Sunday, November 22, 2015

A.D.: The Bible Continues The Spectacular 12-part Series

 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment bring A.D.: The Bible Continues, the uplifting spiritual journey through the later chapters of biblical history from executive producers Roma Downey (The Bible) and Mark Burnett (The Voice, The Bible), to Blu-ray™ and DVD November 3.

Featuring an extraordinary international cast, thrilling action and amazing visual effects, A.D.: The Bible Continues is a must-own release which arrives just in time for the holidays, completing your collection with the #1 miniseries of all time The Bible, and the film, Son of God. The four-disc Blu-ray™ and DVD set dives deeper into the making of the iconic tale with over 45 minutes of exclusive features. Audiences will be captivated by the special features which include the following: 
  • Continuing the Bible – Roma Downey and Mark Burnett discuss their decision to create a sequel to the “The Bible” – how the project came to be, why it is different from “The Bible,” and how the story begins and evolves.
  • Casting A.D. – An epic miniseries means an epic sized cast. Visit the actors on and off set as they discuss their characters and share their stories of coming to the project.
  • The Past Comes Alive – Get a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of several key scenes, including the baptism of Saul, the elaborate arrival of high Roman officials, and banquet feasts in Pilate’s palace courtyard.
  • Touring the Sets – The production designers discuss recreating the world of 33 A.D. Jerusalem, and showcase the massive sets built for the show which includes:  
    • Pilate’s Palace
    • The streets of Jerusalem and the safe house, as shown by Adam Levy (Peter)
    • The temple exterior and plaza, toured by Richard Coyle (Caiaphas)
    • A tour of the streets with Pastor Charles Jenkins and his wife commenting on the authentic feel of the sets and set dressing
  • The Fabric of the Time – Explore the massive feat of dressing cast and extras in period costume. Tour the costume tent and visit with many of the actors as they show us the elaborate detail that went into creating their garments, including a time lapse of Pablo Di Pace as Jesus being made up for the crucifixion.
  • Recreating the Power of God – Join visual effects supervisor Martin Davison as he discusses bringing the power of God to life in A.D. through practical and visual effects.
About A.D.: The Bible Continues
From executive producers Roma Downey (“The Bible”) and Mark Burnett (“The Bible,” “The Voice”) comes an uplifting spiritual journey through the later chapters of biblical history. “A.D. The Bible Continues” picks up where the smash hit miniseries “The Bible” left off, continuing the greatest story ever told and exploring the exciting and inspiring events that followed the Crucifixion of Christ. Set in a world of bloody Roman oppression, and bitter political rivalries, the struggle to control The Holy Land unfolds between the Apostles, Pontius Pilate, Caiaphas, the Zealots, and the Herod Family struggle to control The Holy Land.

 My Thoughts

 A.D. is a  spin off of The Bible series that allowed people to see the stunning scenes from the New Testament on the big screen.  This series follows the events after Jesus' death. It actually starts with his trial and goes all the way through to the first Roman being baptized.  There are lots of great messages in the show. The scene where Mary Magdalene  forgives the man who murdered her friend is deeply moving.

The acting, the scenery, and the special effects were are amazing. Yes, there are some plot holes and inconsistencies. Some of it is based off the bible and some is pure fiction.  Like any book that is adapted into a movie, it's impossible to get every aspect covered exactly as it was written, but as far as bible stories go, this was one of the best I've ever seen.