Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Promise DVD Review & Giveaway

Disclosure:  I was provided with this DVD to facilitate my review.  All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  Thanks so much to FlyBy and the sponsor for providing this information and giveaway.


I have a new film to tell you about - perfect in time for Christmas, The Promise: The Birth of the Messiah by Glorious films.  My family has really been enjoying this production.  This film is extremely faithful to scripture which I truly appreciate, and also creatively elaborates a few new characters; Mary's mother is probably the most surprising example, and Zechariah adds some fun humor.

The Magnificat was amazing and done superbly!  This scene is worth the price of the whole movie, for sure.  And the song is catchy, too - it is not uncommon for me to wake up in the morning to 4 of my 5 children singing I Will Magnify, super awesome.

 Here B and D are acting out the Magnificat scene - praising the Lord.

And here are Mary and Elizabeth in the film.

However, there are other times that the characters' dance and the story line didn't seem to always line up, or the ballet movements are sort of awkward.  Unfortunately, one of these occurs right near the beginning as the Jewish religious leaders help open the setting on the streets.  You might also look out for the angel Gabriel's announcement to Mary - to me the choreography there felt a bit off.

Overall, the film is a true win and I would highly recommend watching it.
Read more about The Promise and Glorious Films below and don't forget to enter the giveaway!  It is also available for purchase here.

The Promise: The Birth of the Messiah is an animated musical celebration of one of the most pivotal events in all human history, the birth of Jesus Christ.
This beautifully crafted musical is a faithful adaptation of the birth narrative from the Gospel of Luke in both story and song. The animated production leverages optical motion technology to blend traditional animation techniques with the performance talents of ballet dancers and dramatic stage actors. The result is a unique and worshipful story experience that will inspire audiences young and old for years to come.

Glorious Films is the home of high quality entertainment products created from a strong biblical worldview. The creative and technical teams are world-class and have come to from all over the globe. Their first film, The Promise, is an animated musical about the nativity story that will be released in 2013. The second film, The Prodigal, an animated musical based on the parable of the prodigal son, is in production for a Spring 2014 release.

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Elisebet F said...

Well, I'm a Christian, but since Christmas started as a pagan holiday, I typically don't think of it as celebrating Christ's birth, etc., but don't care if others do. Instead I think of Christmas as a time to get together with family and friends...and all the yummy food!

Nancy said...

To me, Christmas means the birth of our Savior.

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Nancy said...

I love the colors and quality of the animation in the trailer.

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tarter95 said...

Christmas means the blessed promise that Jesus came to save us !

kathy dalton said...

I liked watching the trailer and Im glad to see the real meaning of Christmas

kathy dalton said...

Christmas's meaning is that God created his son Jesus tosave us all and deliver us from evil

Monja Blue said...

I enjoyed the trailer, the colors are rich and the scenes vibrant in this well directed telling of the Christmas story.

Monja Blue said...

Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

Liza Vladyka said...

xmas means rebirth and life and a season of giving

Liza Vladyka said...

i think it is a wonderful movie and it helps children understand ty

Sue Hull said...

It means celebrating the birth of Christ with my family.Thank you :)
sue-hull64 at comcast dot net