Not only was he the very first superhero, but – unlike the Marvel characters – he actually existed! The star-studded and lavishly staged US cinema hit “Samson” by Bruce Macdonald is available for the first time in a media book edition strictly limited to 500 copies with the uncut version released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on the “M-Square Pictures” label.

Samson” is a splendid mixture of the historical adventures “The Ten Commandments” and “300“. “Samson” is visually stunning and has a star-studded cast. Among others: Billy Zane (“Titanic“, “Twin Peaks“), Rutger Hauer (“Blade Runner“) and Lindsay Wagner (“The Seven Million Dollar Woman“).

This exclusive mediabook edition from 2024 contains a Blu-ray and a DVD with the uncut cinema version – almost 4 minutes more action than the FSK 12 film version, including a 16-page booklet section with interesting background information. The film is the first major costume film epic from the Pure Flix studios, filmed at impressive locations in South Africa.

The biblical hero from the Book of Judges was first made by Hollywood in 1949 as “Samson & Delilah”. The film was directed by the legendary producer Cecil B. DeMille (“The Ten Commandments“). The biblical epic was directed by Bruce MacDonald, who most recently directed the surfer biopic “The Perfect Wave“.

Summary:

1170 BC: The people of Israel live in despair under the iron bondage of the Philistines and wait for a saviour. Samson appears to be this saviour: even his birth is a miracle, as his mother could not actually have children. But an angel announced to her that she would have a child whose hair must never be cut and that he would become a hero of Israel. So it happens, and the child with the long hair becomes the young Samson (Taylor James), who slowly realises his unimaginable powers and then, as the head of Israel – as a judge – keeps the Philistines in check.

But Samson is not only strong and courageous, he also has weaknesses. He likes riddles and sometimes loses. And he likes beautiful women, mostly from the enemy, the Philistines, which always gets him into trouble. When he confides the secret of his enormous power to his wife Delila (Caitlin Leahy), she betrays him and the cunning Rallah (Jackson Rathbone) is able to capture Samson. Samson is imprisoned, blinded and forced into slave labour. But that is not the end of Samson…

Feedback

“This is a gripping, action-packed portrait of Samson that is not to be missed.” (thechristianfilmreview.com)

“A gripping saga impressively adapted for the big screen.” (Lee Strobel, author of “The Fall of Jesus”)

“An epic film that, though set thousands of years ago, reflects many of our fears today.” (Andy Peterson, author and founder of Lion King Ministries)

“Powerful! This is the historically familiar story of faith and strength, dramatically enacted.” (Brad Bloom, editor of Faith and Fitness Magazine.)

“The South African settings are beautiful to behold. The equipment is indulgent, the settings either recreated with great attention to detail or convincingly created on the computer.” (Actionfreund.de)

“Quite an entertaining adaptation of the Old Testament.” (EricDSnider.com)

“Samson is a high-quality production. The locations – filmed in South Africa – sets and costumes are stunning…” (HeroPresstwo.blogspot.com)

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