The Robe (Blu-ray)

The first motion picture in CinemaScope--the modern miracle you see without glasses!
The Robe (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Details

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region A
  • Released: March 17, 2009
  • Originally Released: 1953
  • Label: 20th Century Fox

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1953 - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (Color): Lyle Wheeler & Not Applicable
Academy Awards 1953 - Best Costume Design (Color): Charles LeMaire

Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten33%

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Total Count: 18

Upright69%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 6,006
Rating: 2/5 -- Overblown melodramatic biblical nonsense. Full Review
Empire Magazine
Jan 30, 2012
Everything, including performances, is turned up to eleven, and what it lacks in finesse it more than makes up for in sheer spectacle. Full Review
Film4
Jan 30, 2012
Pious claptrap. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jan 11, 2008
Rating: 5/10 -- It's hard to actively hate anything as deeply earnest as The Robe, but it is a long, tough sit. Full Review
Antagony & Ecstasy
Jul 5, 2014
Rating: 3/5 -- Tthe mightiness of masses and the forms of heroes have never loomed so large as they do in this studied demonstration, projected by CinemaScope. But an unwavering force of personal drama is missed in the size and the length of the show. Full Review
New York Times
Mar 25, 2006
Rating: 2.5/4 -- Had it not been the first film shot in CinemaScope, very few people would probably still be talking about The Robe. Full Review
Q Network Film Desk
Mar 20, 2009
Rating: 2/5 -- hackneyed Golden Age hokum
Filmcritic.com
Mar 23, 2009

Product Description:

Based on a best-selling novel by Lloyd C. Douglas, THE ROBE is one of the best Biblical epics of all time. Richard Burton stars as Marcellus Gallio, a Roman who, after leading the crucifixion of Christ, takes home Jesus’ robe and is subsequently torn by nightmares and guilt. A distraught Marcellus makes his way back to Palestine, where a humble attempt to discover more about the man who died by his hand puts him on a miraculous path toward redemption. Originally released in 1953, this crisp and vibrant film was one of the first to be filmed in beautiful, expansive CinemaScope. It was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best (Color) Cinematography, Best (Color) Costume Design, and Best (Color) Set Direction-Art Direction. Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, and Jay Robinson offer stellar supporting roles.

Description by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment:

The first movie ever filmed in CinemaScope, THE ROBE ws nominated for five Academy Awards in 1953, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Richard Burton. Burton stars as Marcellus Galilo, the Roman centurian charged with overseeing the crucifixion. But when he wins Christ's robe in a gambling game at the foot of the cross, his life is forever changed.

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  • Sales Rank: 13,921
  • UPC: 024543570080
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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