The Bible [DVD] [1966]

  • SKU: 6690299
  • Release Date: 03/16/2004
  • Rating: G
Filmed with a cast of thousands (as the old saying goes) this chronicle of the Old Testament is sometimes breathtaking to behold visually, though audiences did not exactly line up around the block to see it when it was originally released in the mid-'60s. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment's DVD of the biblical epic probably won't win over many new converts, but the disc is nevertheless excellent, if a bit sparse on the extras front. The anamorphic widescreen picture (2.55:1) is wonderful and is relatively free of digital artifacts. The image is consistently sharp and colorful. To be honest, critics have never been kind to this film. But there are more than enough visually splendid (and almost surreal) moments to keep things lively, especially during the opening scenes in the Garden of Eden and the later Tower of Babel scenes. The disc has been given a new two-channel Dolby Digital English soundtrack, though the original English mono track has thankfully been supplied as well. A French mono soundtrack is also available and the disc has been given English and Spanish subtitle options. The original theatrical trailer has been included, along with other Fox DVD trailers.
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 8)

Special Features


  • Anamorphic widescreen (aspect ratio 2.55:1)
  • Audio: English stereo, English mono, French mono
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


The Bible: In the Beginning
The Bible was intended by producer Dino De Laurentiis as the first in a series of films which would eventually cover the Old and New Testament in their entireties. The many directors engaged for this project dropped out one by one, leaving only the adventurous John Huston. As a result, this film was the first and last in the series; its subtitle In the Beginning refers to the fact that only the first 22 chapters of Genesis ended up on film. After creation, we are introduced to the buff-naked Adam and Eve (Michael Parks and Ulla Bergyd), whose fall from grace segues into the Cain and Abel story. Next on the docket is the story of Noah, played by director Huston, who'd originally wanted Charlie Chaplin for the role. Abraham's sacrifice is then dramatized, with George C. Scott as the beleaguered protagonist. In quick succession, we are offered the Tower of Babel, the defiance of Nimrod, and Sodom and Gomorroh. Tying together these Old Testament episodes is Peter O'Toole as three angels; Ava Gardner also shows up in the role of Sarah. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Michael Parks
    Michael Parks - Adam
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    Ulla Bergryd - Eve
  • Richard Harris
    Richard Harris - Cain
  • John Huston
    John Huston - Narrator, Noah



Overall customer rating

4.4
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Blu-ray Edition

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    Tri1256
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    I gave this blu-ray as a gift to my family. We had a VHS version and wanted to get it in blu-ray. The quality is great (both sound and picture). Overall, highly satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    story of the bible

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    lettuce9
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    Enjoyed watching a classic movie ! A+ actors and actress. This movie was made so long ago, but always great to watch!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Should be good

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    Brothab1912
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    I did not see this movie yet but I did see a preview. It seems like the most realistic story since the Ten Commandments.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    learn about the Bible

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    ghilargue
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    Is good to learn a bout the bible. But keep in mind that the best source Is the bible itself

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great biblical movie

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    Kate
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    The entire family can enjoy this and know the story actually follows the bible

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    gift

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    girl82
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    Purchased as a gift for my dad. He loved it, so I bought a copy for myself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    a quick way to know your bibble story

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    miki
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    nice movie to watch with all family member's with out age restriction

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    was bought for a friend

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    Babs
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    great! the most accurate bible stories I've seen. Thanks

    I would recommend this to a friend



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