MGM/UA, LightWorkers Media, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment continue the stories of The Bible in its next chapter, A.D.: The Bible Continues available on Blu-ray™ and DVD November 3. This must-own release arrives in time for the holidays to complete your collection that includes the #1 miniseries of all time “The Bible,” and the critically-acclaimed film, Son of God.
This powerful and spiritual journey from executive producers Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel, The Bible series) and Mark Burnett (Survivor, Shark Tank, The Voice, The Bible series) A.D. The Bible Continues starts with the Crucifixion and The Resurrection – catalysts that altered history. What follows is the epic tale of “A.D.” chronicling several of the most intense and tumultuous decades in history. The complicated birth of the early Church was a time filled with enormous faith, persecution, political intrigue, brutal Roman oppression and the desperate Jewish revolt. The entire world was transformed, and the course of human history would be forever changed.
Featuring an extraordinary international cast, thrilling action and astonishing visual effects, A.D.: The Bible Continues boasts powerful performances from Juan Pablo Di Pace as “Jesus,” Babou Cessay as “John,” Chipo Chung as “Mary Magdalene,” Greta Scacchi as “Mother Mary,” Emmett J. Scanlan as “Saul / Paul,” Adam Levy as “Peter,” and. Richard Coyle as “Caiaphas.” The 4 disc Blu-ray™ and DVD of A.D.: The Bible Continues adds even more detail to the iconic tale with over 45 minutes of exclusive features. Audiences everywhere 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,” how the story begins with Episode 1 and 2, and what the journey is.
Casting A.D. – An epic miniseries means an epic sized cast, and we 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” – Visit the production of A.D., complete with footage driving through Morocco to set, extras being prepped, cameras and lights being rigged and then follow the filming of several key scenes of the series including the baptism of Saul, the elaborate arrival of high Roman officials and banquet feasts in Pilate’s palace courtyard.
Touring the Sets – Discuss recreating the world of 33 A.D. Jerusalem, and showcase the massive sets built for the show which includes:
Adam Levy (Peter) takes us through the streets of Jerusalem and the safe house.
Richard Coyle (Caiaphas) gives tour of the temple exterior and the plaza
Pastor Charles Jenkins and his wife tour the streets, commenting on the authentic feel of the sets and set dressing
The Fabric of the Time – Explore the massive feat of dressing the cast and extras in period costume. We 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 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.
In this clip, actor Emmett Scanlan discusses being cast as the role of Saul.
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