The Jesus Film

DVD Release: April 1, 2014
The Jesus Film


Celebrate the most watched and influential movie in history, with the 35th anniversary edition of “The Jesus Film.” Digitally remastered in high definition for Blu-ray and DVD, this classic now includes a new film score, soundtrack and commemorative featurette.

Based on the Gospel of Luke in the New Testament, here is the life of Jesus from the miraculous virgin birth to the calling of his disciples, public miracles and ministry, ending with his death by crucifixion at the hands of the Roman Empire and resurrection on the third day.

Dove Review

This is a wonderful and poignant film based on the life of Jesus from the Gospel of St. Luke. It is solid in its content and contains a straightforward telling of the life of Jesus, beginning with the creation of Adam from the Earth to the story of Abraham and the prophecy of the coming Messiah to the time of Jesus’ birth to Jesus’ appearance to be baptized by John and onward to the crucifixion and resurrection. The movie contains scenes of Peter being sent out for a great catch, Jesus reading the prophecy in Isaiah 61 referring to himself, the calling of the 12 disciples, the calming of the storm at sea and other wonderful events recorded by Luke.

The movie contains scenes of Jesus being whipped (while wearing a garment) and struck and led away to be crucified. Although it shows the nails being driven in and some blood, it is not gratuitous and seems to always hold back before becoming graphically violent. We are recommending the film for ages twelve plus and award “The Jesus Film” our Dove “Faith Friendly” Seal. The restoration the movie has undergone makes it look pristine and the colors are vivid. Don’t miss seeing this one!

Dick Rolfe, CEO of The Dove Foundation
Encourages You to See “The Jesus Film”

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: It is said a woman was caught in adultery but Jesus forgives her.
Language: None
Violence: Some scenes in which Jesus is shoved down; whipped and beaten with some blood but it is not gratuitous; crucifixion scene with nails in hands and feet but again it is not gratuitous; Abraham has knife to plunge into his son if necessary but he is stopped by God; Peter cuts a man's ear with his sword and some blood is seen briefly but Jesus immediately heals the ear; a thief is slapped by Roman guard.
Drugs: The drinking of wine in a few scenes.
Nudity: Shirtless men; men in loin cloths.
Other: Jesus sinks down in the water in front of John and John doesn't really participate in the baptism which we felt worth noting; the narrator mentions Jesus being the Son of God "in a spiritual sense"; demons cast into swine and swine runs downhill; demon possessed boy foams at mouth with some blood on face but he is set free; Jesus sweats drops of blood; gambling by soldiers for Jesus' garment.


Company: Mission Pictures International
Writer: Barnet Bain
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 117 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter