Martin Landau stars as Abraham in this sweeping historical drama of a man his people and their faith. Centered on one of the oldest and greatest spiritual texts of the Western world In The Beginning is a powerfully rendered film retelling some of the most enduring stories from the Old Testament - those of the Hebrew patriarch Abrahamand his lineage. Sacrificing neither power nor passion this saga begins with creation and Abraham s call to find the Promised Land then seamlessly weaves together the epic quest of a people through the lives of Isaac Rebeccah Esau and Jacob the remarkable rise to power of Joseph. Moses and the burning bush and the origin of Passover. World-class visual effects will awe today s viewers just as the actual biblical events awed those who first witnessed them. As the story culminates with Moses handing the staff of Abraham to Aaron gazing upon the new land there is sense that a new chapter in the life of the Jewish people is just beginning...with renewed hope increased faith and promise for all generations. Actors: Bill Campbell - Eddie Cibrian - Fred Weller - Jacqueline Bisset - Martin Landau. Director: Kevin Connor. Format: DVD. Format Size: Fullscreen. Runtime: 168 mins. Language: English. Region code: Region 1 (United States Canada Bermuda U.S. territories). Discs: 1. Rating: PG. Genre: Drama. Release Year: 2000.