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Default The Jesus Film Blu-ray (35th Anniversary Edition) April 1st 2014

The Jesus Film Blu-ray (35th Anniversary Edition)

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The classic 1979 Jesus Film is rated G. The original 1979 budget was 6 million dollars. The Jesus Film has been viewed more than 6 billion times around the world and translated in 1,200 languages. Now for the first time the Jesus Film has been released on the Blu-ray format on April 1st 2014 in beautiful high-definition and 5.1 lossless audio. I ended up watching this Blu-ray movie and all the extra features twice since it was very enjoyable. This movie is one of the most historically accurate movies about the life of Jesus Christ since it faithful sticks to the Gospel of Luke for the script with very minor artistic license. The Jesus film is unique film since it shows the literal Creation of Adam from the dust of the earth and then the fall of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden (original sin and God’s judgment is explained so one knows why one needs a Savior). Then Abraham is briefly shown on the screen with the concept of animal sacrifices required as a temporally covering for ones sins until the Messiah comes. The movie shows Jesus Christ being the true ultimate sacrificial lamb for people’s sins. Some world religions today still sacrifice animals as a sin offering. Many world religions for several thousands of years since the time of Creation would sacrifice animals as a sin offering. Christianity has been preached around the world for nearly 2,000 years. People that converted to Christianity over the many centuries stopped sacrificing animals as a sin offering since Jesus Christ became the once and only true sacrificial lamb for all time.

This Jesus Film has a strong Gospel message with no compromise. At the end of the Film people are given the opportunity to say a prayer to receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.





Video quality

This dual layer Blu-ray disc uses a total of 41.2GB out of 50GB. The movie, menus, and trailer all use the MPEG-4/AVC codec. This Blu-ray movie uses MPEG-4/AVC codec at around 37Mbps for some scenes in the movie (many scenes averaged around 35Mbps for MPEG-4/AVC bit rate). This 1979 Jesus Film looks beautiful in high-definition. Facial detail and overall screen resolution detail is excellent. Color quality is also very good. This is the best the Jesus Film has every looked. Most people who saw the Jesus film in the past only have seen it in SD quality with a 4:3 ratio. Now the Jesus Film is in true high-definition widescreen on Blu-ray for the very first time. This movie has several language subtitle options.






Audio quality

The Jesus Film has an English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD soundtrack that is bit for bit exactly the same as the studio master soundtrack. This movie has never sounded this good before. While most the film audio is mixed for the front speakers, there are times when the full 5.1 surround sound kicks in with deep subwoofer bass. For example the scene where Jesus gets in the boat with his disciples, and then shortly after there is a storm with lightning flash across the sky with loud thunder. I really enjoyed the deep bass and surround sound mix for that scene in the movie. There are several different language options for this Blu-ray disc.






Extra features

The extra features for the Jesus Film were so enjoyable to watch that I watched them twice. All the extra features use the MPEG-4/AVC codec with 2.0 English Dolby Digital audio. The “IMPACT OF THE JESUS FILM” and “JESUS TRAILER” are both in 1080P HD quality. The “HISTORICAL NOTES” and “MAKING OF THE JESUS FILM” are in 480I SD quality. I wish there existed an audio commentary for this movie, however no commentary track exists for this film.






Conclusion

The Jesus Film is rated G and is ideal for all ages. It is extremely faithful to the historical record found in the Gospel of Luke and Genesis. Even though the Jesus Film has been viewed more than 6 billion times, most people have never experienced the Jesus Film at this quality level. The high bit rate MPEG-4/AVC 1080P Blu-ray has a gorgeous picture quality and the 5.1 lossless surround sound quality is outstanding. This Blu-ray is highly recommended for people that want to know more about the true history of Jesus Christ.
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