Bloodline

Bloodline

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Drawing on the controversial "Bloodline" conspiracy that claims Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene actually married and had children, director Bruce Burgess' documentary cuts to the heart of the matter by speaking with two alleged members of the Priority of Scion - a secret society rumored to have closely guarded the bloodline of Christ thought the centuries. In 1982, Christians around the world were shocked by a best-seller titled Holy Blood, Holy Grail, and though it was that book that is often credited with promulgating the "Bloodline" theory, it was author Dan Brown's 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code that propelled the theory to the forefront of contemporary religious debate. Could it be that the church has been covering up this secret for thousands of years? Now, in order to find out if there is any element of truth to the "Bloodline" theory, Burgess and his crew explore a wooden chest that may contain the greatest secret in the history of Christianity, discover a collection of handwritten letters penned by a late19th century priest who openly repudiates official Christian Doctrine, and contacts two supposed representatives of the Priority of Scion in hopes of finding the evidence that will solve a mystery 2,000 years in the making.
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781595870834
1595870830
Branch Call Number: 001.9 BLO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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tripnikk Feb 17, 2012

I'm willing to suspend disbelief in order to enjoy a good conspiracy theory. That's half the fun, right? However, some evidence is so horribly faked that no amount of effort can force one to accept it. All the artifacts found in the film seem to be buried no more than 10 inches below the ground. Ancient documents are in pristine condition (and handled with bare hands...even when under supervision of supposed religious archivists) and look like they were written in magic marker by a child. Even if one was to accept the fact that a vacuum was somehow created inside the bottle which perfectly preserved the maps and letters, and [s]he ignored the fact that the penmanship of "Sauniere" is completely different from his other letters and correspondences recorded and accepted by mainstream historians, and we even believed that he somehow managed to spell his own name incorrectly, the documents are still riddled with so many errors in basic (French) grammar that it is impossible to take the life threats each of the interviewees face very seriously. Have you ever translated something from another language to English using one of those translation websites? The sentences are awkward and sometimes make no sense and incorrect tenses or meanings words are used. That's pretty much what we have here.

It's also interesting that the gentleman who supposedly keeps secrets of the Priory of Sion (an organization that has been debunked several times) is willing to interview on camera and divulge information which has been kept under wraps for centuries.

I was not expecting this "documentary" to hold up to close scrutiny. It's fun to watch this sort of thing after a long day of work. However, at a certain point it becomes so incredulous that I can't even find it entertaining anymore. If a director is going to try to "Blair Witch" his audience, the least he can do is put forth a little more effort.

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chrischurchill
Sep 06, 2010

A remarkable story that fleshes out some of the reality behind some of the popular new myths surrounding this theory. Fans of the kind of stories that Dan Brown is famous for will truly enjoy this documentary. Although some of the facts seem a little far fetched, the overall film offers a good balanced look at the conspiracy theory.

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RonNasty64
Aug 30, 2009

Was everything I was expecting. Very similar outcome as "Holy Blood Holy Grail", but with more concrete looking proof. Still left with questions as to the validity of the Priory of Sion though.

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RonNasty64
Aug 30, 2009

Why do you have to have a PHd to uncover somethng remarkable?

What if the second coming was our renewed vision of who jesus really was?

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