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Joshua [DVD] [2002]

  • SKU: 4802351
  • Release Date: 10/22/2002
  • Rating: G
Tony Goldwyn stars in the uplifting family story Joshua. The film is presented in a decent looking 1.33:1 full frame transfer that sports solid colors and dark black levels. While the transfer for this film looks very presentable, there are a few minor imperfections including some dirt/grain and a small amount of pixilation. Otherwise this is a decent transfer that should please fans. The soundtrack is presented in both Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround as well as Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, both in English. The main directional effects and surround sounds for this audio track come in the form of popular Christian artist Michael W. Smith's emotional film score. Otherwise, this is a mostly front heavy mix that features distortion free dialogue, effects and music. Joshua features a few supplemental materials, starting with a behind-the-scenes look at the film. This short featurette includes interviews with the cast, crew and author of the best-selling novel on which the film is based. Some production notes, cast and crew info, a theatrical trailer and TV teaser round out the special features on this disc.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

    Special Features

    • Full screen version
    • 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
    • 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio
    • Joshua: Behind-the-scenes
    • Joshua Trailor
    • Joshua TV Spot
    • Production notes
    • Cast and Crew information
    • Scene index
    • Digitally mastered
    • English closed captioning
    • Closed Captioned


    A mysterious stranger brings both spiritual comfort and a certain level of distrust to a small community in this drama based on the spiritual best-seller by Joseph Girzone. A mysterious man named Joshua (Tony Goldwyn) arrives in the small Midwestern town of Auburn sometime in the late 19th century. Joshua sets up a carpentry shop in Auburn, and soon develops a reputation for his kind and unselfish nature; after bad weather nearly destroys a church in the town's African-American neighborhood, Joshua offers to help repair the building, and has soon persuaded much of the community to offer their support, including Father Pat (Kurt Fuller), a priest at Auburn's Catholic church. Father Pat's superior, Father Tardone (F. Murray Abraham) is also struck by Joshua's talent, charm, and humble desire to help others, and asks him to carve a new statue of Saint Peter for their church. However, while much of the town is following the good example set by Joshua, when people begin to ascribe supernatural powers to the town's new carpenter, Father Tardone begins to become suspicious, and wants to know who Joshua really is and what he really intends to do in Auburn. Joshua features an original song score by popular contemporary Christian musician Michael W. Smith. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Tony Goldwyn
      Tony Goldwyn - Joshua
    • F. Murray Abraham
      F. Murray Abraham - Father Tardone
    • Kurt Fuller
      Kurt Fuller - Father Pat Hayes
    • Stacy Edwards
      Stacy Edwards - Maggie
    • Colleen Camp
      Colleen Camp - Joan Casey

    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Ultimate Best Heart Warming Movie Ever


      Even though this is a low key movie, it is the most up lifting and heart warming movie I have ever seen. Joshua is the one stranger in this world that you want to have in your life, if only for a short time. At the end, it really makes you wonder. Get ready to smile and cry all in one session. Excellent movie!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Uplifting Religious Message


      This is an awesome story of Jesus returning as Joshua and one of his missions is spiritually restoring the harmony in a dysfunctional town. It's simple and yet so refreshing. Even the actors speaking after the movie are inspiring. Great movie!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      As good as the book

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I suggest reading the book by the same name first. It will deeply move you. Then, the movie will bring to life more than I took from some parts of the book, only because it was someone else's vision, wonderful.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Loved this movie!

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      A well made, well acted movie on a modern day Jesus. Based on the book, good adaptation of the book. It was a moving story. Loved it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Must see for the spiritual types!

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      An original way to show the second coming of Christ. F. Murray Abraham is outstanding in his role. Great climax that will have you sobbing!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good movie

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      • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

      Bought this for my mom, she loved it and happy I found it for her.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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