Valeria Cavalli
Director: Roger M. Young Cast: Valeria Cavalli
Valeria Cavalli
, Warren Clarke
Warren Clarke
, Stefano Dionisi
Stefano Dionisi
Roger M. Young

DVD (Full Frame)



This television miniseries recounts the biblical story of Joseph, the 11th son of the Hebrew patriarch, Jacob. Joseph (Paul Mercurio) has an extraordinary gift: the ability to interpret dreams. He also enjoys the special favor of his father. One day, Jacob (Martin Landau) presents his son a splendid coat as evidence of his deep affection for him. Envious, his brothers sell Joseph into bondage to an Egyptian. But Joseph eventually rises out of slavery after he interprets a troublesome dream of Pharaoh (Stefano Dionisi) as a sign that Egypt will experience seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine. Impressed by Joseph's strange powers, Pharaoh elevates him to the highest government position in Egypt next to Pharaoh's. Then Joseph wisely directs Egypt to store grain during the years of plenty. Finally, after famine strikes, Egypt sets bountiful tables as before, but other lands suffer severe deprivation. Jacob sends Joseph's brothers to Egypt for grain. After gaining an audience with the esteemed Joseph, they do not recognize him. So much time has passed, after all. And who could imagine that their own brother, a mere Hebrew slave, could have cast off his yoke and ascended to such heights of power? As the film moves toward its conclusion, viewers wonder whether Joseph will hold his brothers to account for their wrongdoing -- or reconcile with them and renew familial relationships.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/28/2016
UPC: 0826663165081
Original Release: 1995
Rating: NR
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 3:05:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Valeria Cavalli Actor
Warren Clarke Actor
Stefano Dionisi Pharao
Ben Kingsley Potiphar
Alice Krige Actor
Paul Mercurio Joseph
Martin Landau Jacob
Dominique Sanda Actor
Lesley Ann Warren Potiphar's wife

Technical Credits
Roger Young Director
Paolo Biagetti Production Designer
James Carrington Screenwriter
Lionel Chetwynd Screenwriter
Marco Frisina Score Composer
Raffaele Mertes Cinematographer
Lorenzo Minoli Producer
Gerald F. Rafshoon Executive Producer
Enrico Sabbatini Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer
Benjamin A. Weissman Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Bible Stories: Joseph
1. Chapter 1 [18:20]
2. Chapter 2 [22:53]
3. Chapter 3 [26:30]
4. Chapter 4 [24:19]
5. Chapter 5 [2:02]
6. Chapter 6 [21:52]
7. Chapter 7 [20:27]
8. Chapter 8 [27:19]
9. Chapter 9 [21:25]

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