Watch: Jesus breaks the Sabbath and calls God his Father in a new clip from The Lumo Project’s The Gospel of John


The Lumo Project’s word-for-word adaptation of The Gospel of John comes to DVD next month, and the distributor has already released three clips from the film to whet our appetites. Now there’s a fourth, which you can watch below the jump.

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First look: The Young Messiah, based on Anne Rice’s Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt. (And yes, the film has a new title.)


It’s been a long, long road to the big screen for Anne Rice’s Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt — see here for more details — and now, with the film in the can and the release date only six months away, there is one final twist: a change to the movie’s title.

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Watch: The second trailer for Risen, starring Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton as Roman soldiers and Cliff Curtis as Jesus


Four months ago, we got our first good look at Risen (formerly known as Clavius), the film that stars Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton as a couple of Roman soldiers who investigate the disappearance of Jesus’ body. Now, today, with the film’s January 22 release less than five months away, we have a second, even longer, trailer, which consists almost entirely of new footage. Check it out below the jump.

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Watch: Three clips and a trailer for The Gospel of John


The Lumo Project’s Gospel of John has been available on Netflix for several months, but for those who don’t subscribe to Netflix — and for those who want a copy that they can watch offline — the film will be coming out on DVD in seven weeks.

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Four Jesus films make Pop Classics’ “ancient movies” list


Juliette Harrisson, who writes about films and TV shows with a Greco-Roman hook at the always enjoyable Pop Classics blog, has posted a list of her ten favorite “ancient historical movies and TV shows” — and it includes four Jesus films. Check it out here. (And if you haven’t checked out her post on Pontius Pilate in film yet, do.)

Su Re — a Rashomon-like version of the Passion?


Most Jesus films tell a coherent story, or at least they try to: either they are based on a single gospel, or they try to “harmonize” the gospels by including certain story elements while omitting others. One film, however, makes a point of underlining the differences and even contradictions between the four canonical gospels.

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