Peter the Redemption

DVD Release: August 2, 2016
Peter the Redemption


Tormented by his denial of Christ, Peter spent his life attempting to atone for his failures. Now as he faces certain death at the hand of Nero, will he falter again, will his weakness betray him, or will he rise up triumphant in his final moment?

Dove Review

“Peter – The Redemption” is an inspiring and dramatic telling of Peter’s imprisonment and eventual death for witnessing for Christ. John Rhys-Davies gives a superb performance as the matured and bold Peter, a man with a deep conviction, who convinces others that Christ did indeed rise from the dead. A follower of Jesus, Susanna (Brittany Bristow), continues to witness to a Roman guard named Martinian (Steve Byers), who is against Nero’s desire to kill Christians. The aforementioned actors give an excellent performance, and so does Stephen Baldwin, who plays Nero. He gives the Emperor a calm but lethal exterior and character.

The movie has an authentic feel with the clothing and sets matching the time period. The message is easy to understand, as the film shows that following Jesus and witnessing for him will result in eternal life but may result in persecution. We are pleased to award this film our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages 12-plus. This powerful drama conveys a stirring message.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: A few bloody scenes, including a man's badly beaten back and a bloody Christ shown on the cross; the sound of screams as Christians are heard being tortured and, in some cases, killed; a man is stabbed in the back and blood is visible on the knife; man's feet are whipped with a stick; the Emperor says he wants to burn Christians so he can have light for his garden; Emperor's wife says, "Kill them all!" regarding Christians; a stabbing is audible and not visible; man has nail driven into his feet.
Drugs: Wine at the last supper.
Nudity: Mild cleavage; guards' legs are visible.
Other: The emperor accuses Christians of arson, but apparently he had the fires started himself; tension between characters; the persecution of Christians.


Company: Cinedigm
Writer: John Patus
Director: Leif Bristow
Producer: Leif Bristow
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 90 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter