Four things from the Young Messiah DVD commentary


At last, I have acquired a copy of the American Blu-Ray of The Young Messiah! While it doesn’t have all that many bonus features, it does have a few of them, which is more than I can say for the Canadian disc, which has none. (The American Blu-Ray also comes with a DVD copy of the film, which the Canadian Blu-Ray does not.)

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Hail, Caesar! and the road-to-Damascus experience in film


Is Hail, Caesar! the first movie from a major Hollywood studio to depict Saint Paul’s road-to-Damascus experience on the big screen? I think it might be.

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The first four clips from Ben-Hur are now online, and a few other things we learned about the movie today


A lot of new footage from the upcoming remake of Ben-Hur went live today.

First, the website posted four clips from the film as part of a “faith-based” discussion guide. And then, a 20-minute montage of film clips was included in a simulcast hosted by Rick Warren and producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey that was streamed to churches and other venues across the country.

These clips give us our best look at the film yet, and they reveal some of the ways that this new version of Ben-Hur will differ from the versions that came before it.

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Paramount releases new character posters for Ben-Hur


Paramount released three sets of posters today featuring the five main characters from Ben-Hur. Curiously, the main set of posters — released via the film’s official social media accounts — did not include any images of Jesus, but the other two sets (at least one of which is aimed at foreign audiences) did. Check ’em out below the jump.

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Why is Jesus crying in this image from the new Ben-Hur?


Damaris Media in the UK has posted a set of community resources in connection with the upcoming release of Ben-Hur, including a church discussion guide and a youth activity pack, and along the way they have also provided some new photos from the upcoming film — including an image of Jesus shedding tears while he prays.

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A virtual-reality Jesus movie is coming this Christmas from the makers of Left Behind and The Passion of the Christ


The Jesus-movie genre is branching into a couple of high-tech formats this year.

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