Exodus: Gods and Kings: Blu-Ray bonus features revealed

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Exodus: Gods and Kings comes to Digital HD four weeks from now, on March 3, and then it comes to Blu-Ray two weeks after that, on March 17. And now, via High-Def Digest, we have more information regarding what will be on those Blu-Ray sets.

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Watch: Simeon and Anna in movies about the infant Jesus


Today, for many Christians, is the Feast of the Meeting (or Presentation) of Our Lord in the Temple. It commemorates the time when Joseph and Mary took Jesus to the Temple forty days after he was born, and there met Simeon and Anna, two old people who recognized the Christ child and made great predictions about his future.

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The Ben-Hur remake has started principal photography


The third feature-film adaptation of Lew Wallace’s Ben-Hur started principal photography in Italy today. The press release doesn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know about the cast, but it does let us know a bit more about the crew behind the camera. Check it out below the jump. (The studio did not release any pictures from the film’s first day on set, so the picture above comes from the 1959 film.)

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Watch: The early Christians can feel it coming in the air tonight in the Super Bowl spot for A.D.: The Bible Continues


NBC aired another TV spot for A.D., the follow-up to the History Channel miniseries The Bible, during the Super Bowl today. Check it out below the jump.

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Exodus: Gods and Kings: coming to Blu-Ray in March, plus new behind-the-scenes photos


Exodus: Gods and Kings reached two milestones today.

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Jesus movies and, um, rude bodily noises

Warning: This post includes a few irreverent images from irreverent films.


Years ago, I used to say that if I ever made a movie about Jesus, I would include a scene in which he excuses himself to use the facilities (whatever they might have been in the first century), just to show that his humanity extended even to his “lower” bodily functions. I was reminded of that the other day when Bilge Ebiri, one of the critics who caught the Last Days in the Desert premiere at Sundance this week, wondered on Twitter if this was the first Jesus movie to have a “fart joke”.

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