March 11, 2015

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"Exodus: Gods and Kings" Available on Digital HD #review

Visually-Stunning with incredible special effects from Director Ridley Scott

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment tells the remarkable epic adventure of Moses in a spectacular display when EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS hits Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ and DVD March 17. Critically acclaimed performances from a brilliant ensemble cast, including Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Paul and Ben Kingsley, have helped catapult the film to nearly a quarter of a billion dollars in the worldwide box office1.

From Ridley Scott, the acclaimed director of Gladiator, comes the epic adventure EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and engrossing 3D immersion, EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey to escape Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

The EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS Blu-ray 3D™ Collector’s Edition comes with a cavalcade of bonus materials that will take you behind the scenes of the amazing retelling of the historical tale. The Keepers of the Covenant documentary explains how Ridley Scott brought ancient Egypt to life with hours of never-before-seen peeks at the film’s development.
We watched this move on Digital HD.   I love being able to watch digital movies, it is so convenient!  We watched this movie via iTunes.  Apple has a market on iProducts, so the only way to watch a movie one would think is with and Apple TV or on your iPad.  Nope, not the case, my hubby bought and Apple AV cord and a HDMI cord and he plugged the iPad right into the TV!  Instant movie and the quality was AMAZING!

Other ways to watch digital movies are via a Smart TV and have the apps downloaded, via an XBox, etc. If the movie is UV and you have to have an UltraViolet account too, then you can  link it Flixster or VUDU account.  So I can not only watch via my laptop, but on my Kindle Fire HD, smart TV and iPad  via the  accounts!  You can watch you movies on-the-go on a mobile device, tablets, etc.  Another benefit is you get to watch the movies  early.  I personally love renting and purchasing movies online, no need to leave the house and usually when you purchase them, they are cheaper or the same price as the DVD version.  My favorite ways to watch movies is with iTunes, Amazon or VUDU!

This was an interesting take on the biblical events surrounding Exodus &  the story of Moses. Afterwards, I wanted to get out my Bible and re-read Exodus, but the movie was 2 hours and 30 minutes, so that will have to wait till tonight! This movie took the classic story from the Old Testament transformed it to a modern interpretation for viewers to follow along. I said interpretation as there were liberties with this movie, but in the grand scheme of thing it worked.  Subtle differences, Bible references parting the Red Sea, while in this movie, the sea retracts due to an unexplainable low tide.  A non-believing Moses has  unexpected encounter with God who leads Moses on an epic adventure to free his people.

Not sure if it a family friendly film as the there are deaths, hangings and the plagues can be a little be disturbing.  So parents you have been warned, I would watch it first and then decide if you want your children to see it.  I personally enjoyed the film as did my husband, but we will wait till the children are older to view this film,  Christian Bale played Moses so well, I was not really a big fan of him prior to this movie, but this changed my view.  This movie also had amazing special effects, great costumes, and acting.  I highly recommend this movie, just be warned it is long and bathroom breaks are a must!

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