The Story of Jacob and Joseph [DVD] [1974]

Michael Cacoyannis directed the adaptation of the famous Biblical tale of Jacob and Joseph that is available on this DVD. The disc offers a standard full-frame transfer. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, and Thai subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include talent files and theatrical trailers. This is not a great disc, but genre enthusiasts should still enjoy this Columbia TriStar release.
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Special Features

  • Full-screen presentation
  • Audio: English [mono], French
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Talent files
  • Scene selections


The Story of Jacob and Joseph
The made-for-television movie The Story of Jacob and Joseph tells the Biblical tale of Jacob (Keith Michell) and Esau (Julian Glover), who spend 20 years fighting over their birthright. They eventually reconcile and sell their younger brother, Joseph (Victor LoBianco) into slavery. Joseph is taken to Egypt, where he becomes the Pharoah's chief advisor, yet he still resents his family for selling him into slavery. Alan Bates narrates the film, which is expertly adapted by screenwriter Ernest Kinoy and director Michael Cacoyannis. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Harry Andrews
    Harry Andrews
  • Alan Bates
    Alan Bates
  • Herschel Bernardi
    Herschel Bernardi - Laban
  • Colleen Dewhurst
    Colleen Dewhurst - Rebekah
  • Julian Glover
    Julian Glover

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