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The Robe

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic video about real faith

    This is a classic video, with superb acting, good editing, and it flows well with no unseemly gaps. Richard Burton does an excellent job as Marcellus, and seeing Victor Mature made me want to find more of his videos. Jay Robinson as the mad emperor Caligula is very good, and Michael Rennie made the best Peter I have seen. The movie is very inspiring, and encourages you to have that close walk with Christ that the first century christians had, so much so that many laid down their lives for Jesus, just as he gave his life for us. I recommend this movie to anyone who wants to see a video with a real message, yet not presented in a boring way, and there is plenty of action for those of us that like it. This is wholesome and worthwhile entertainment.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    CLASSIC EPIC WITH INSPIRING STORY!

    The Robe is one of the great biblical classics. It is a fictional account of a love story between and man and woman. This film demonstrates the power of the gospel as a Roman soldier is turned from self to selflessness through his conversion to faith in Gods love. I would recommend this movie to all who desire entertainment that leaves you feeling inspired instead of lifeless like so many films today. It is ideal for family viewing. The VHS version is not nearly as refined as the DVD edition. The slightly higher cost for the DVD is more than worth the cost.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Inspirational and Emotional

    Another choice is King of Kings with Jeffrey Hunter. Great movie for anyone or any christian. The movie is touching, inspiring, emotional and inspiriational.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great transfer of early CinemaScope feature

    Sadly, Fox chose not to include the simultaneously filmed "flat" version. This BluRay release does include a PIP comparison to the Scope vs. Flat version, but it is available only if you have Blu-Ray Live internet hookup. Really crappy that they didn't bother to include the entire "flat" version. Other interesting extras include a featurette about CinemaScope. A missed opportunity to see the complete "flat" version of the film.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2014

    Another one of my favorite movies!

    Another one of my favorite movies!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Static Acting, Bad Sets, A Predictable Plot

    Fictional story of a Roman centurion (Richard Burton) who becomes haunted with guilt after witnessing Jesus' crucifixion and winning his robe in a game. He thinks the robe is cursed but, before he can destroy it, the robe is stolen by his Greek slave (Victor Mature.) He converts while in pursuit of his slave but is treated as a madman by his pagan friends and superiors when he returns. His life love (Jean Simmons) saves him from the harsh reprimands of Tiberius and Caligula. Other than Richard Burton and Jean Simmons, the acting is horribly wooden. The plot is being so predictable from the onset it makes one wonder why, other than its appeal to Christian believers, the film has any merit to begin with. The script is saturated with bad dialogue and cliches. The only real merit to the film is as a historical footnote in film technology: it was the first movie to be done in cinemascope. As the saying goes though, 'That's history!' The technology is as antiquated to film as emperors are to modern politics. The norms represented in the film are so typical of the conservative Eisenhower period that it's just plain horrible to watch if not laughable in the context of a period film such as this. The character of Caligula is played as a retarded imbecil who couldn't find his way out of his own house. The real Caligula was a sexually depraved psychopath, not a retarded nit-wit as played in the movie. Tiberius is portrayed as a stern but friendly paternal figure when he was actually a cruel paranoiac pedophile living a secluded life of perversion on his island of Capri with boys and girls to suit his pleasure. This is a good movie for very young children who attend Sunday school and who aren't too demanding as to a historical film's artistic qualities or factual integrity. For mature viewers who demand more from a period film on antiquity, whether it's Biblical in theme or not, this movie is hardly a crowning achievement in cinema.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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