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February 28, 2010

Jesus and Esther Coming Home . . . on DVD

Just in time for Easter, Sony releases two DVDs of made-for-TV Bible stories

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In 1999, Jeremy Sisto played the Lord in a made-for-TV miniseries simply called Jesus. It received mixed reviews, even from Christians--some who appreciated Sisto's very "human" portrayal of God's son, while others didn't appreciate the liberties the filmmakers took with Scripture . . . including an almost-romantic love interest in the story. Nothing like The Last Temptation of Christ, though, the story portrays Jesus as a winsome man that people were attracted to and listened to.

Jesus, and a companion DVD, the also made-for-TV Esther, are both releasing to DVD on March 2 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

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