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Son of God [Blu-ray] (2014)

Gary Oliver , David Rintoul  |  PG-13 |  Blu-ray
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (364 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Gary Oliver, David Rintoul, Paul Knops, Sebastian Knapp
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (DTS 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: June 3, 2014
  • Run Time: 138 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (364 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00ICWO0ZY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,935 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Now, the larger-than-life story of The New Testament gets a larger-than life treatment in the stand-alone feature SON OF GOD. Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, the film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar-winner Hans Zimmer. Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado portrays Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. It marks the first motion picture about Jesus' life since Passion of the Christ, released ten years ago.

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108 of 132 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Son of Man and the 13 Disciples May 7, 2014
Format:DVD
When I first heard about the movie SON OF GOD, I didn't think it was a good idea. SON OF GOD is a movie that mostly contains re-edited scenes about Jesus from the 2013 miniseries THE BIBLE. There are some additional scenes in the movie, but the majority of it already appeared on television. I understand wanted to reach as large an audience as possible about the gospels (good news) of Jesus, but personally, it reeked a little too much like a money grab to me to simply re-edit television footage and add a few deleted scenes to make a movie that would be released in cinemas. However, I was willing to give the movie a chance and ended up seeing it in theatres twice.

The movie begins with the apostle John, brother of James, on the island of Patmos. John begins to tell about Jesus in the form of a voice over, "In the beginning there was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God." The short intro takes the viewer through the creation of the world, the destruction of the Earth through flooding, and other events until the birth of Jesus. Then the movie quickly skips over a lifetime.

When we next see Jesus, he is walking towards the shore (from out of the wilderness and the temptation with Satan it is to be assumed) and begins gathering disciples and followers and soon he has a core group of thirteen (that's right, thirteen; more on that later) disciples that travel with him as he goes about teaching, preaching, performing miracles, and seeming to ridicule the Pharisees who question him.

Meanwhile, in Jerusalem word is brought to the high priest of the Jews, Caiaphas, of this man named Jesus. At first he doesn't think much of it and with the arrival of Pontius Pilate to the city, Caiaphas has more important matters at hand.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful May 29, 2014
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For some, the first hour or so will come off as very preachy and bible quoting. And.. it is. But, the second half is so powerful and moving that it will strike an emotional chord with even the most agnostic viewer. Just really intense.
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30 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing and Emotional Movie May 2, 2014
Format:DVD
I watched this movie and I had tears for the simplicity and spontaneous way the actor play the part of Jesus. That's how I think of Jesus, a wholeheart Master. I will get the Blue Ray as soon as it comes out. Emotions belongs to the Spirit. God Bless
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest story ever told June 15, 2014
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Son of God depicts the the greatest story ever told, the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus, the son of God. If you are a Christian, you will be moved by the movie's re-enactment as the actors and settings will take you back to when our Savior walked the Earth, and how Jesus died so we may have eternal life. If you do not believe in Jesus as your personal savior, perhaps this movie will touch your heart and allow you to accept Him into your life.

The movie's actors and settings are beautifully done making this movie a visual treat. The story is simply told allowing the true magnificence of truth to shine brightly.

Finally, read John 3:16 to learn about how you can have eternal life and enter paradise as depicted in Son of God.

Recommend.
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29 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREATEST STORY SIMPLY TOLD April 24, 2014
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Although this was taken from The Bible Miniseries which aired last year on the History Channel, this does very well as a stand
alone production. It's simple and straight forward .Some may quibble that it jumps from one scene to the next and doesn't spend enough time fleshing out details. For example in the raising of Lazarus, viewers should have been introduced to Mary, Martha and Lazarus prior to his death. Showed no connection to Jesus and the 12. Actual raising didn't have the impact it should have had.All in all Diogo Morgodo was an inspiring, compassionate Jesus and the rest of the cast did quite well. I think this will become an annual Easter classic.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Christian Movie May 27, 2014
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For those wanting to know the story of Jesus I thought it was a pretty good depiction of the Son of God. Good movie
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
By HAMLET
Format:DVD
I wasn’t planning on seeing this film, seeing that the mini-series “The Bible” took so many liberties with Holy Writ, but I thought, “It’s a Christian film, and it’s good to support it.”

The one scene I did like was when the Jews protested unto Pilate, the Roman procurator of Judea, that he had used the Temple money to bring a stream of water to Jerusalem, and he ordered his guards to conceal daggers underneath their clothing, and at a given signal, a massacre ensued. That was taken out of Antiquities of the Jews, written by Flavius Josephus, a Jewish historian who lived from 37 A.D - 100 A.D. Even that scene, though, was badly done, in my opinion.

And the key verse was taken from an inferior translation of the Bible. The correct reading is “For God so loveth the world, that He hath given His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.” —The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ According to John 3:16.

The word begotten is critical to the understanding of the text, and is taken from the Greek word monogenes, which has 2 meanings, which you can look up on any search engine, and it will guide you to an appropriate website.

I must add that Jesus’ baptism was only partially shown, and the Holy Ghost coming on Him in the form of a dove was omitted.

I do NOT recommend this film version of Jesus’ life. However, if it does get people to actually read the Bible, all well and good. Laud be unto the Father, who liveth forever and ever. Amen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great depiction of our Lord and Savior and His trials ...
Great depiction of our Lord and Savior and His trials and conflicts with mankind. He did nothing wrong and was put to death.
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The movie was very moving. You couldn't help but cry with some of the scenes. It is worth buying and watching.
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Excellent
Published 10 hours ago by C M Green
1.0 out of 5 stars More hype than hope
Not as good as I thought. Better story told in the Bible.
Published 14 hours ago by R. M. Rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fantastic movie
Published 17 hours ago by Jared Fulmer
5.0 out of 5 stars World needs this movie
Great movie, very true to the bible.
Published 22 hours ago by Dorothy A. Myers
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good movie
Published 22 hours ago by KatyaB
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent book. I wish it was available when I was 15 years old.
Published 1 day ago by ed775
3.0 out of 5 stars Its Okay but could of been better
I first saw this in the Bible Miniseries which is way better. when I saw This Version Son of God they deleted a few scenes, added different scenes and move things around. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Icebergtech
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