Passion of the Christ-Definitive Edition

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on 1/27/2013

it is a movie that made me reflect. It made me sad, and based on my beliefs made me proud that this individual cared for me and gave his life to set me free. It was a well done and flowed well from beginning to end. It built on itself the way a great movie should. The editing and story through the lens was exceptional. It was a great technical movie regardless of beliefs. Read More

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Violent Portrayal

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The film has been labeled violent, which it is; but unfair here has been the label that it is in some sense unusually violent. It is not. There are hundreds of movies that are far more violent. Perhaps this film is even less violent than average. It is perhaps even less violent than the blockbuster version of Gandhi of some years back, billing Candice Bergen & Ben Kingsley, of which the Passion has reminded me somewhat; at any rate they are at least in the same ball park. Read More

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Product Overview

One of the cinema's most intensely powerful movie-going experiences, The Passion of the Christ has become a critically acclaimed, global box-office phenomenon. Now, this history-making film has inspired millions to learn more about its origins. This long-awaited, 2-disc, Definitive Edition DVD set provides the viewer with hours of behind-the-scenes material, including in-depth featurettes about the production - from concept to completion - deleted scenes, insights into the historical basis of its story, director's commentary, theological commentary, and much more!

From Academy Award-winning director Mel Gibson comes a profound story of courage and sacrifice, depicting the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus Christ.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 203406890
UPC 024543222835
UPC 14 00024543222835
Format DVD
Release Date 3/2/2010
Keywords
Betrayal
Bible (The)
Bible Epic
Christianity
Christians
Death
Gospel
Jesus Christ
Music (General)
Period Piece
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note 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.
Reviews
Los Angeles Times "This is Gibson's personal vision of the greatest story ever told, a look inside his heart and soul..." 02/24/2004 p.1
USA Today "[T]here is undeniable power and artistry in the filmmaking..." 02/27/2004 p.8E
Entertainment Weekly "[Caviezel] has an eloquent, spindly body and a gauntly ascetic profile..." 03/05/2004 p.46-7
Rolling Stone "Gibson's immersion in the blood of Christ is an act of faith filmed with a zealot's rapture." 03/18/2004 p.79
Box Office "[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." 04/01/2004 p.160-1
Sight and Sound "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." 04/01/2004 p.63-4
Premiere "[U]ndeniably well-made..." 07/01/2004 p.112
Directors
Mel Gibson
Actors
Maia Morgenstern
Monica Bellucci
Jim Caviezel
Cast & Crew
Benedict Fitzgerald - Screenplay
Caleb Deschanel - Cinematographer
Christo Jivkov - Actor
Enzo Sisti - Executive Producer
Francesco De Vito - Actor
Francesco Frigeri - Production Designer
James Caviezel - Actor
John Debney, et. al. - Original Music By
John Wright - Editor
Luca Lionello - Actor
Maia Morgenstern - Actor
Mattia Sbragia - Actor
Mel Gibson - Producer
Mel Gibson - Screenplay
Mel Gibson - Director
Monica Bellucci - Actor
Steve Mirkovich - Editor
Toni Bertorelli - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2004
Catalog ID 2232283
UPC 00024543222835
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 142 minutes
Color Color
Original Language Latin
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks Aramaic, Hebrew, Latin
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.40:1
Awards
Nominee (2005) Oscar, Caleb Deschanel, Best Achievement in Cinematography,Oscar, Keith VanderLaan, Christien Tinsley, Best Achievement in Makeup,Oscar, John Debney, Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Winner (2005) People's Choice, The Passion of the Christ, Favorite Movie Drama
Nominee (2004) MTV Award, James Caviezel, Best Male Performance
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review There are so many ancillary issues surrounding the release of Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ (nee The Passion) that they threaten to dwarf the 127-minute movie that lies at the maelstrom's epicenter. (The controversy, whether real, concocted, or some combination of the two, has provided an unprecedented level of free publicity.) So let me cut to the chase before backing up and looking at some of these appendage elements. The Passion of the Christ is a gripping, powerful motion picture--arguably the most forceful depiction of Jesus' death ever to be committed to film. It leaves an indelible imprint on the psyche; viewers of this movie may never look at a crucifix in quite the same way.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The movie is 126 minutes long, and I would guess that at least 100 of those minutes, maybe more, are concerned specifically and graphically with the details of the torture and death of Jesus. This is the most violent film I have ever seen...It is a film about an idea. An idea that it is necessary to fully comprehend the Passion if Christianity is to make any sense. Gibson has communicated his idea with a singleminded urgency. Many will disagree. Some will agree, but be horrified by the graphic treatment. I myself am no longer religious in the sense that a long-ago altar boy thought he should be, but I can respond to the power of belief whether I agree or not, and when I find it in a film, I must respect it.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
Features
DVD, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Caviezel,James
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Claudia Puig, USA Today There is enlightenment--even stark poetry--in The Passion.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post A highly personal, provocative and in some ways riveting vision with an inspired performance by Jim Caviezel as Jesus.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Powerfully moving!
Richard Corliss, Time Magazine A serious, handsome, excruciating film that radiates total commitment.
Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly ...a big, bold, nightmarishly beautiful film...

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