REVIEW: THE YOUNG MESSIAH
A powerful and emotional faith-based film about the childhood of Jesus, The Young Messiah comes to Digital HD on May 24, 2016 and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on June 14, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Telling the story of the Jesus in a way that communicates to children and families, The Young Messiah is "A remarkable movie" (Steve Isaac and Bob Waliszewski, Focus on the Family). Arriving just in time for Father's Day, the Blu-ray™ and DVD include exciting deleted scenes, feature commentary with the director and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.
SYNOPSIS: Inspired by scripture and rooted in history, this story imagines a year in the boyhood of Jesus. Remaining true to the character of Jesus revealed in the Bible, The Young Messiah is an inspirational story about the childhood of the Savior for the whole family. When the mystery of Jesus' divinity begins to unfold in His early years, He turns to His parents for answers. But Mary and Joseph, in an effort to protect their child, are afraid to reveal all they know. How do you explain the ways of the world to its Creator? How do you teach the Teacher? How do you help the Savior who came to save you? Follow the young Messiah as He and His family take the extraordinary journey from Egypt to Nazareth and on to Jerusalem – where His true identity and profound destiny are revealed.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English,
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.40:1) 16x9
English DTS-HD Master Audio
5.1/Dolby Digital 2.0
English SDH, Spanish and French
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The Making of The
Young Messiah - A look at the obstacles that were
overcome to create this faith-based film, including
casting the iconic roles of Young Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.
We also hear from cast and crew as they discuss the
significance of shooting on location in beautiful,
historic, and culturally rich Matera, Italy.
Feature Commentary with Director/Co-Writer Cyrus Nowrasteh and Co-Writer Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh