Friday, April 22, 2011

VeggieTales: ‘Twas The Night Before Easter

VeggieTales, the animated specials that have theme songs that will get stuck in your head and annoy you all day have an Easter special. I appreciate the moral themes that they teach young kids, but that theme song drives me nuts! Anyway, it is almost Easter time and if you haven't watched this special, I recommend checking it out. It's got the familar cast that you've seen in all their other shows, except this one has a guest appearance by Cassie Cassava (voiced by American Idol finalist Melinda Doolittle). ‘Twas The Night Before Easter will have kids and parents laughing along as they get reminded what Easter is all about. Big Idea comes through again with some sharp animation and a valuable lesson for all to remember.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Charlton Heston Presents The Bible and King Of Kings

With Easter fast approaching, what better way to get into the holiday spirit than with two great video releases of Charlton Heston Presents The Bible and King Of Kings!

For the past 10 years, I've had the VHS collection of Charlton Heston Presents The Bible. Now, thanks to Warner Home Video, they have been released in DVD format. This is a timeless collection of Bible stories presented by The MAN, Charlron Heston. With his trademark voice, he narrates the beloved biblical stories on location in the Holy Land. The video quality is obviously much better than the VHS format, which was the only way to view it until now. It’s a fantastic set that I definitely recommend checking out.

A classic film about the life of Jesus is out on Blu-ray, and it is good! Well, when I say good, I am referring to the amazing video quality of this old film remastered in Blu-ray format. The film itself is…. interesting. I must say the acting is a bit cheesy at times, but overall a movie that everyone should see at least once. It stays pretty close to the Biblical stories and does a pretty good job seeing what Jesus life possibly was like up close. Do yourself a favor and check this one out!