Orlando, Florida – Amid a wave of biblical theatrical movies releasing this spring, this classic film, re-titled The JESUS Film, will have select theatrical showings around the nation beginning in March. Additionally, partnering with Cinedigm and Mission Home Video, the high-definition film will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital format in retail and online stores nationwide April 1.

The JESUS Film is a faithful depiction of Christ’s birth, ministry, death and resurrection as told in the biblical account from the Gospel of Luke. Virtually every word Jesus speaks in The JESUS Film is quoted from Scripture, with 450 leaders and scholars having reviewed the script for biblical accuracy. Further historical accuracy was ensured using clothing, pottery and other props made with first-century methods to portray a 2,000-year-old Palestinian culture.

“When the original JESUS film was released 35 years ago, it was ahead of its time,” said Dr. Erick Schenkel, Executive Director of The JESUS Film Project®, a ministry of Cru.”Yet, while the film has introduced billions of individuals around the world to the person of Jesus, few in the U.S. have ever seen it.”

“We believe this new re-mastered version will give audiences an accurate picture of who Jesus is and why individuals around the world have chosen to follow Him, shown with production values they have come to expect.”

The JESUS Film has been officially recognised by The Guinness Book of World Records as the “Most Translated Film” in history, and is now is available in 1,197 languages. In addition, more than 200 million individuals worldwide have indicated a decision to follow Jesus after viewing The JESUS Film.