Perhaps the single greatest motion picture ever made dealing with Islam. The Message (Al-Risala) is now available in a new digitally mastered version, presented in widescreen with optimized picture and sound.
It is the 7th century in Mecca, where powerful leaders are in conflict with the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) who attacks their way of life and the injustice it produces. After seeing a vision of the Angel Gabriel, the Messenger calls the people of Mecca to cast aside the 300 idols of the Kaaba and worship only one God. Despite bitter opposition from the leaders of Mecca, the Prophet and his faithful followers meet secretly to listen to the revelations of the word of God. The leaders respond with persecution and the Muslims must defend the purity of the faith of Abraham and all the Prophets before Muhammed (pbuh).
Starring the late great Anthony Quinn, this is the stunning epic of Islam produced and directed by Moustapha Akkad. Includes the one hour documentary The Making of an Epic, plus the English and Arabic theatrical trailers. This classic has inspired thousands of Muslims throughout the world, and should be a part of every home video library!
Publisher: Anchor Bay Entertainment, Trancas Films (2005)
Voice: Anthony Papas, Irene Quinn, Michael Ansara, Johnny Sekka, Michael Forest (stars); Moustapha Akkad (director); H.A.L. Craig (screenwriter); Maurice Jarre (compose)
Media: DVD (2, in single case)
Total running time: English 178 minutes, Arabic 198 minutes (both rated PG)