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Barabbas [Blu-ray]

4.2 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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Based on the novel by Par Lagerkvist, winner of a Nobel Prize in Literature, Barabbas is a four-part mini-series that explores the story of a man whose life was spared because of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. To be shot on location in Tunisia, this sweeping epic is an ultimate story of redemption that will pick up where the Bible left off.

Product Details

  • Actors: Billy Zane, Hristo Shopov, Paolo Seganti, Christina Capotondi, Filippo Nigro
  • Directors: Roger Young
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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    Not Rated
  • Studio: Sonar Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 24, 2013
  • Run Time: 216 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00DC6YEEM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,405 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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All in all, this is an EXCELLENT movie for those who question their identity and their destiny in Christ.

Admittedly the storyline drags in the beginning. Personally, I feel that this movie would have had a much bigger impact on/for families, with a little less "action-packed" violence and sexual-innuendo throughout the movie.

This is probably why it was not rated; and ended up as a 2012 "lost Christian TV movie"---not readily available through Christian retailers/outlets. With that said:

Billy Zane was totally believable as Barabbas. Although a rogue character; Barabbas is intriguing and real when he asks all the really tough questions ---WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY, HOW, and most importantly; WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME [eventually he finds the answer to all of these questions].

Anna Valle's character "Claudia" (as Pontius Pilate's wife) was also very intriguing (did she know Jesus personally?).

Although this movie is clearly not entirely factual; who can say for certain, that the real Barabbas mentioned in the Bible, was not used mightily in this way for God's purposes?

The ending was thrilling [I didn't see it coming] and easily believable---it made my heart "skip a beat"---it made me think about what is really important in this life, and beyond!

SEE IT; and tell your friends!!!
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Wow. This is a true B movie. The voices of everyone sound really weird. The acting is wooden. The story is not all that interesting. I am not sure to whom this would appeal. I am shocked by the glowing reviews. I am glad I only paid $4 for this. It's really hard to get through because everything about it is just so cheesy.
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This story was nicely done. A wonderful story of redemption. I did not see the other reviews. This is not like todays films filled with and dependent upon high tech distractions. This is like the films that depend upon acting and the scenery. I think Billy Zane did a great job of being Barabbas, and Cristiana Capotondi who played Ester was wonderful. Actually all the actors and actresses made this story seem real and that is what a movie like this is supposed to do. I actually started this on T.V. but could not stay up for all of it as I had to go to work the next day so I bought it. I am very glad I did.
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Billy Zane does an excellent job portraying Barabbas in this movie! If you love bible story characters buy this movie and if you like watching a handsome well built male movie star you will enjoy watching this movie, lol! Enjoy
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In response to another review, this is NOT dubbed. The voices and lips are in sync. Barabbas does Not tell Jesus to shut up. He does tell Judas Iscariot to shut up. This is a work of fiction based on a Nobel Prize winning novel. I dislike the lies portrayed near the end. Peter never went to Rome. Paul did. There is also no record of Mark's ever going to Rome. Christ did not tell Peter that if Peter did not allow himself to be crucified then Christ would have to die again. Christ's death was a one time sacrifice. In the book and original movie, Barabbas is crucified due to his misguided part in the burning of Rome. He was never portrayed as a martyr.
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This movie was good but not great. The actors were really good acting out the character, the storyline starts out at the end or mid way through and then it jumps back to the beginning. I like how Barabbas was willing and wanting to change his ways finally at towards the end and wanting to be passionate about it.
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This version is not bad at all and seems to follow the book more closely. Zane does a good job as Barabbas production values are decent. I'm a fan of the A. QUINN version which I thought was excellent. This movie though not up to par with it predecessor is well worth watching.
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Seen this movie and had to have it, Its a movie about the life of Barabbas, Its an epic story of faith and redemption, they were to chose to crucify Jesus or Barabbas, a man who was a thief, killer, he was not a very nice guy, he even stole from Jesus, This story is a spiritual journey of a survivor who's life was spared because of extraordinary circumstances. and his quest to understand the man who did nothing and died for him . This is One DVD that contains 2 parts of one movie.
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