King of Kings

Hunter, Jeffrey

SKU: 883929174508

UPC 883929174508
Release Date 2011-03-29
Studio Warner Home Video
Discs 1
Length 171
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis A splendid, deeply moving screen biography of Christ. Especially memorable is the portion of the film depicting the Sermon on the Mount.Originally a 70mm production, shot in Super Technirama. A silent version of the life of Christ, also called King of Kings, was directed by Cecil B. de Mille in 1927. The cast included H.B. Warner (Christ); Jacqueline Logan (Mary Magdalene); Joseph Schildkraut (Judas); Ernest Torrence (Peter); Victor Varconi (Pontius Pilate); Dorothy Cummings (Mary, mother of Jesus); and Rudolph Schildkraut (Caiaphas).Nicholas Ray's lavish and beautifully constructed widescreen epic about the life of Jesus of Nazareth. King of Kings is built upon a series of narrative parallels and contrasts between Jesus and Barrabas. The film portrays the thief as a rebel leader of the Jewish resistance; unlike Jesus, who preaches a message of peace, Barrabas advocates violence as a means to an end. By building his drama around this religious and philosophical conflict, Ray establishes a tension that defamiliarizes this well-known story. Highlights include the Sermon on the Mount and the scene in which Salome asks King Herod for the head of John the Baptist.
Cast Jeffrey Hunter (Star)
Viveca Lindfors (Star)
Ron Randell (Star)
Philip Yordan (Screenwriter)
Renee Lichtig (Editor)
Rip Torn (Star)
Robert Ryan (Star)
Harry Guardino (Star)
Nicholas Ray (Director)
Miklos Rozsa (Composer)
Milton R. Krasner (Director of Photography)
Manuel Berenguer (Cinematographer)
Franz Planer (Cinematographer)
Harold F. Kress (Editor)
Hurd Hatfield (Star)
Siobhan McKenna (Star)
Samuel Bronston (Producer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Vintage Featurette The Camera's Window of the World Premiere Newsreels Theatrical Trailer Widescreen - 2.39 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French DTS HD Master Audio - English, French Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.30000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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