Watch: A deleted scene and a bonus feature from Exodus: Gods and Kings, which comes out on Blu-Ray tomorrow

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Exodus: Gods and Kings comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray tomorrow, and the studio has released a couple new videos to mark the occasion. Check them out below the jump — and while you’re at it, if you’re a subscriber to Books & Culture, you can also read my review of the film, which appeared in its March/April issue.

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Watch: Thirteen new videos mark the Digital HD release of Exodus: Gods and Kings

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Exodus: Gods and Kings came out on Digital HD today, and the studio has revamped its official website so that it now features three new image galleries and several new videos on the making of the film. At least three other websites have posted new video clips to mark the film’s digital release, too. Check ’em all out below the jump.

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Exodus: Gods and Kings video round-up: several TV spots and an eleven-hour (!) video of the burning bush

exodus-moses-redseaIt’s been a while since I posted any videos for Exodus: Gods and Kings, but the studio has released several new TV spots, most of which feature new footage of Moses’ family, Mount Sinai, Moses tossing his sword into the Red Sea, and so on. The studio has also released what I can only assume is one of the more bizarre promotional videos ever, in the form of an eleven-hour shot of the burning bush displaying the entire Book of Exodus. Check ’em out below the jump.

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Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings (dir. Ridley Scott, 2014)

exodus-DF-02770Early on in Exodus: Gods and Kings, there’s a scene in which Moses, who is still an Egyptian prince oblivious to his Hebrew heritage, confronts an Egyptian viceroy named Hegep, who is supposed to be building a new city for the Pharaoh but seems to have diverted some of the funds towards his own luxurious lifestyle. Hegep tries to deflect Moses’ attention by pointing to the troublesome Hebrew slaves, and says he needs more resources to deal with them. As proof of how rebellious these Hebrews are, Hegep says, “Do you know what ‘Israelite’ means in their own language? ‘He who fights with God’.” An annoyed Moses replies, “‘He who wrestles with God’. There’s a difference.”

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Moses movies — the article’s up! (plus three new videos)

exodus-relevant-23I haven’t fully resolved the computer problems that I mentioned a few days ago, but I did manage to finish an article on Moses movies for Christianity Today. It gives a brief history of films and TV productions that have dramatized the life of Moses going back to 1903, and it looks at some of the key themes that have been explored across those films, including the brand new Exodus: Gods and Kings.

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Watch: Moses before and after his religious conversion in two new clips from Exodus: Gods and Kings

exodus-stable“From an economic standpoint alone, what you’re asking is problematic, to say the least.” That one line of dialogue has probably been quoted in more early reviews of Exodus: Gods and Kings than any other — and now you can hear it for yourself, in one of two new clips from the film that were posted to YouTube today.

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