel, who also plays a supporting role.

    DAVID AND GOLIATH
    1961 / 92 Min. / Color / NR
    Adapted from the Old Testament, David and Goliath tells the tale of the war between the Philistines and Israelites. Intense and introspective King Saul of Israel (Orson Welles) is told by the prophets that a young shepherd named David (Ivo Payer) will rise up and seize the crown, but first, David must take on the giant Goliath (Kronos) in a battle to the death.

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