The Passion of the ChristDirector: Mel Gibson
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Mel Gibson's controversial box-office smash The Passion of The Christ debuts on DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that fails to preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio. Caleb Deschanel's fabulous cinematography is compromised by this decision. The soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS Surround. As in the theatrical release, the dialogue has been recorded in Aramaic and Latin. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. The only extra of note is an audio track designed to assist the visually impaired. A male voice narrates the action on the screen while a female voice delivers the dialogue. This disc is fine for what it is, but the movie is available with a widescreen transfer. That edition is preferable to this one.
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- Original Release:
- 20th Century Fox
- Region Code:
- [Full Frame]
- [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Cast & Crew
|James Caviezel||Jesus Christ|
|Monica Bellucci||Mary Magdalene|
|Claudia Gerini||Claudia Procles|
|Hristo Shopov||Pontius Pilate|
|Emilio De Marchi||A Scornful Roman|
|Francesco De Vito||Peter|
|Lello Giulivo||A Brutish Roman|
|Abel Jafry||Second Temple Officer|
|Roberto Visconti||A Scornful Roman|
|Giancinto Ferro||Joseph of Arimathea|
|Adel Ben Ayed||Thomas|
|Chokri Ben Zagden||James|
|Luca De Dominicis||Herod|
|Angelo DiLoreta||The 5th Elder The Accuser|
|Francesco Gabriele||3rd Elder|
|Romuald Andrzej Klos||The Roman|
|Ted Rusoff||2nd Elder|
|Maurizio Argentieri||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Greg Cannom||Makeup Special Effects|
|John Debney||Score Composer|
|Sergio Ercolessi||Asst. Director|
|Francesco Frigeri||Production Designer|
|Rachel Griffiths||Asst. Director|
|Maurizio Millenotti||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Daniela Pareschi||Art Director|
|Nazzareno Piana||Art Director|
|Luscri Pierfranco||Art Director|
|Enzo Sisti||Executive Producer|
|Keith Vanderlaan||Makeup Special Effects|
1. Chapter 1 [:31]
2. Chapter 2 [2:48]
3. Chapter 3 [1:19]
4. Chapter 4 [3:06]
5. Chapter 5 [1:29]
6. Chapter 6 [5:34]
7. Chapter 7 [:02]
8. Chapter 8 [1:46]
9. Chapter 9 [3:01]
10. Chapter 10 [2:08]
11. Chapter 11 [1:25]
12. Chapter 12 [5:18]
13. Chapter 13 [:19]
14. Chapter 14 [2:52]
15. Chapter 15 [3:53]
16. Chapter 16 [:18]
17. Chapter 17 [2:09]
18. Chapter 18 [4:49]
19. Chapter 19 [1:17]
20. Chapter 20 [2:09]
21. Chapter 21 [1:47]
22. Chapter 22 [1:44]
23. Chapter 23 [2:11]
24. Chapter 24 [7:27]
25. Chapter 25 [5:36]
26. Chapter 26 [:37]
27. Chapter 27 [:50]
28. Chapter 28 [1:33]
29. Chapter 29 [3:01]
30. Chapter 30 [1:19]
31. Chapter 31 [5:48]
32. Chapter 32 [2:16]
33. Chapter 33 [2:38]
Language Selection: Aramaic/Latin/Hebrew 5.1 DTS
Language Selection: Aramaic/Latin/Hebrew 5.1 Dolby Digital
Language Selection: Commentary for the Visually Impaired
Subtitles: English for the Hearing Impaired
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This is the most beautiful Love Story for man kind. Everyone alive should see this movie and see how Christ died so that we could be saved.
This movie is the most accurate account of what the Holy Bible and Christians all over the world hold to be true and righteous. You were compelled from the moment the film began until the closing credits. Thank God for using the media to portray a glimpse into what the times were like. Thank you Mel Gibson for allowing yourself to be used. This movie is not for the 'faint at heart'. It deals with the real torture that our Christ had to suffer. Let's get ready saints!
Thank you Mel Gibson & your staff, for making the best movie about Christ. I seen the Passion 3 times at the cinema. It wasn't enough, I know when I get the DVD I will watch it countless times. Each time I seen The Passion it felt like I never seen it before. I learned something new everytime. The Passion is a movie of epic proportions, a very artistic movie and one that makes you feel that you are actually there with Christ. Not just someone in a theater. The actors are outstanding. The Passion is a movie I wish everyone in the whole universe could see. Christ paid a really big price to forgive us for our sins. I also want to say that the original soundtrack is wonderful. The Passion changed me & everyone I spoke to that seen it too. The movie really touched me in ways I can't explain. The Passion is my favorite movie of all time. When you see The Passion for yourself you'll see why I feel that way. Most likely you'll cry a little maybe even a lot. That's okay because, if you look around you'll notice there's hardly a dry eye in the house. Just about everybody has tears running down their face too. I mean this movie is a MASTERPIECE. I really can't say enough things about this movie. It is so convincing. I just love it. Hollywood was scared to make this movie, but that didn't stop Mel Gibson the genius. This movie came together at a time when it was really needed. It even moved up to number one again the weekend of Easter at the box office. That is a statement in it self. I hope the Oscars are ready for the Passion, because it will be the biggest winner in Oscar history, with nominations and wins. Mel could you include a lot of special features in the DVD, you know like interviews, make-up, wardrobe, set designs, the extras, etc. By the way I expect The Passion to be the biggest selling DVD of all time. May God Bless our world.
