Producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett have enlisted literal armies of fine actors, three excellent directors, and judicious selection of Old and New Testament episodes for this “epic miniseries.” While there is occasional unevenness in the picture quality, this huge undertaking succeeds where some of its biblical predecessors have failed in delivering an effective dramatic whole.
Forget the historical inaccuracies, the second season of The Borgias is an addictive guilty pleasure you won’t want to miss on Blu-ray.
A two-hour retelling of the Book of Esther, this biblical epic has some spectacular visual and audio effects, but is undermined by sub-par dialogue and rather lame performances by its king and queen.
Terrible melodrama and a retread of the same plots from the previous mini-series, The Pillars of the Earth, make World Without End, seem like no more than lame imitation hoping for similar success.
October Baby unfolds with all the subtlety of a music video and a PSA message. Skip it unless you’re in the specific audience this is aimed at.
A well crafted film by Steve Taylor, Blue Like Jazz takes viewers along a young man’s journey through faith lost and found. Both cinematography and soundtrack are first rate.
The performances of Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston help make this 1996 remake of 1947′s The Bishop’s Wife a bit better than your average holiday film.
A controversial retelling of the Christ story by Martin Scorsese will be received quite differently depending on one’s faith and desire to see a faithful reproduction of Kazantzakis’ novel.
Pasolini’s story of Christ arrives on Blu-ray in a Dual Format edition from the Masters of Cinema series that is a likely contender for one of their best releases of the year.
Controversial and profound, Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ comes to Blu-ray in a cinematographer approved edition from the Criterion Collection.