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The Greatest Storie ever Told 8 Epic Films in one Boxset

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  • A whole host of 20th Century Foxs most famous religious epics can be found in this here box set!

    Box Set Includes:

    FRANCIS OF ASSISI
    STORY OF RUTH
    THE BIBLE
    THE SONG OF BERNADETTE
    THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
    THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST
    THE ROBE
    DEMETRIOUS AND THE GLADIATORS

    FRANCIS OF ASSISI

    Born into a life of privilege, passion and extravagance, Francis of Assisi would become one of the most beloved and revered saints in history. Bradford Dillman delivers a gripping performance as the lusty adventurer who hears the voice of God and answers by abandoning his secular life. Trading in his sword for a cross, he rises to glory... only to see his lifes work threatened by a corrupt and jealous church hierarchy. Helmed by famed Casablanca director, Michael Curtiz, this epic tale of courage and sacrifice will inspire the entire family.

    STORY OF RUTH

    In a stunning retelling of the epic Old Testament story, Elana Eden portrays the beautiful Ruth, who, as a young girl, is sold to worshippers of the stone god Chemosh. As a young woman, however, she is moved by the plight of a Jewish slave named Mahlon (Tom Tryon), renounces her idolatry, frees him and befriends his mother, Naomi (Peggy Wood).
    When tragedy compels the women to make the arduous journey to Jerusalem, Ruth meets Boaz (Stuart Whitman) and falls in love. But as she is promised to another, she must rely on her courage, wits and newfound faith to find the peace shes longed for since she can remember.
    Both heartbreaking and compelling, The Story Of Ruth is a riveting film you wont soon forget!

    THE BIBLE

    The greatest stories of the Old Testament are brought to the screen with astounding scope and power in this international film, which depicts the first 22 chapters of Genesis.
    This is the spectacular story of mans creation, his fall, his survival and his indomitable faith in the future. Matching the epic scale of the production are performances by George C. Scott as Abraham, Ava Gardner as Sarah and Peter OToole as the haunting presence of the Angel of God. The legendary John Huston directs and delivers a commanding performance as Noah.
    From the films opening amidst cosmic chaos, to its lingering message of hope and salvation, The Bible stands as a monumental motion picture achievement.

    THE SONG OF BERNADETTE

    Jennifer Jones won the Academy Award for Best Actress in her screen debut.
    Bernadette Soubirous (Jones) is a sickly 14-year-old who sees a vision of a "beautiful lady" and never suffers from her illness again. Moreover, a fountain suddenly materialises near her vision that seem to heal visitors who bathe in it. Unspoiled by her apparent gift, Bernadette nonetheless suffers the prejudices of those around her in this extraordinary, inspiring film that also stars Vincent Price, Charles Bickford and Lee J. Cobb.

    THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD

    This glorious epic is an inspiring, grand scale recreation of the life of Jesus of Nazareth, from His humble birth and teachings to His crucifixion and ultimate Resurrection. Lavishly produced at a cost of $20 million - an enormous amount for the time - and honored with 5 Oscar nominations, this exceptional motion picture is exquisitely beautiful. Now fully restored to its original theatrical brilliance with intermission and overture, it is truly The Greatest Story Every Told.

    THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST

    Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison portray two of the Renaissances most colourful figures in this historical drama, based on Irving Stones best-seller.
    When Pope Julius II (Harrison) commissions Michelango (Heston) to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the artist initially refuses. The project becomes a battle of wills fuelled by artistic and temperamental differences that form the core of this movie.
    Nominated for five Oscars, The Agony and the Ecstasy is a rich dramatisation of the struggle behind one of the worlds artistic masterpieces. It is a story - and a film - that is both moving and fascinating.

    THE ROBE

    The first movie ever filmed in CinemaScope, The Robe Won 2 Oscars and Nominated for another 3, including Best Actor for Richard Burton.
    Burton stars as Marcellus Gallio, the Roman centurion charged with overseeing the crucifixion. But when he wins Christs robe in a gambling game at the foot of the cross, his life is changed forever.
    An inspired story set to a spectacular score and featuring an all-star cast, including Victor Mature and Jean Simmons, The Robe remains one of the screens greatest biblical epics.

    DEMETRIOUS AND THE GLADIATORS

    This enormously successful sequel to The Robe continues the story of Demetrius (Victor Mature), the Greek slave who, after the death of his master, is sentenced to train as a gladiator in the Roman arena. There, his newfound Christian faith is put to the test when he has to contend not only with the swordsmen and wild beasts of the arena, but also the evil and sensuous Messalina (Susan Hayward) and the mad emperor Caligula (Jay Robinson). Crammed with astonishing action and fight sequences.
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The Greatest Storie ever Told 8 Epic Films in one Boxset