Testament [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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Here I am now two decades later and I recently went back to Uni as a mature student to study...theology. I still think I can put my second 'academic life' down to Romer and the effect which Testament had on me all those years ago. So of course, not having seen Testament since those first student days, I picked up a copy off Amazon. It's region 1 but laptop's can get around that.
So, is it as good as I remember it? No.
It is better.
This is how good documentaries used to be before satellite TV; before Discovery channel 'documentaries' went into commercial breaks with cheap, sensational hooks, trying to catch and retain channel-hoppers; before trite modern tricks and CGI eye-candy made up for depth of content; before dumbing down in other words.
The first thing that strikes you about Testament is its pace and sheer class. The photography is subtle, there are whole lengthy, unrushed sequences of no narration...just evocative footage of mundane life in the Holy Land. The viewer is given time, precious time to just watch and be beguiled by and drawn into the world which Romer is describing.Read more ›
John Romer's style is very warm and easy on the ear. Clearly a non believer, he examines the Bible with respect, as a historical set of documents, and brings it alive, in the context in which it was written. Very informative indeed.
Well worth having, despite the region and price (!!).
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I was thrilled when I found the DVD's for Testament. I have had the series on VHS since the 80's but the VCR ate it and I was very upset. I love to watch this series. Read morePublished on 17 Dec. 2010 by D. L. Morey
At last we've got it in DvD format, after 20 years all the old video's were fading, twisting and snapping and we were in danger of loosing what I believe to be the finest... Read morePublished on 19 Sept. 2010 by John Bentley
For me this series became one of life's beacons of light that has faithfully guided me to understand that man made god, not the other way around. Read morePublished on 18 Sept. 2010 by Shaun9528