The Bible: In the Beginning

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Overview

Filmed with a cast of thousands (as the old saying goes) this chronicle of the Old Testament is sometimes breathtaking to behold visually, though audiences did not exactly line up around the block to see it when it was originally released in the mid-'60s. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment's DVD of the biblical epic probably won't win over many new converts, but the disc is nevertheless excellent, if a bit sparse on the extras front. The anamorphic widescreen picture (2.55:1) is wonderful and is relatively free ...
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Overview

Filmed with a cast of thousands (as the old saying goes) this chronicle of the Old Testament is sometimes breathtaking to behold visually, though audiences did not exactly line up around the block to see it when it was originally released in the mid-'60s. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment's DVD of the biblical epic probably won't win over many new converts, but the disc is nevertheless excellent, if a bit sparse on the extras front. The anamorphic widescreen picture (2.55:1) is wonderful and is relatively free of digital artifacts. The image is consistently sharp and colorful. To be honest, critics have never been kind to this film. But there are more than enough visually splendid (and almost surreal) moments to keep things lively, especially during the opening scenes in the Garden of Eden and the later Tower of Babel scenes. The disc has been given a new two-channel Dolby Digital English soundtrack, though the original English mono track has thankfully been supplied as well. A French mono soundtrack is also available and the disc has been given English and Spanish subtitle options. The original theatrical trailer has been included, along with other Fox DVD trailers.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Anamorphic widescreen (aspect ratio 2.55:1); Audio: English stereo, English mono, French mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; Theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/16/2004
  • UPC: 024543020806
  • Original Release: 1966
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 2:52:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 12,309

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Parks Adam
Ulla Bergryd Eve
Richard Harris Cain
John Huston Voice Only, Voice Only
Stephen Boyd Nimrod
George C. Scott Abraham
Ava Gardner Sarah
Peter O'Toole One of the Three Angels
Gabriele Ferzetti Lot
Gabriella Pallotta
Claudie Lange
Adriana Ambesi
Pupella Maggio Noah's wife
Franco Nero Abel
Robert Rietty Abraham's steward
Eleonora Rossi-Drago Lot's wife
Zoe Sallis
Technical Credits
John Huston Director
Vittori Bonicelli Screenwriter
Dino de Laurentiis Producer
Maria de Matteis Costumes/Costume Designer
Katherine Dunham Choreography
Christopher Fry Screenwriter
Jonathan Griffin Screenwriter
Toshiro Mayuzumi Score Composer
Ivo Perilli Screenwriter
Giuseppe Rotunno Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Creation/Main Titles [8:02]
2. In Our Own Image [7:26]
3. The Garden of Eden [:36]
4. Banishment [6:58]
5. Cain and Abel [1:27]
6. Noah's Ark [3:42]
7. Forty Days and Forty Nights [3:23]
8. A New World [6:37]
9. Intermission [2:04]
10. The Tower of Babel [7:00]
11. Abraham [6:23]
12. God's Covenant [:44]
13. The Handmaiden's Tale [6:48]
14. Abraham's Enemies [7:10]
15. Blessings [2:23]
16. The Three Angels [5:56]
17. Sodom and Gomorrah [6:23]
18. Isaac [:02]
19. The Journey [3:17]
20. The Sacrifice [4:01]
21. End Credits [2:48]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Theatrical Trailer
      Fox Flix: Anna and the King
      Fox Flix: Cleopatra
      Fox Flix: Demitrius and the Gladiators
      Fox Flix: The Robe
   Language Selection
      Languages: English 4.0 Sound
      Languages: English Mono
      Languages: French Mono
      Captions & Subtitles: English
      Captions & Subtitles: Spanish
      Captions & Subtitles: Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    wonderful

    I really love this movie, I look @ it over and over again, John Huston was great as Noah and also as the narrator,also George C. Scott was outstanding. anyone having questions about the begining of creation should have this movie in their collection.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    WE LOVED THIS MOVIE!!

    My son and I wholeheartedly enjoyed this movie!! I will defintiely share with the rest of my family. If you want to teach someone the main points of the Bible (the beginning), this is the movie to show them. Excellent movie, excellent cast, excellent naration.

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