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The Bible Unearthed + Inside The Koran (First Run Features DVDs)


Picture: C     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Main Programs: C+



The overdose of often predictable, sometimes pointless and too often propagandic religious DVD continues with two new programs that are on the sincere side, but are basic no matter what new ideas are presented.  Two new programs are on the accurate side covering two world religions, but only does so much to expand on them.


The Bible Unearthed is a four-part hour-long mini-series connecting faith and study with archeology has some interesting moments, but unless you care about the religion, this is a flat series.  It preaches to the “already converted” as they say and inadvertently hoping to go for an Indiana Jones crowd, minus the action or fun, while Inside The Koran tries to explain the sacred Islamic document and is also not bad.  However, it too only goes so far and is only for those who really care.  Both are not bad if you are studying either faith, but others can skip them.


The letterboxed 1.78 X 1 image on Koran and on Bible are softer than usual and also detail challenged, plus have some aliasing errors throughout.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is simple and not bad, but can be uneven and inconsistent, so expect roughness at times.  Neither have any extras, unless trailers count.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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