ORIGIN: Design, Chance, and the First Life on Earth DVD

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ILLUSTRA MEDIA Presents The Long Awaited Sequel to Unlocking the Mystery of Life
ORIGIN:Design, Chance, and the First Life on Earth

This long awaited sequel to Illustra's landmark documentary, Unlocking the Mystery of Life, challenges the paradigm of scientific materialism and the belief that life is nothing more than the product of blind, undirected processes.

With spectacular computer animation and cutting-edge research, ORIGIN examines a question that has baffled science for centuries: How did life on Earth begin? Today, most researchers insist it arose through simple chemistry that-without direction or plan-somehow transformed inanimate matter into the first living cell. Yet, this explanation is devoid of evidence and unsatisfying, even to its most ardent supporters.

As ORIGIN exposes the flaws of materialistic theories, you'll travel through a molecular universe to encounter extraordinary biological engineering crucial to the survival of every organism that has ever existed. Engineering that points unmistakably to intelligence and mind.

ORIGIN is a film that transcends science to touch the heart and mind of anyone who has ever pondered the deepest mystery of the human experience: Where did we come from and why are we here?


Endorsements for ORIGIN

"Illustra Media has done it again! ORIGIN explores the question of the origin of life and presents a logically and visually compelling case for intelligent design. I would highly recommend this film for believers and skeptics, as well as churches, families, and schools."
Sean McDowell, Ph.D.
Author, Speaker, Professor

“Fantastic film! I’m going to share ORIGIN with everyone I know. I just sent the trailer to all my Twitter followers!”
Lee Strobel
Author—The Case for a Creator

“Utterly amazing! ORIGIN explores difficult concepts in biology, chemistry, and math and visualizes them in ways people can easily grasp. The animation is excellent.”
James Tour, PhD
Professor of Chemistry, Rice University

“How life began is not just an apologetics issue; it is THE apologetics issue because how one views his origin story will ultimately determine how he lives his life.
That’s why I’m so excited that our friends at Illustra Media have outdone themselves with their newest film ORIGIN: Design, Chance and the First Life on Earth. It combines top-drawer scholarship with stunning artistry in what is destined to be a classic.”
Hank Hanegraaff
President, Christian Research Institute

" Simply fascinating and eye opening. ORIGIN will make you think about the start of life--a start that was no accident.”
Darrell L. Bock
Executive Director for Cultural Engagement,
Dallas Theological Seminary

“What a delight to watch this latest gem by Illustra Media. ORIGIN is a fabulous production on a topic that is so important. ARN will enthusiastically promote this incredible DVD.”
Art Battson
Director--Access Research Network

“Both my six-year old and I watched ORIGIN with great interest on different levels. Naturalistic explanations for the origin of life require unreasonable faith and this film shows why. Very well done.”
Corey Miller, PhD
President & CEO of Ratio Christi

“The film is a masterpiece. The audience was riveted to the screen. The whole thing was gorgeous to the max.”
Tom Woodward
President—CS Lewis Society

“Bravo, Illustra! There is no way for an honest heart and mind to watch ORIGIN and not start asking all the most important questions. It’s a phenomenal tool for starting important discussions with your family and friends. This is the best film I've laid eyes on in a long while, and I just added it to a prominent spot in my sharing library.”
Shawn Boonstra
Director—Voice of Prophecy


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DVD Edition Details:

  • Region 0 (Playable Everywhere), NTSC
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Wide Screen
  • Single Disc
  • Running Time: Approx. 46 minutes
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles in English
  • Bonus Features
  • UPC: 804671333111

Blu-ray Edition Details:

  • Region 5 (Playable Everywhere), NTSC
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Wide Screen
  • Single Disc
  • Running Time: Approx. 46 minutes
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles in English
  • UPC: 804671333128

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6 Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Mark Thompson on Sep 19th 2019

    Received the bluray when I wanted the DVD but I converted it so it's no big deal though I don't know what the bonus features would've been. One of the best overviews of the improbability of evolution I have ever seen and recommended viewing to anyone.

  • 5
    Excellent presentation of the science and the logic behind the origins of life on earth.

    Posted by Lynn Jansky on Aug 31st 2019

    Magnificent, majestic, excellent, affirming, confirming, comprehensible, stabilizing, encouraging, fascinating presentation. I love the TRUTH. How lovely and beautiful it is. I am so deeply grateful to all the people who put this together. It is so edifying and esteems our Creator for who He really is.

  • 5
    Perfect for those who think that "chance" is on the side of evolution

    Posted by Aiden Humphrey on Apr 27th 2018

    Most of us lack direct experience with very large numbers, and so we have no way of understanding the probabilistic resources that are actually required to make a random search of a large possibility space.

    This lack of understanding helps darwinists appeal to "chance" to source the basis of life - but it reveals deep mathematical inexperience and naivete.

    It may come as a surprise that the universe of all possible proteins is vastly, vastly larger than the known cosmos, and so, to find a single 150 properly folded protein chain in this universe is staggeringly unlikely.

    How unlikely? You need to see this presentation to find out.

    The creators of this presentation use insightful means of helping the average person to appreciate that, even if the entire planet was converted into an enormous protein search machine - that it just does not have the probabilistic resources required to make a random search of the ultra vast universe of all possible proteins.

  • 5
    Indisputable facts

    Posted by Dan Schneider on Feb 1st 2018

    This video drives home the one indisputable fact that statistically there is virtually no chance for any of the basic building blocks of a reproducible cell to come into being aside from intelligent intervention. I have never seen this one point debated with the evolutionists. If it were, the whole evolution theory would be stopped in its tracks. It couldn't have statistically happened. This video does a great job describing this fact.

    I have been waiting for 20 years for someone to make this point. Thanks Illustra Media.

  • 5
    Great introduction to origin of life challenges

    Posted by Vance Nordman on Jan 9th 2017

    The video does a great job of informing the non scientist about the challenges in explaining the origin of life in our universe without God. I believe many if not most people today assume science has a good explanation for how life originated. The video does a good job of showing how chance is not a viable explanation and how materialistic explanations face severe problems.

  • 5
    Best Video on The Origin

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 5th 2016

    I got this video as an additional resource and it has exceeded my expectations. Something everyone should watch at least once to get a better understanding of the current theories out there.