Big Screen Drama SON OF GOD Heads to Blu-ray/DVD Today

Big Screen Drama SON OF GOD Heads to Blu-ray/DVD Today

SON OF GOD, the hit film which centers on the life of Jesus Christ', will come to Blu-Ray and DVD today, June 3, the filmmakers reveal to USA TODAY exclusively.

According to the report, the DVD/Blu-Ray release will feature extras including a section called Son of God: Reborn. This features a documentary on what it's like to be a Christian in 2014 with interviews with varied religious leaders who worked with the filmmakers. There is also additional footage of the film's Passion sequence, featuring Jesus, played by Diogo Morgado. The footage is without words, set to Hans Zimmer's score.

Twentieth Century FOX released Son Of God in theaters nationwide on February 28, 2014.

Producer and Actress Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel, The Bible) and Producer Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor, Shark Tank, The Bible) brought the Epic miniseries "The Bible" to television audiences around the world with their company LightWorkers Media. The series became the number one cable entertainment telecast of the year, one of the fastest-selling TV-to-disc titles ever and went on to garner 3 Emmy Award nominations. Mixing adventure, action and drama from The Bible, the series drew acclaim for retelling the sacred text in a way that was relevant to today's audiences.

Now, the larger-than-life story of Jesus gets a larger-than-life treatment in the stand-alone feature SON OF GOD. Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, the film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar-winner Hans Zimmer. Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado beautifully portrays the role of Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. This movie has been able to bring leaders together with support from across all denominations. The producers focused from the very beginning on creating an experience that would be shared by all.

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have succeeded in doing what few before them have done; they have produced in Son Of God a film that tells the story of Jesus and touches the heart. "SON OF GOD proves that when talent and Passion collide, the outcome is spectacular," said Joel Osteen, Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church and #1 bestselling author. "Having spent time with them on the set, Victoria and I witnessed first hand the deep and abiding Passion they both possess for God's Word."

Source: USA Today