King of Kings

Of good and evil, of love and hate, of peace and war.
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Format:  DVD
item number:  W4VE
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DVD Features:

  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 51 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: June 30, 2009
  • Originally Released: 1961
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Mono 1.0 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Bonus Footage: Newsreels (2)
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
    • Featurette: THE CAMERA'S WINDOW OF THE WORLD

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 4,343
Rating: 3/4 -- Because the makers of King of Kings took a chance by casting heartthrob Jeffrey Hunter as Christ, this was quickly dubbed by industry wags I Was a Teenage Jesus. But the film is far better than that label would suggest. Full Review
Creative Loafing
Apr 22, 2011
Rating: 7/10 -- Although it may rely a little too heavily on spectacle, it features fine acting, direction, and photography. On Blu-ray it makes a splendid showing. Full Review
Movie Metropolis
Mar 23, 2011
This quirky 'Scope biblical spectacular is a lot more thoughtful and interesting than most. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jan 1, 2000
... whereas detractors dismissed the films as I Was a Teenage Jesus, it's more accurate to describe it as Rebel With a Cause. Full Review
Seanax.com
Apr 1, 2011
Director Nicholas Ray makes few positive contributions. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Mar 19, 2008
Rating: 3/5 -- Jeffrey Hunter is less Saviour of the Christian faith and more anti-hero with many very human doubts and concerns. Full Review
Empire Magazine
Mar 19, 2008
This is one of the most interesting screen versions of the Gospels. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006

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.

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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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  • UPC: 883929076376
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