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    Looking at film interpretations of the stories in the Bible - past, present and future, as well as preparation for a future work on Straub/Huillet's Moses und Aron and a few bits and pieces on biblical studies.

    Matt Page


    Thursday, May 24, 2007

    Moses the Lawgiver on Region 2 DVD

    I discovered on Monday that Lew Grade's 1975 series Moses the Lawgiver was released on Region 2 DVD back in March of this year.

    It's difficult to know for certain whether this is the full version. At 300 minutes it should contain most of the series (it's certainly not the 141 minute cut that gained a cinematic release), but the IMDb lists it as lasting for 360 minutes so a few cuts may have been made.

    It's been a while since I have seen this, but I recall it being one of the more challenging films about the life of Moses.

    I'll be reviewing this release shortly.

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    • At 1:12 am, May 27, 2007, Blogger WitlessD said…

      Hi Matt

      I'm pretty sure that the version you have is quite complete. The IMDb timing is based on the rough calculation of 6 episodes of an hour each. Well, that was about right for a programme shown on ITV that included advert breaks, but in fact, the episodes were nearer 50 minutes - a total of 300 minutes. The BFI database even gives the slightly shorter length of 288 minutes in total: http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/287994


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