Passion Of The Christ

Caviezel, Jim

SKU: 024543353300

UPC 024543353300
Release Date 2017-02-07
Studio 20th Century Fox
Discs 1
Length 126
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST depicts the last 12 hours of the life of Jesus of Nazareth (Jim Caviezel), beginning with his betrayal by Judas Iscariot (Luca Lionello) and ending with his crucifixion and subsequent resurrection. Directed by Mel Gibson (BRAVEHEART)--who funded the film himself and co-wrote the screenplay--PASSION uses flashbacks to substantiate a handful of pertinent moments in Jesus' life and teachings, such as the Sermon on the Mount and the Last Supper, as well as his relationships with his mother and his disciples. Still, the drama focuses on the seemingly endless torture inflicted upon Jesus by Roman soldiers at the urging of the Jewish crowd that considers him a blasphemer, despite the attempts of a sympathetic Pontius Pilate (Hristo Naumov Shopov) to spare him from death. The faint of heart should be prepared for the brutal, barbaric beatings that Christ endures. Maia Morgenstern, Monica Bellucci, and Hristo Jivkov are touching as Mary, Magdalene, and John respectively, who are devastated by Jesus' fate yet aware that they can do nothing to change it. Performed in Aramaic and Latin with English subtitles, Gibson's labor of love is sure to prompt discussion and debate as to historical and Biblical fact.This is Gibson's personal vision of the greatest story ever told, a look inside his heart and soul...[T]here is undeniable power and artistry in the filmmaking...[Caviezel] has an eloquent, spindly body and a gauntly ascetic profile...Gibson's immersion in the blood of Christ is an act of faith filmed with a zealot's rapture.[I]t is Gibson himself, as director, who most energizes the movie, breathing life into the dusty annals of scripture and investigating them with an almost indescribable, elegiac beauty.What THE PASSION adds to Gibson's previous directorial offerings is a stripped-down economy of story-telling and a flair for hauntingly iconic imagery which lend an irresistibly visceral edge.Theatrical Release Date: February 25, 2004[U]ndeniably well-made...
Cast Hristo Shopov (Star)
Mel Gibson (Screenwriter)
Mattia Sbragia (Star)
Maia Morgenstern (Star)
John Debney (Composer)
Mel Gibson (Director)
Luca Lionello (Star)
Monica Bellucci (Star)
Bruce Davey (Producer)
Enzo Sisti (Executive Producer)
Caleb Deschanel (Director of Photography)
Claudia Gerini (Star)
James Caviezel (Star)
Benedict Fitzgerald (Screenwriter)
Stephen McEveety (Producer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Includes both the Original Theatrical and a Recut Version Edited for Graphic Depictions Audio Commentaries (Original Version) with Mel Gibson, Filmmakers and Theologians Biblical Footnotes (Original Version) Music Commentary (Selected Scenes, Original Version) Widescreen - 2.39 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, Spanish Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.30000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute Additional Footage,Director Cast Commentary,Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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