JoshuaDirector: Jon Purdy
Tony Goldwyn stars in the uplifting family story Joshua. The film is presented in a decent looking 1.33:1 full frame transfer that sports solid colors and dark black levels. While the transfer for this film looks very presentable, there are a few minor imperfections including some dirt/grain and a small amount of pixilation. Otherwise this is a decent transfer that should please fans. The soundtrack is presented in both Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround as well as Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, both in English. The main directional effects and surround sounds for this audio track come in the form of popular Christian artist Michael W. Smith's emotional film score. Otherwise, this is a mostly front heavy mix that features distortion free dialogue, effects and music. Joshua features a few supplemental materials, starting with a behind-the-scenes look at the film. This short featurette includes interviews with the cast, crew and author of the best-selling novel on which the film is based. Some production notes, cast and crew info, a theatrical trailer and TV teaser round out the special features on this disc.
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- Lions Gate
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- [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
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Cast & Crew
|F. Murray Abraham||Father Tardone|
|Kurt Fuller||Father Pat Hayes|
|Colleen Camp||Joan Casey|
|Giancarlo Giannini||The Pope|
|Kevin Scott Greer||Parishoner|
|Brian Eatwell||Production Designer|
|Curt Frisk||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Scott Metcalfe||Asst. Director|
|Michael W. Smith||Score Composer|
1. Main Title/"Who Was He?"
2. A Special Woodcarver
3. Father Pat's Approach
4. The Artist's Strength
5. "I Have a Commission for You"
6. Stranger to Expatraite
7. Finding Peter
8. Just Being There...Everywhere
9. The Definition of Community
10. God's Scary Laws
11. Playing for Faith
12. "One Man's Concert..."
13. No Place for Jokes
14. The Revival Miracle
15. Beware of False Prophets
16. Tear Down That Cult
17. Too Afraid to Help
18. A Long Way Up
19. "You're Wrong About Him"
20. Letter From the Vatican
21. "I'm Not the One"
22. The Last Dinner
23. Destination Rome
24. "Tell Them"
25. Lessons of Love/End Credits
Joshua: Behind the Scenes
Cast & Crew Bios
F. Murray Abraham
Jon Purdy (Director)
Howard Baldwin (Producer)
Karen Baldwin (Producer)
Paul Pompian (Producer)
Bruce Surtees (Dir. of Photography)
Richard Nord (Editor)
Dolby Digital 5.1
Dolby Digital 2.0
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My husband and I rented the movie without knowing anything about it. We enjoyed it so much that we watched it twice before returning it. I'm here to buy my own copy so I can invite others to come over and watch it with us.
I loved this movie. It was very heart warming, especially where this Joshua shows Jesus love and thaws out the cold heart of the senior priest. I liked the sense of community that a truly warm hearted person can bring out in others.
i thought this was a great movie for the whole family- something for everyone. i loved it and had to run out and get a copy of my own after seeing the film-it is a feel good film.
This movie was so good, I watched it three times in two days!
The movie was great, but could have followed the book a little closer. The book shows how all faiths have missed the message and needed a little reforming not just the Catholics.
This movie will touch your heart. The message is simple, timeless and true.
This movie was on showtime which usually shows nothing but trash. While searching thru channels I saw the title and it interested me. This was an uplifting good clean movie with a good message and what our kids need to see more of. I am on this websight to buy this movie.
Random acts of kindness has a great influence on peoples lives. A community brought together in every day life with friendship and hope. It made me want to go help my neighbor.
My husband and I were in video rental store just browsing around and I came across this movie. I'd never heard of it and after we read the synopsis, decided to rent it. We are so happy we did!! If anything came close to depicting Jesus in modern day, this is it! Great job to all who were involved in the making of it. Thank you, thank you!!
I'm a professor of ancient history at a major state university, with many scholarly publications,and I'm Jewish, so you might not think I would have much to say about this movie--but I loved it! As far as I can tell, it accurately presents the Message of Jesus,--in the sense of God is Love--and does so in a very moving and convincing way. I ran into this film on cable by accident, and couldn't stop watching it. I've highly recommended it to my Catholic friends--and not only to Catholic friends. Just great.
A friend recommend and loaned us this movie. We watched it twice the first night. Our sons 8 and 5 begged to watch it over and over. We bought it for ourselves and plan to give it to family and friends for Christmas!!! Try it you'll LOVE it!
I watched this movie twice; once as a fan of the original story and once as a critic. I cried at the end both times. But, the original book was much more ecumenical and better than the movie. It's amazing how a truly great story can be filtered with bigotry when converted to a movie. The original book deals with two ministers (a Catholic and a Protestant). Joshua carves a statue for each minister to help them return to His Way (without their own bigotry). Joshua is ecumenical, attending a different church/synagoge each week. The story stays in the town--no ''last supper,'' ''12'' diners, no trip to Rome. The original story is much more beautiful and more open to everyone--not just ministers. I hope Joshua's final statement is all views hold in their hearts after watching this video.