In honor of its 35th anniversary, The JESUS Film — the most watched film in history, having been viewed billions of times—has now been re-mastered in high-definition with a complete new musical score in Dolby 5.1 surround sound. It is also available on-demand for the very first time!
The JESUS Film is a faithful depiction of Christ’s birth, ministry, death and resurrection as told in the Gospel of Luke. Virtually every word Jesus speaks is quoted from Scripture. Over 450 leaders and scholars reviewed the script for Biblical accuracy. Further historical accuracy was ensured using clothing, pottery and other props made with first-century methods to portray a 2,000-year-old Palestinian culture.
While other films such as The Passion and The Nativity have gotten more attention in recent years, I appreciated The JESUS Film for sticking more closely to the Biblical story. The story begins in the Old Testament, with a brief overview of salvation history. It then continues to the Nativity story and on to Jesus’ life, miracles and teachings, and death. His Passion was depicted in a much less gory, more tasteful way than The Passion.
While we celebrate Christmas this month, The JESUS Film is a great reminder about why Jesus came to earth as a little baby.
The JESUS Film has been officially recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records as the Most Translated Film in history. It is now is available in 1,197 languages. In addition, more than 200 million individuals worldwide have indicated a decision to follow Jesus after viewing The JESUS Film. This story of the film’s impact over the past 35 years will be shown through an exclusive new short feature narrated by actor Ernie Hudson and available on the re-mastered widescreen DVD.
Right now in history, the girls and I are studying the time around Jesus’ birth and life. The JESUS Film was a great way to show the girls what life in Jesus’ time would have been like. I love the accurate historical detail of the movie and the way it places Jesus’ story in history.
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