David and Goliath

DVD Release: June 1, 2015
David and Goliath


The Philistines declare war on the Israelites and wrench the Arch of the Alliance from them. Meanwhile, Saul, king of Israel, listens to the words of the prophets who tell him that the new king will be a young shepherd named David. But still, David has to fight the enemy in the form of their mighty giant warrior Goliath.

Dove Review

“David and Goliath” sticks to the spirit of the story of David and features the big moment when David brings down the “Empire State Building” known as Goliath. Orson Welles is featured in the film as King Saul and the acting is well executed in the movie. Also, the picture was filmed in Jerusalem and Yugoslavia.

The biblical elements include King Saul being told by the prophet Samuel that he has been rejected as king, and David, the shepherd boy, being chosen as Saul’s successor. We see David’s powerful triumph over Goliath, in addition to playing his harp for Saul and being given Saul’s daughter Michal as a wife.

The film differs in just a few scenes compared to Scripture, such as David speaking out politically against Saul and Goliath seen lifting what is called the Rock of Samson. But the spirit of the story of David is present in this film for sure. We think audiences will be delighted with this wonderful film about the shepherd boy who became God’s chosen king. “David and Goliath” has earned our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for all ages. It is not intended for the very young, and there is a bit of blood when David kills Goliath and in a few battle scenes. Little David stands tall in this movie!

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Man and woman kiss.
Language: Old Fool-1.
Violence: An octopus is sacrificed in fire to a heathen god; some blood seen on man's forehead when he is hit by a stone; a few battles; man's head is cut off but it is suggested and not seen.
Drugs: Drinking of wine.
Nudity: Shirtless guards and shirtless men; woman's bare midriff is seen; men wear tunics and legs are seen.
Other: Woman is struck by lightning and dies and although lightning is seen it is not graphic; young man is upset with God but gets over it and moves on in his relationship with God; heathen god of stone is seen; men are seen in stocks and tied to the ground, but David frees the men and gives the thirsty men water; man spits.


Company: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Director: Fedinando Baldi
Producer: Lel McCullough
Genre: Inspirational
Runtime: 72 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter