The Greatest Story Ever Told is one of my favourite films, and also one of the most critically underrated. I saw it first in 1965 at the Casino Cinerama cinema in London. Being a Christian I was deeply moved, especially by Max Von Sydow as Jesus. Since then I have three separate video versions. I am eager to discover the 240 minute version. But I see that the DVD, containing the documentary "He Walks in Beauty" has no UK release dates, which is very unfair since I suspect there is a core of fans in England who like me love admire and respect the film and what the great director George Stevens was trying to do. As Max Von Sydow said: "No film like this can please everybody so in a sense it was a failure, but it was a very beautiful and a very moving failure."
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