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    Unique ID Code: 0000064210
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    Added on: 5/9/2004 06:42
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    Passion Of The Christ, The (UK)

    7 / 10
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    Mel Gibson`s Masterpiece
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 121 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Mel Gibson directs this often harrowing depiction of The Passion - the final twelve hours of the earthly existence of Jesus of Nazareth. Beautifully photography but with an unflinching eye for the terrible nature of the scourging and crucifixion of Christ, this controversial movie has stirred debate on a worldwide stage.

    Special Features:
    Removable English Subtitles
    Audio Description Soundtrack

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Mel Gibson

    Written By:

    James Caviezel

    Soundtrack By:
    John Debney

    Your Opinions and Comments

    6 / 10
    The Passion Of Christ is a difficult movie to review.
    Technically speaking - it`s well done.
    As for how accurate it is - well, that`s debatable. Everyone is entitled to stick to his or her belief, prior or after watching this movie.
    There was a lot of controversy regarding this movie. Some called it "anti-semetic", others thought it was too harsh to watch. I, for once, being Jewish myself, think there`s not even a slight reference to anti-semitism in the movie. Having said that, however, I think this movie CAN be too difficult to watch for people who believe in Christ.
    The video transfer is very good. There are no compression signs and the colors are beautifully saturated.
    The DTS and DD 5.1 soundtracks are both very good. The surrounds are used throughout the movie and create a hauntingly real environment. Gibson`s decision to have the actors speak in Aramaic and Latin turned out to be a good one. While no one nowadays speaks Aramaic (it`s an extinct language), a lot of words are common with Hebrew and Arabic.
    The disc also includes an audio description, which tends to be quite accurate and detailed.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The disc offers no extras at all.
    Bottom line - this movie is all about one man`s faith and its consequences. It`s far from being the masterpiece it is claimed to be. Still, worths a single viewing.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 31/8/2005 17:54