“Joseph” kicks off the latest Bible Stories jaunt. Paul Mercurio plays the lead and Bible stuff happens. To help the readership understand what happens, I’ll put it in Marvel terms. Joseph is a mutant precog who gets sold into slavery by his brothers. The stress causes him to develop precognitive powers, which he uses the conquer the local kingdom. As a monarch, Joseph struggles using his powers responsibly while caring for his people. The Judeo Christian God plays a role here, but no Stan Lee cameos. If you dig what has come before in The Bible Stories, you’ll enjoy this. Everyone else will find it bland.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 6/28/16
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The Plot Thus Far
The greatest events from The Bible come to life in The Bible Stories, a series of full-length films presenting powerful and moving tales of faith and glory.
Academy Award winners Ben Kingsley and Martin Landau highlight an outstanding cast in Joseph, a timeless tale of betrayal and forgiveness. Abandoned by his brothers, young Joseph finds himself sold into slavery. But his incredible talent to peer into the future brings Joseph into a position of power-and a choice between vengeance and mercy.
Paul Mercurio stars as the title character in this powerful and moving retelling of this Bible favorite.