King of Kings (Blu-ray)

Starring: Jeffrey Hunter Director: Nicholas Ray  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
Of good and evil, of love and hate, of peace and war.
King of Kings (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 51 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1961
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Vintage Featurette The Camera's Window of the World
    • Premiere Newsreels
    • Theatrical Trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

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Product Description:

A splendid, deeply moving screen biography of Christ. Especially memorable is the portion of the film depicting the "Sermon on the Mount."

Plot Synopsis:

Nicholas Ray's lavish and beautifully constructed widescreen epic about the life of Jesus of Nazareth.
"King of Kings" is built upon a series of narrative parallels and contrasts between Jesus and Barrabas. The film portrays the thief as a rebel leader of the Jewish resistance; unlike Jesus, who preaches a message of peace, Barrabas advocates violence as a means to an end. By building his drama around this religious and philosophical conflict, Ray establishes a tension that defamiliarizes this well-known story.
Highlights include the Sermon on the Mount and the scene in which Salome asks King Herod for the head of John the Baptist.

Plot Keywords:

Bible Epic | Jesus Christ | Religion | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Originally a 70mm production, shot in Super Technirama.
  • A silent version of the life of Christ, also called "King of Kings," was directed by Cecil B. de Mille in 1927. The cast included H.B. Warner (Christ); Jacqueline Logan (Mary Magdalene); Joseph Schildkraut (Judas); Ernest Torrence (Peter); Victor Varconi (Pontius Pilate); Dorothy Cummings (Mary, mother of Jesus); and Rudolph Schildkraut (Caiaphas).

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 110,972
  • UPC: 883929174508
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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