- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: November 27, 2007
- Originally Released: 1952
- Label: Alpha Video
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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Description by OLDIES.com:
This inspirational three-volume miniseries chronicles the monumental events in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, from his miraculous birth in a Bethlehem stable to his crucifixion atop Calvary and glorious resurrection. Nelson Leigh (who later played judges on "Perry Mason" and "The F.B.I." and a doctor on "Bonanza") is a mesmerizing Christ whose devout followers and astonishing healing powers are eventually deemed a threat to the reigning Pharisees and their cruel Roman overseers.
Faithfully reproducing the events of The New Testament, director Edward Dew's adaptation of the greatest story ever told is more compelling, human and intimate than many of the ambitious big screen versions of Christ's incarnation. Filmed near the Kern River in Bakersfield, California, this classic Family Films production impressively captures the Biblical atmosphere and evocative landscapes of the Holy Land.
The first volume of this enlightening epic opens with the miraculous births of John the Baptist and Jesus, tracing Jesus' youth and the early days of his ministry. After John is executed, Jesus embarks on a mission to recruit disciples to help him spread the gospel of the loving God.