Experience The Visual Bible's Matthew. This powerful and entertaining film is taken word for word from the text of the New International Version translation. This multi-million dollar production appeals to all ages, and it offers educational, spiritual and entertainment value.
"The goal of The Visual Bible is to put the entire Bible on film using only Scripture to tell the story."
Filmed on location in Tunisia, Morocco and South Africa, Matthew features a cast of thousands, historically accurate costuming and award-winning directing. The film stars Emmy award-winning actor Richard Kiley as Matthew, and introduces Bruce Marchiano as Jesus.
The DVD comes in two discs that play approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes and has special features: Main Menu, Languages (English & Spanish), Search by Chapters, Search by Events (99 events), Special Features, and Biographies.
"From one trained in theology...best Jesus movie ever! I am a graduate of a Christian University (Trinity Intl., Deerfield, IL) with years of Bible study behind me and ongoing. At age 65 I have never seen any portrayal of Jesus as wonderful as this movie gives. Bruce caught for me the essence of a loving, tender, open, "normal" being, full of joy and compassion. When Jesus touches people in this film, I feel the wonder of His love as never before, for I am sure that this was the way in which he interacted."
(E. S. - VA)
"The best of all movies about Jesus so far! This was an experience rather than just a great movie for me.... I have very often wished I were "There" at that time, and have endlessly envied the people who saw and heard Jesus."
(O. E. - CA)
"Excellent Rendition of Jesus. This is the best depiction of Jesus Christ I have ever viewed. Jesus is portrayed as a happy and very compassionate man. Any other video I have seen shows Jesus as either a wimp, or arrogant with little or no compassion. This is definitely different. When Jesus is shown with the woman from Sidon or telling Matthew to "follow me", He shows such compassion. The movie shows the way you pictured it would be when Jesus interacted with people. I can't say enough of how excellent this is!"
(S. B. - MI)
"Are you tired of reenactments that aren't faithful to scripture? Then the Visual Bible is for you. This entire four hour video is word-for-word from the NIV. No subtractions or deletions. It is beautifully filmed and would be great for group study. You can even follow along with the verses because they are placed at the bottom of the screen. The Jesus of this video is amazing. He's full of life and happy. Yes, I said, "happy". If you're used to the older videos such as "Jesus of Nazareth" and "The Greatest Story Ever Told" then this portrayal of Jesus may be a bit of a shock. I'm not down-playing these videos, I think they're great. However, the Visual Bible seems to better portray Jesus as the scriptures do. By the end of this video you truly see the bond between Jesus and the apostles. You will also see the most gruesome crucifixion scene that I've ever seen done. You can almost feel His pain. I would definitely recommend this video to anyone wishing to enrich his or her spiritual life through the powerful medium of video. "
(S. H. - TX)