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    Looking at film interpretations of the stories in the Bible - past, present and future, as well as current film releases with spiritual significance, and a few bits and pieces on the Bible.

    Tuesday, January 23, 2007

    Nativity News vol.19

    Here's a series I didn't think I'd be resurrecting until much later in the year! Over at FilmChat Peter Chattaway has revealed that The Nativity Story will be released on DVD on the 20th March (which, as he notes, is in time for the Feast of the Annunciation on the 25th).

    I think this must be part of a multi-layered DVD marketing strategy. The obvious time for a DVD release would be around October, so it is in people's minds in the run up to Christmas. The fact that this version of the DVD has no special features (other than one of the two trailers) even though there were 5 featurettes on the official website, suggests a special edition DVD release will be made available later, perhaps even as early as this Christmas (as I originally expected). There will, however, be both widescreen and "full-frame" version of the film on the disc, something which might not be available in later releases.

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