Exodus: Gods and KingsAvailable until 19 Oct 2016
The Greatest Story Ever ToldAvailable until 31 Aug 2017
Samson and Delilah (1949)Available until 31 Mar 2018
The Ten CommandmentsAvailable until 31 May 2018
- Exodus: Gods and Kings
Available until 19 Oct 2016
Brotherly love turns to bitter hatred in Ridley Scott's epic retelling of the biblical book of Exodus. Noble warrior Moses (Christian Bale) is banished to the wilderness by power-crazed step-brother Ramses (Joel Edgerton) after being outed as a Hebrew. However, after answering the call of God, he returns to Egypt to lead the Israelites out of slavery to freedom, via the famous parting of the Red Sea. Director Scott grandly fashions a spectacular biopic - the plague sequence is worth the price of admission alone - with earnestly solid performances from Bale and Edgerton.
- The Greatest Story Ever Told
Available until 31 Aug 2017
The life of Christ gets the Hollywood blockbuster treatment in this almighty undertaking from 1965. Max von Sydow stars as Jesus with Charlton Heston as John the Baptist, and a host of international stars from John Wayne to Telly Savalas cropping up in cameo roles. With Shane and Giant under his belt - and a little uncredited help from David Lean - director George Stevens is well up to the epic task.
- Samson and Delilah (1949)
Available until 31 Mar 2018
Flamboyant director Cecil B DeMille's double Oscar-winning biblical epic starred Victor Mature as the legendary strongman and Hedy Lamarr as the Philistine seductress with vengeance on her mind. Angela Lansbury plays Semadar, Samson's first love, while George Sanders is the evil Saran of Gaza. Trivia: the temple pulled down by Samson at the film's climax took five months to build... and eight months to demolish.
- The Ten Commandments
Available until 31 May 2018
Cecil B DeMille's almighty epic stars Charlton Heston as Moses and is particularly notable for the Oscar-winning "parting of the Red Sea" sequence. Ironically, the left-leaning Edward G Robinson's waning career was given a shot in the arm by right-wing DeMille's casting of him in the key role of Dathan opposite Heston's colossal tablet-carrier. A bush-burning bonanza of biblical proportions.
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