New ‘JESUS’ film is now available

Screen shot form the new HD version of JESUS.

Screen shot form the new HD version of JESUS.

USA (MNN) — The most viewed and spiritually impacting film in the world is now available in HD. In celebration of its 35th Anniversary, JESUS–a film that has brought over 200 million to faith in Christ–has been re–mastered in high–definition with a complete new musical score in Dolby 5.1 surround sound.

Releasing JESUS on Blu-ray and DVD will make this version of the film more compelling to those who value today’s high quality production standards.

In a previous interview with Mission Network News, The JESUS Film Project’s Josh Newell says, “It was really more of a labor of love, however. 173,000 frames of the JESUS film were touched by our engineers to bring up the quality, beef up the color, and bring it into that HD realm.”

Spring has been an amazing time for faith films, says Newell. “What that tells me is that there’s a national conversation about God that’s percolating to the surface. The JESUS Film Project has been a part of that conversation internationally for so long.”

Executive Director of the JESUS Film Project Erick Schenkel says, “When the original JESUS film was released 35 years ago, it was ahead of its time. Yet, while the film has introduced billions of individuals around the world to the person of Jesus, few in the U.S. have ever seen it. We believe this new remastered version will give audiences an accurate picture of who Jesus is and why individuals around the world have chosen to follow Him, shown with production values they have come to expect.”

The JESUS film has been officially recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records as the most translated film in history and is now is available in 1,197 languages. The story of the film’s impact will be shown through an exclusive short feature narrated by actor Ernie Hudson and available on the remastered Blu-ray and DVD. Each disc will include the JESUS filmin eight languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin, French, Vietnamese, German, Korean, and Arabic.

Watch the trailer of the film here.