Jesus of Nazareth (40th Anniversary Edition) (2-DVD)

Jesus of Nazareth
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  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 6 hours, 24 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: February 23, 2016
  • Originally Released: 1977
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
    • Subtitles - English

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User Ratings: 672
Rating: 3.5/4 -- The best film ever made that revolves around Jesus Christ remains Martin Scorsese's remarkable The Last Temptation of Christ, but for those opting for something more traditional, director Franco Zeffirelli's ambitious undertaking is clearly the best bet. Full Review
Creative Loafing
Feb 27, 2016
Rating: A -- May not be the best life-of-Jesus film ever made… but no other Jesus film offers an interpretation of the gospel story as comprehensive and definitive. Full Review
Decent Films Guide
Apr 22, 2004
Rating: 5/5 -- Anything about Jesus works for me.
FilmsInReview.com
Oct 11, 2003

Product Description:

This epic chronicle of Christ begins with the arrangements of the wedding between Joseph and Mary, proceeds through Jesus' birth, his encounter with John the Baptist, and all the way to the grueling, transfigurative end. The all-star cast includes Anne Bancroft, Laurence Olivier, Michael York, James Mason, Rod Steiger, and Robert Powell as Jesus. As the beautiful locations, superb performances, and reverent portrayals reveal, Franco Zeffirelli (OTELLO, HAMLET) directed this six-hour-plus television miniseries with palpable passion.

Plot Synopsis:

Passion, beauty, and brilliant storytelling are all on display in this six-hour-plus epic from Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. Robert Powell is superb in the title role, and with the overwhelming success of this TV movie throughout the world, has perhaps become what Jesus looks like in many people's minds. The story begins with the arrangements of the wedding between Joseph and Mary, and chronicles the nativity, the encounter with John the Baptist (a ferocious Michael York) and everything up to the crucifixion and resurrection. This film is beautifully shot on actual locations, with haunting music by Maurice Jarre and an all-star cast, including Anne Bancroft, Laurence Olivier, Ian Holm, Earnest Borgnine, Peter Ustinov, James Mason, Anthony Quinn, Rod Steiger and Christopher Plummer. Zeffirelli has created a thorough, but never dull or dogmatic, retelling of the story, and the result is a uniquely transcendental film that holds the power to inspire no matter what the viewer's beliefs or background.

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Production Notes:

  • Originally aired on NBC in April 1977.
  • The film was shot on location in Morocco and Tunisia.
  • Some Christian groups protested this film, and several sponsors withdrew from the original airing.
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  • Sales Rank: 19,030
  • UPC: 826663164985
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