The greatest stories of the Old Testament are brought to the screen with astounding scope and power in this international film which depicts the first 22 chapters of Genesis. This is the spectacular story of man's creation, his fall, his survival and his indomitable faith in the future. Matching the epic scale of the production are performances by George C. Scott as Abraham, Ava Gardner as Sarah, and Peter O'Toole as the haunting presence of the Angle of God. The legendary John Huston directs and delivers a commanding performance as Noah. From the film's opening amidst cosmic chaos, to its lingering message of hope and salvation, The Bible stands as a monumental motion picture achievement.
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Record Label 20th Century Fox
Format Color / DVD / NTSC
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.58" Width: 5.38" Height: 0.59"
Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Release Date Mar 17, 2015
Publisher 20th Century Fox
Availability 0 units.
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Reviews - What do our customers think?
|One of the best biblical accounts Feb 26, 2010|
|They made this movie when men did not presume to change the accounts of the Bible. I first saw this movie at one of its premiere showings in San Francisco, 1966 on a junior high school field trip. It's every bit as good to see now. Kids love to watch it as well as adults. Fast shipping. If you want to see an accurate well acted movie true to the biblical text; see this one. Fast shipping.|
|Excellent Feb 17, 2010|
|This DVD is highly recommended to use as teaching and just learning of God's wonders. I truly enjoyed it.|
|A Biblical Epic When Biblical Epics Were Passe' Jan 9, 2010|
|I saw this in the theater when I was 10 years old, and I was both captivated and bored at the same time. John Huston once said he always wanted to do a biblical epic, but unfortunately he was a little late. By 1966 these type of epics had become passe as indicated a year earlier by the box office and critical failure of George Stevens' mammoth all-star production of the story of Christ "The Greatest Story Ever Told" (PLEASE! John Wayne as a Roman centurian?). Biblical epics hit their stride in the 50s with the first Cinemascope presentation of "The Robe" through "The Ten Commandments" and then hit their peak with "Ben Hur" in 1959. By the early 60s, it had become more fashionable to do epics that were straight out of the history books rather than the Bible with the likes of "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago". |
So what does old John do? He goes way back to well...The Beginning. Starts off with the story of Adam and Steve, oops...Adam and Eve (my apologies to gay community) starring a very young pre-"Then Came Bronson" Michael Parks in the buff. This segment is rather frustrating because to get the censors off his back for the nakedness presented here, John opt for soft-focus lenses and very little exposure resulting in a rather dark fuzzy picture. We, of course, move on to Richard Harris playing Caine beating his brother Abel to a pulp, the world's first murder, and then cast out of the Garden of Eden. Then we come to the most entertaining part of the film, Noah and the Ark. With Huston himself playing Noah, this segment has the only comedy you'll find here while still maintaining the dignity of the story. Whenever I watch this part, I just can't help but be reminded of Bill Cosby's classic Noah routine:
Noah: What! What do you want?
God: YOU GOT TWO MALE HIPPOS THERE AND YOU NEED TO TAKE ONE OUT AND BRING IN A FEMALE!
Noah: I'm not doing nothin' you change one of them!
God: COME ON, YOU KNOW I DON'T WORK LIKE THAT!
After the intermission, we go into the Tower of Babel with an unrecognizable Stephen Boyd playing Nimrod. Then the film really starts to bog down with the story of Abraham that is just too slow and long despite George C. Scott's passionate performance. The only highlight is when we get to Sodom and Gomorrah. Here, Huston does a really neat little special effect with Peter O'Toole playing the three angels. You see the angels all sitting in the same frame with their hooded robes shadowing their faces, when each one speaks, you see O'Toole's face appear! Pretty nifty! After that, the film just continues to drag on to the final attempted sacrifice of Abraham's son Isaac at the conclusion.
Is the film a total failure? I wouldn't say so. Technically, it's beautifully done with great cinematography and a majestic music score by Toshirô Mayuzumi that would've even made Miklós Rózsa (Ben Hur) envious. Huston initially wanted this to be part one of a series on the Old Testament, but the box office performance pretty much nixed that. So, basically I would recommend this film to Bible completist and maybe parents who would want to present the Old Testament to their kids in a more entertaining fashion. The Bible is a very metaphorically cryptic book to be able to translate well to the big screen. Only "The Ten Commandments" was able pull it off successfully in terms of going more verbatim while the "The Robe" and "Ben Hur" used the Bible as more of a backdrop of a human story. Again, nice try John for tackling a difficult source, but too long and a little too late.
|boring, cheesy, and bad video quality Oct 2, 2009|
|Despite the fact that I'm not religious at all. I was interested in watching this movie because of the A-list cast with actors like Ava Gardner and Peter O'Toole. It was a very boring movie to watch and despite the fact that I rented it from this site, I just couldn't keep watching and gave up on it. |
Like other people have complained, the parts with Adam and Eve are too dark. It was annoying because you can't see anything in those parts. The actors that play them are very wooden. The entire movie is just really boring and cheesy.
This certain movie just skips and its jittery in a lot of parts, its just not in good quality. I've rented other movies from this site and they were of good quality and I didn't have these problems with them. Its sad that A-list actors wasted their talents on this movie. Oh well you win some, you lose some.
Ben-Hur was a great movie. I suggest that instead of this movie, even if you're not religious, the acting and plot are much better in that movie and the actors show passion, charisma, and character for their roles.
|BAD PICTURE QUALITY Sep 12, 2009|
|I WAS TOTALLY DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS MOVIE, THE QUALITY WAS BAD TOO MAYBE THAT IS BECAUSE IT IS AN OLD MOVIE, IT IS A ONE TIME WATCH.|
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