I saw this movie years ago at the theater, i love it.. this is one of the movies that i will never forget... i am really blessed!
I cherish this DVD.I cherish this story.
This Catholic movie is so excellent and explains so clearly. Thumb up! I give five stars.
The Passion of the Christ is truly the excellent movie ever. Mel Gibson did an excellent job in directing this film along with Jim Caviezel portrayal of Jesus Christ. When I saw the movie, I felt so sad, helpless and anger with all the torture that Jesus Christ had to go through and the crucifixion during his last day. After the movie, it helped me take away the sin of the lord. Jesus Christ died and saved us for our sin. I love it. May the lord be with you always.
The greatest event portrayed in a very powerful, moving way. This film is an absolute must see. One of the top 5 films ever made. It will help you gain grater appreciation for the pain and suffering our LORD willingly endured for you and I.
Credit to Mel Gibson for having the b*lls to show the extreme brutality that Jesus - or, I suppose, any other prisoner of the day - endured. The human condition must've been rather miserable, by today's standards, for everyone, never mind a condemned criminal.
The Passion of The Christ represents the love He has for those that killed. They didn't know they were fulfilling the prophecy and that it had to be done. Not by their will, but God's. The movie was played out very well.
I would watch other Jesus movies on TBN channel but when I watched Passion of the Christ. I felt Jesus pain the next day I cried this movie did help and made me realize something's that I was going through when I was a kid. Thanks! Mel Gibson I love the Bible the book my favorite mostly.
I recommend everyone to buy it. It is a awesome ministry tool. The movie is ten times outstanding.
Words cannot do this movie justice. It is the most beautiful, loving, and intimate cinematic work about Christ and His Suffering ever made. The simplest word I could use to describe this movie is that it's real. Not just in the sense that it looked real, which it undoubtedly did, but in the fact that it did not hide anything. It showed just how deeply connected God is to us, both in His divinity and in His humanity through His Son. The fact that someone was able to make a movie to show just how truly God lowered Himself to come among us, is beautiful. I'm so thankful for the very human scenes of Jesus and Mother Mary, especially of the flashback to when they laughed together and He kissed her on the cheek. This is one of the most pure and tender moments of any movie I have ever seen. Each person who participated in the movie was cast most appropriately. For example, the man who played John is just the way I picture him, youthful and gentle. Mel Gibson has given us a great gift,equal to the paintings of the Sistene chapel.
The movie was awesome! It depicted that Christ gave His ALL for you & me! Christ's death was not an accident. God already planned this beforehand when man sinned. From Genesis God killed an animal to clothe Adam & Eve. This was a shadow of His plan of salvation for mankind. God's love for His people. Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice, the blameless lamb, slaughtered, bruised, pierced (Isaiah 53) - Prophecy fulfilled! I love you Jesus....
From the moment a shackled and beaten Jim Caviezel (who portrays Christ) is thrown over a bridge, dangled there, and then pulled back up again to be brutalized some more, (was Christ actually thrown over a bridge? Is that in the gospel?) my suspension of disbelief went out the window, and I realized two things: 1., this is Mr. Gibson's VERSION of the Passion, and 2., this man has issues that I don't want to know about. I'm sure that if Mr. Gibson had been young enough he would have relished playing Christ himself. For years he has given himself over to scarification in his action movies, and this would have been the ultimate act of (fake) self torture. The violence is so extreme that all sense of reality is lost. For me, this was no religious event, but a Mel Gibson production that deals with a religious subject. It is competent, nothing more. Anyone looking for any sort of truth would do best to open their bibles or meditate on the Stations of the Cross. If Mr. Gibson is hoping that this film reaches as many people as possible, I suggest he show the movie for free and distribute copies of this DVD at no charge.
Mel Gibson has made his best movie yet with his film adaption of the last 12 hours of Jesus Christ's life. The critics give it a terrible review because of the extreme graphic violence and say that no child should see this. Well, no child should see this but nevertheless, this is very accurate, I think. Even though some people may not like it or will refuse to watch it, I, as a Christian, will watch it.
The thing that I appreciated the most about the movie is how Biblically accurate Gibson was. Granted he used some literary license to fill in some gaps but where the truth was concerned, He was right on the money. I do wish that he had spent more time on the ressurection scene but have been told that he may have opened a door to another movie of the incredible life of Jesus. I sure do hope so! Thanks again Mel.
My son watched this with me. His comment after watching it, 'I am moved by the sacrifice Jesus made for us'. I believe that is what Mel Gibson meant for the movie to do. Comments on the bloodiness of this movie fall flat. Movies abound out there with bloodiness that is worse. If seeing how much Christ went through to save mankind and bring Christians back to HIS flock, I say it was well worth the time to see.
This movie, though graphic, is a must see for all christians and nonchristians alike.. Biblically accurate in every detail. If you watch this movie, be prepared to cry.Also be prepared to experience the pain Christ went through as he hung on the cross.
This film was extremely brutal and violent. I understand why I just didn't like to see it. I do not agree with the earlier preview about it being anti-sematic. I did not see that at all. It is a must see, but prepare yourself for the brutality of it.
I am not a movie fan but this is quite an outstanding movie which everyone must see. I am a born again believer and after watching the film it made me more concious of what Christ did for me and brought it into reality.