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Passion of the Christ 2-Disc Set Blu-ray Disc Description
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.
2-Disc Set Checkpoint Sensormatic Full Frame - 1.33 Screen Format Note: Widescreen - 2.40 Audio: DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 - Aramaic, Latin, Hebrew Subtitles - SDH English, Spanish - Optional Disc 1: THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST Additional Release Material: Featurettes - "Passion Recut" Audio Commentary: 1. Director/Producer/Co-Screenwriter Mel Gibson, Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel and Editor John Wright 2. Producer Stephen McEveety, VFX Supervisor/Second Unit Director Ted Rae and Special Make-up and VFX Designer Keith Vanderlaan 3. Mel Gibson, Father William J. Fulco, Gerry Matatics and Father John Bartunek 4. Composer John Debney Disc 2: Supplemental Material Additional Release Material: Behind the Scenes: "By His Wounds We Are Healed: Making THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST" (21 parts) Featurette: "The Legacy" (5 parts) Alternate Scenes: Deleted Scenes (2) Trailers: Theatrical Trailer Text/Photo Galleries: Additional Text: Historical Texts Galleries: 1. Production Art 2. Art Images
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