"The Bible" mini-series on The History Channel has been the break out show of the year on TV to the surprise of many. The 10 hour film has been airing in 2 hour episodes every Sunday night in March with the finale this Sunday night, by no mistake, on Easter Sunday.
The success of the show has been due in large part to the power of social media with popular pastors around the country spreading the word from T.D Jakes, to Joel Osteen, to Rick Warren. However, for any of the 70 million people that have watched an episode so far, you see that this film has put in the work to make it great. The acting has been fantastic and the sets and CGI have been wonderful at bringing scenes and situations alive.
If you can't get enough of this film of "the greatest story ever told," well the release is coming one week from today. The Bible will hit Blu-ray, DVD, and digital HD on April 2.
Both the Blu-ray and DVD copies of the series will run a little steep, with the list price for Blu-rays running at $69.99 and DVDs running at $59.98. Luckily, if you are in the mood to pre-order the April release, you can get a pretty good deal over at Amazon for either set.
Here is a full list of bonus features, below.
The Bible Blu-ray and DVD Extras"Genesis" - With Mark Burnett and Roma Downey as our guides, we discover how the team approached the daunting task of filming the stories of the Bible
"The Cast of The Bible" - Highlighting the international cast, we join Mark and Roma on their search for the perfect actors to bring the characters from the Bible to life
"Creation I: The Vision, The Look" - Discover the vision of producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett in this behind-the-scenes look at how The Bible was created including the incredible team, beautiful location, high-quality production and superb costume design
"Creation II: Production Stories" - An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the challenges faced by the production - including the supernatural experiences with snakes on set - plus Diogo's approach to portraying who he has called the most complex figure in human history
"Creation III: Crucified Resurrected" - A deeper look into the emotional filming of the crucifixion, resurrection and the last days in Morocco"Scoring The Bible" - A rare look into the recording session for the soundtrack of The Bible with genius composer Hans Zimmer and award-winning soloist Lisa Gerrard
"Believing in Miracles "- The cast and crew relive the magical moments that happened while filming in the deserts of Morocco"The Bible: Visual Effects" - A montage of the striking visual effects that make The Bible
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