Godspell the Movie (1973). DVD, color, widescreen, subtitled. 103 minutes. Starring Victor Garber, Lynne Thigpen, Katie Hanley, David Haskell, Merrell Jackson.The long-running 1970;s stage musical based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew comes to dvd in this exhilarating big-screen adaptation. Includes the hit song Day by Day and an infectious pop score. The film opens with youthful city dwellers from various walks of life dropping their activities to follow John the Baptist (David Haskell from the original New York production). They sing ("Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord") as he leads them into a fountain where they are (metaphorically) baptized. There they meet Jesus (Victor Garber). Frizzy hair and mime makeup aside, the handsome young Garber (Titanic, Annie) is convincing in his film debut. Once baptized, they follow him around various scenic New York locations, singing and acting out passages from the Scriptures.