Great Leaders of the Bible (1973)

DVD Release: August 16, 2005
Great Leaders of the Bible (1973)
Dove "Family-Approved"
For Ages 12 and Over

Synopsis

From the book of Judges come the inspiring stories of two heroes, Gideon and Samson, banded together to bridge the centuries of Biblical history. Beginning with the story of Gideon, a man is instructed by God to go forth and save Israel from the hands of the Midianites. The Lord instructs Gideon to pull down the altar of the idol god Baal. But in order to know the prefect will of God, Gideon places a fleece of wool before the Lord. Full of faith, he takes 300 men and rises against the Midianites, bringing peace and rest to the land of Israel for forty years. Samson, from birth, was a Nazarite of God. Gifting him with the strength of an army, strength derived from his hair, God uses both the strength and weaknesses of Samson to deliver Israel from the Philistines. Temptation to the fruits of the beautiful Philistine girls results in Samson’s destruction of the Philistines crops, and the slaughter of one thousand Philistine soldiers. Terrorized by the strength of Samson, the Philistines hire a girl, Delilah, to seduce him and discover the source of his strength. She finally succeeds and Samson’s hair is sheared. He is turned over to the Philistines. In time his hair begins to grow and the strength of the Lord returns to him.

Dove Review

This terrific DVD focuses on two great biblical characters, Gideon and Samson. The movie features dramatic stories on the biographical lives of these two great men.

For example, we see the fleece of Gideon and Gideon leading the Israelites in battle. Samson’s story includes his using a jawbone of a donkey to fight off a great Philistine army in addition to him pushing over the two large pillars of a heathen temple.

Both films feature battle scenes with some blood. These biblical stories are portrayed pretty accurately and we gladly award our Dove “Faith Friendly” Seal to this movie for ages twelve plus. Get to know these two great biblical heroes as this film brings their stories to life.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing between a man and a woman.
Language: The word "ass" is used for donkey.
Violence: Shirtless men being strung up and whipped; a character is bound with cords; several battle scenes including sword battles, spears, stabbings; some blood; corpses seen on ground; some battle scenes take place in the background with a foreground scene of something else occurring; a character slays men with a jawbone of a donkey; pillars pushed over on a character's enemies and many die.
Drugs: Drinking of wine.
Nudity: Shirtless men; cleavage.
Other: Philistines worship other god.

Info

Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Source: Video
Company: VCI Entertainment
Writer: Marcello Baldi, Flavio Niccolini, Ottavio Jemma, Tonino Guerra
Director: Francisco PĂ©rez-Dolz, Marcello Baldi
Genre: Religion
Runtime: 81 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Ivo Garrani, Fernando Rey, Giorgio Cerioni, Jose' Jaspe, Anton Geesink, Rosalba Neri, Luz Marquez, Paolo Gozlino