I really wanted to watch the series, The Bible, when it was on TV. My favorite show aired the same time The Bible was on. Thankfully I was able to catch bits and pieces of the series from repeats of the episodes. However I did miss most of the series. Thankfully The Bible is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.
Here are some pretty interesting facts about the hit series that I just learned about this evening.
The epic miniseries, The Bible, continues its unprecedented success with its home entertainment launch and quickly became the biggest selling TV on DVD in the last 5 years and the biggest miniseries of all time on Blu-ray™, Digital HD™ and DVD in its first week of release. The Bible series is flying off store shelves around the country with 525,000 units sold.
According to the Association for Christian Retail (CBA), The Bible is the fastest pre-selling faith based title in its 60-year history. The Bible also ranked #1 across digital stores including iTunes, Amazon, VUDU, Xbox, PlayStation, CinemaNow, and GooglePlay.
From its early debut last July at The International Christian Retailers Show (ICRS), to the unparalleled praise from notable spiritual leaders as Joel Osteen, T.D. Jakes, Samuel Rodriguez, Cardinal Wuerl and Rick Warren, to receiving The Parents Television Council 2013 Seal of Approval, The Bible has ignited discussion across the country about the greatest story ever told.
During its run, The Bible propelled the History Channel to number one in all of television from 8-10PM on Sunday nights with 95 million cumulative viewers watching the miniseries.
Wow! This is all very impressive. I’m pretty sure the network and the people who brought The Bible to life never expected such astronomical results.
I’m actually watching the series now. I received a free copy to review (there was no compensation). I’m only three episodes into the series and already I’m hooked. I can’t wait to watch the next episode. If I didn’t have other things to do during the day I would sit and watch the entire series all day long. 🙂
I have seen other movies based on the Bible or biblical stories but NOTHING has capture the Bible and all the stories found within the pages the same way as this series has. It’s captivating and you really feel drawn into the stories. Even stories that I was familiar with were told in a way that reignited my interest in them.
I am truly in awe of this series. It brings the Bible to live like no other movie or series has ever done.
I would consider this a family friendly series, but more so for older children. Some scenes would be too intense for younger children.
This is a must have for any family movie library. Even if you are not overly religious, or unfamiliar with many of the stories, the series is still very entertaining and enjoyable to watch.
There are A LOT of bonus features as well. Since I am still watching the series I have not had a chance to watch them yet. Here are some of the bonus features.
The Bible: Genesis – With Mark Burnett and Roma Downey as our guides, we discover how the team approached the daunting task of filming the stories of the Bible.
The Cast of The Bible – Highlighting the international cast, we join Mark and Roma on their search for the perfect actors to bring the characters from the Bible to life.
The Bible: Creation – An emotional three-part journey through the making of The Bible.
Creation I: The Vision, The Look – Discover the vision of producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett in this behind-the-scenes look at how The Bible was created including the incredible team, beautiful location, high-quality production and superb costume design.
Creation II: Production Stories – An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the challenges faced by the production – including the supernatural experiences with snakes on set – plus Diogo’s approach to portraying who he has called the most complex figure in human history.
Creation III: Crucified & Resurrected – A deeper look into the emotional filming of the crucifixion, resurrection and the last days in Morocco.
Scoring The Bible – A rare look into the recording session for the soundtrack of The Bible with genius composer Hans Zimmer and award-winning soloist Lisa Gerrard.
Believing in Miracles – The cast and crew relive the magical moments that happened while filming in the deserts of Morocco.
The Bible: Visual Effects – A montage of the striking visual effects that make The Bible the most high-quality Biblical epic of all time
The run time is a whopping 561 minutes! Needless to say it will take me a while to watch all the episodes but I am determined (and rather anxious) to watch them all ASAP.
Look for The Bible on Blu-ray and DVD where ever films are sold.
*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own unless otherwise noted.