The passion of the Christ
    (2006, original release: 2004)



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Beverly Hill, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment : Icon Distribution, Inc., [2006]
Definitive edition
2 videodiscs (126 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
6310740199, 024543222835

Special features include: filmmaker commentary with director Mel Gibson, cinematographer Caleb Deschanel and editor John Wright ; production commentary featuring Stephen McEveety, Ted Rae and Keith Vanderlaan ; theologian commentary with director Mel Gibson, Father William J. Fulco, Gerry Matatics and Father John Bartunek ; music commentary on selected scenes with John Debney ; documentary: "By his wounds we are healed: making of The passion of the Christ ; "The legacy" featurette including "Paths of the journey," "On language," "Anno Domini," "Crucifixion: punishment in the ancient world," and "Through the ages" segments ; still photo galleries ; deleted scenes

Concerns the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. In the Garden of Gethsemane near the Mount of Olives, Jesus is betrayed by Judas Iscariot. Jesus is condemned to death for blasphemy and brought before Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea, for sentencing. The roaring crowd demands his death, so Pilate orders his crucifixion. Jesus is severely beaten and made to carry his cross up to Golgotha, the hill outside Jerusalem, where he is nailed to the cross. With his mother looking on, he dies

Director of photography, Caleb Deschanel ; editor, John Wright ; original music, John Debney ; costume designer, Maurizio Millenotti ; production designer, Francesco Frigeri ; visual effects supervisor, Ted Rae

Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Claudia Gerini, Maia Morgenstern, Sergio Rubini, Toni Bertorelli, Roberto Bestazzoni, Francesco Cabras, Giovanni Capalbo

MPAA rating: R; for sequences of graphic violence

DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; 2.40:1 anamorphic widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround ; dual layer

Aramaic, Latin and Hebrew dialogue ; English or Spanish subtitles available ; closed-captioned ; optional descriptive commentary for the visually impaired

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