Just a few quick items with a biblical connection of some sort.
1. At last, Mervyn LeRoy’s adaptation of Quo Vadis (1951), starring Deborah Kerr and Peter Ustinov, is going to get a proper release on DVD — and on Blu-Ray, too. The Warner Home Video press release indicates the film will come with all the usual bonus features, and while the two-disc DVD is due to come out in November, the Blu-Ray will not be available until just before Easter.
In related news, Matt Page noted yesterday that Sue Jones-Davies, who played the romantic lead in Life of Brian, is now the Mayor of Aberystwyth in Wales and recently commented on the fact that Life of Brian is still banned in that region, almost 30 years after the film came out.
4. The Independent says it looks increasingly likely that the sequels to The Golden Compass (2007) will never be made, not least since no one has talked to author Philip Pullman about making them — whereas during the making of the earlier film, he was consulted quite frequently. I know, I know, these are not quite biblical movies per se, but if the sequels followed the books they would certainly feature biblical characters.