Street Date:
May 07, 2013
Deleted Title
Home Entertainment
Product Overview

From Genesis: “In the Beginning…” This moving film shows Jacob's struggle to receive his father's blessing. Esau and Jacob were born to Isaac and Rebekah. As firstborn son, Esau was destined to become head of the family and inherit a double share of the estate. Before his death, Isaac was to place his blessings upon each son, when Rebekah heard that Isaac was going to bless Esau, she took matters into her own hands and devised a plan to trick Isaac, who was blind, into blessing Jacob instead. Jacob obeys his mother and receives the blessings but is forced to flee for his life when an enraged Esau vows to kill him. Jacob seeks refuge in the homeland of his mother's brother Leban. He marries Leban's daughters, rears a family and works for his father-in-law tending sheep. Soon, Jacob loses favor with his father-in-law and God tells him to return to the land of his father. Fearing a confrontation with his brother Esau, he nervously prepares for the reunion with his brother.

Studio: VCI Entertainment
Genre: Biblical Drama
Runtime: 105 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated Starring: Fosco Giacchetti, Luisa Della Noce, Jean Morcier, Giorgio Cerioni, Judy Parker, Glauco Onorato, Alfredo Rizzo
Dove Review

Dove "Family-Approved" Seal for Ages 12+

Quality Rating: 1-5 Doves

Dove Family-Approved
Recommended for
ages 12 and over

Dove Worldview:

The story of Jacob is told in this remarkable biblical story which features Jacob wrestling with the Lord. We see how he goes from being a deceitful man to a man known as Israel, "a prince".

This film is a pretty accurate picture of the biblical story of Jacob and we see his dedication in waiting Rachel's hand in marriage when his father-in-law wrongfully presents Leah to him in the beginning instead of Rachel. There are a few scenes of battles depicted with some blood shed. This inspiring biblical film is awarded our Dove "Faith Friendly" Seal for ages twelve plus. Watch it soon and see the Bible come to life!

Content Description:
Sex: None
Language: Idiot-1
Violence: Man is choked to death but scene cuts away; a son screams as his father is about to plunge his sword into him for a sacrifice but the father is told by an angel to stop; dead sheep is skinned and some blood seen; the sound of a servant being whipped; the Lord and a character wrestle. Drugs: A celebration with drinking.
Nudity: Men in loin cloths.
Other: Man is deceitful but changes.