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The Miracle Maker [DVD}


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  • Actors: Ralph Fiennes, Michael Bryant, Richard E Grant, Sir Ian Holm, Julie Christie
  • Directors: Derek W. Hayes, Stanislav Sokolov
  • Writers: Murray Watts
  • Producers: Christopher Grace, Elizabeth Babakhina, Geoffrey Marshall-Taylor, Hew Walters, John Geraint
  • Format: DVD-Video, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Icon Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Oct 2007
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000TQLJA0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,711 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

This film uses a mix of 3D model and 2D animation to tell the story of Christ through the eyes of a child. In ancient Israel, young Tamar (voiced by Rebecca Callard) meets Jesus (Ralph Fiennes), a carpenter, whose ability to perform miracles and teachings on God draw a band of loyal followers around him. As Jesus' popularity grows, he comes to challenge the authority of the established Judaic religious leaders, who begin to plot his downfall. A distinguished voice cast includes Richard E. Grant as John the Baptist, plus the late Bob Peck and Daniel Massey in their final roles.

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This animated feature-length life of Jesus boasts a stellar pedigree. Originally a BBC Wales production, it showcases the voices of some of Britain's finest actors in any medium: Ralph Fiennes as a brooding and humble Jesus, Miranda Richardson as Mary Magdalene, Richard E. Grant as John the Baptist and David Thewlis as Judas. The lovely, flute-heavy score is by Oscar-winner Anne Dudley (The Full Monty). And clearly a lot of expense has gone into the Claymation-like animation. But while it's hard to find fault with the rendering of this familiar story--it is respectful and definitely done, you might say, by the Book--it would have been nice if there had been a tad more joy, if it walked a bit lighter in its sandals. As it is, all the characters seem consistently subdued, whether they are expressing angst, rage, terror or bliss--none of which is helped by the figures' blank-eyed stares (if animators are becoming ever more sophisticated, why can't they get rid of those creepy blank gazes once and for all?). Still, the weight of having such formidable actors play these familiar roles lends the production a certain credibility, and parents looking for good religious videos that won't insult their kids' intelligence will be thrilled. --Anne Hurley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Mr. N. A. Payne on 6 April 2003
Format: VHS Tape
I was completely enchanted when I saw this version of the Jesus story. It's a film I can come back to every now and then, and part of it will always choke me up. Whether it's Jesus Baptism, the crucifixion or especially the closing scene following the resurrection. I end up with a dented heart and a lump in my throat.
The characters are very 3 dimensional and are well rounded. All the main points behind the Gospel message are there. The animation, as with the forerunning TV series "Testament" (regarding 6 different Old Testament stories). Different animation techniques are used to emphasize different parts of the story, and this helps maintain interest. I would thoroughly recommend this to all age groups, and people of all backgrounds: this is an inoffensive and very emotional way of portraying the Gospel. It will be interesting to compare this with the live action film "Passion" which is also being made by Icon productions (Mel Gibsons production company).
I would recommend this to teachers - throw away the text books for one afternoon, and let the kids watch this instead... just before the Good Friday/Easter break. It should make for some good and interesting discussion that will heavily benefit childrens education I am sure.
I don't hesitate in recommending this at all. Snap it up, it's a bargain!
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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful By "venusdimylo" on 29 Mar 2002
Format: DVD
This animated version of the story of Jesus is as moving as any film. The attention to detail, the quality of the animation, the simplicity of the story, all are combined to make The Miracle Maker the best animated film ever. It is simple enough for a child to understand, yet profound enough to revive an adult's childhood memories of the man called Jesus. Absolutely wonderful.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By William Cohen VINE VOICE on 23 Mar 2008
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Five years ago, I gave up going to church, but every Easter Sunday I like to watch The Miracle Maker. Every time I find it very moving.

They may be puppets but there's loads going on in their expressions and gestures. Doing a voiceover, could be just doing an voiceover, but these characters are given tremendous life and subtlety by the brilliant cast of actors. I loved Ralph Fiennes and Miranda Richardson's contributions.

The script provides an unusual perspective, and the story only covers aspects of Jesus's life, but there is much humour, warmth and insight. You get the idea of three-dimensional human beings struggling with their lives. The combination of animation and cartoon drawing adds more texture to the story, and the use of flashback is clever.

Watching Lazarus come out of his tomb in his bandages gave me new insight into the story, as did Pilate's worldly cynicism.

I really admire their ability to put genuine comedy into the story and they work towards a powerful statement of Christianity at the end, played out with Anne Dudley's Pie Jesu, which is worth watching the DVD for on its own.

I send a copy of it to all my godchildren.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Jun 2001
Format: VHS Tape
Charming and enchanting. I loved stories of Jesus as a child, but had much more difficulty entering into them as an adult. Miracle Maker has brought the life of Jesus alive for me once more; and furthermore it has saved me reading Bible stories to my kids on Sundays (as it does it much better than I ever could)!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Timothy Gibson on 25 Nov 2000
Format: VHS Tape
I bought the video for my children but ended up spellbound by it and had to watch it again! It is very original in that it varies in animation types (from 3D clay animation to various types of 2D cartoon animation).
It remains true to the Gospels without blandly following them and also brings in the view of a child, Tamar, whos miracle blends in beautifully with the flow of the story.
The only thing I wish there had been more of is of emotion in the characters but what there was was well done and at times I forgot I was watching an animation and at times tears did come to my eyes!
Well done! I'd heartily recommend it.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. E. J. Longhurst on 21 Jan 2010
Format: DVD
Please note that this DVD, like the review of other version remarks, is also NOT TRUE WIDESCREEN, but is simply the 4:3 version with the top and bottom of the picture cropped off. We also have the 4:3 version on VHS and compared them side by side like the other reviewer and found the same thing on this version, so you are actually getting LESS picture on this DVD than on the 4:3 VHS rather than extra at the sides. We stress that this is our ONLY criticism and is the fault of the DVD distributor, not the original makers. Had it not been for this disappointing format problem we would have awarded full 5 stars not 3 to this DVD release. The film content itself is truly remarkable with the combination of drawn (2D) and amazing modelled (3D) animation. Viewers of all ages will be captivated, the incredible detail I just love little details like the children messing around in the background, chasing chickens etc, so lifelike when you think this was all photographed frame by frame making tiny movements to dozens of models, 24 frames for every second of the film. The skill of the animators is commendable. The story of Jesus is told faithfully but in such a fresh, human way it will appeal to all people not just those of Christian faith. We love this film and would recommend it to everyone. Viewers will certainly not feel that religion is being "pushed down their throat" in any sense or form. 5 stars to the film content.
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