For a five and a
half hour long DVD set, Brides of Christ is very entertaining though I would
suggest not running them consecutively. The show follows two young women and
the people they come into contact with the two girls have been accepted into
the church and have begun to train as nuns. The show is contained of six
sections each concentrating on each woman throughout the story,
Diane, Frances, Ambrose, Rosemary, Paul and Catherine.
Diane and her Vanessa are really the main characters throughout; they become
the best of friends through their involvement with the church and when their
friendship escalates, and Diane’s ideas that she writes in the her diary are
read by Vanessa and she takes them seriously and a little too literal, they
both get in trouble, and Diane is forced to do away with her most prized
possession, her diary.
girls in the convent learn all about age old traditions, rites and when they
question the philosophy behind the teachings the high ranked sisters consider
it as disregard for the teachings, when in actual fact the girls are just
stimulating healthy conversation about the religion to help them understand
better. The story all takes place during the second world war and with change
on the way the sisters are having a lot of trouble adapting and because they
are bound by their vows they must try to believe and follow the old teachings
while still taking on board all the new changes that are being introduced.
The girls have now graduated the nunnery and they are thankfully assigned to
the same school for catholic Girls, their lives there become a part of the
young girls of which they teach in that not only are the sisters their
teachers but their friends as well.
“Brides of Christ” premiered on Television in 1991 to exciting reviews and
solid numbers for the ABC. It has built up a standing as one of the country’s
pinnacle moments in mini-series television, not only for its script and
prevailing story line, but as an early vehicle for more a star on the rise.
Among them a young Russell Crowe, an even younger but no less endowed Naomi
Watts, and another who would go far in both TV and film, Lisa Hensley.
quality of the picture is a little ordinary, and you can at times see grains
of God knows what all over the screen, please excuse the pun. You can also
see the background noise in the darker parts of the movie causing the black
squares to appearing the blackness. The sound quality is also very good,
there is no need for you to turn the volume all the way up to hear what they
are saying only to find that when something other than dialogue comes on it
blows your ears off, fantastic job on the sound balance.
Extras are absolutely terrible, mainly because there just isn’t any, oh well
better luck next time, but I guess after almost six hours of mini-series the
last thing your prepared for is extras. Great job
Brides of Christ