Robe (Blu-ray)

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Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture, this inspiring story stars Richard Burton as Marcellus Gallio, a Roman centurion whose life is forever changed when he wins Christ's robe in a gambling game at the foot of the cross.

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Studio Foxvideo
SKU 210536239
UPC 024543570080
UPC 14 00024543570080
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 3/18/2014
Rating NR
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Actors
Name Burton,Richard
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Awards
Oscar (1954) Charles Le Maire, Emile Santiago, Winner, Best Costume Design, Color,Frank Ross, Nominee, Best Picture,Leon Shamroy, Nominee, Best Cinematography, Color,Lyle R. Wheeler, et. al., Winner, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color,Richard Burton, Nominee, Best Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1954) The Robe, Winner, Best Motion Picture - Drama
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ReviewSource Apollo Movie Guide
Review Henry Koster's The Robe, released in 1953 is an interesting film that offers comment on America's socio-political climate a half-century after its release...Among the interesting qualities The Robe has to offer, its sense of social transcendence ranks among the worthiest, alongside the film's demystification of religion, and decentralization of its protagonists...By demystification, I mean to highlight the film's understated quality when dealing with the crucifixion of Christ, and all Christian matters leading up to that moment...The Robe decentralizes its protagonists by avoiding manipulative shot choice and composition; the star isn't the centrepiece of each frame. Here, we see Marcellus, played by the top-billed star, Richard Burton, situated in a negligible position amongst a pack of disciples -- mixed in, with no special treatment for being the standout celebrity...The Robe is an infectious tale that follows the lives of Marcellus, Demetrius, Diana, Caligula, and surrounding Romans and Jews as they come to terms with what it means to live a spiritually bankrupt life, based on the tenets that power and respect are gained through force, oppression, and mercilessness -- and the weight such practices bear on the souls involved...The film falters when it hits its dramatic points, which aren't set up effectively. The stakes of many scenes need to be raised in an effort to heighten the level of intrigue, wonder, suspense... and ultimately, entertainment value. Heightening this weakness is the uneven reality of the set designs (many are great achievements, while others stand out as inferior), and characters that are not fully explored...Still, The Robe is an important piece of American cinema in deconstructing the religious influence that developed the cultural make-up of 1950s American society, by illustrating the arbitrariness of Christianity's social reign.
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Reviewer Jon Lap
ReviewRating 8
Features
Widescreen
Product Attributes
Actor Burton,Richard
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.com ...the first released film in CinemaScope and the one to bring Richard Burton his first lead Oscar nomination.
Variety One magnificent scene after another!

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