The Passion of the Christ (Definitive Edition) [Blu-ray]
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A lot has been written concerning the anti-semitism this movie conveys, and I'd strongly recommend that you see the movie and reserve your opinions on that until you've actually seen the movie. I don't really blame the Jews for the crucifiction, and I think Gibson utilizes the mob as a tool of Satan, and that really shows in the movie. Also, the gore is definitely present, and you should not see this if you have a weak stomach. However, it is dispersed throughout the movie, and after that first horrible whipping, you don't notice it as much. I definitely think that everyone should see this once. I don't think it has much repeat viewing value, as I was thoroughly impressed with it, but like a Schindler's List, have no desire to see it again.
But definitely worth the price of admission. Definitely.
In summary it is a movie that made me reflect. It made me sad, and based on my beliefs made me proud that this individual cared for me and gave his life to set me free. It was a well done and flowed well from beginning to end. It built on itself the way a great movie should. The editing and story through the lens was exceptional. It was a great technical movie regardless of beliefs.
Indeed, I found myself almost speechless after viewing the film, and was not quite sure to what extent it was a result of the power of the film's message as opposed to the graphically violent context in which the tale is told. Herein lies the single criticism one can level against the film, which despite many worries from bystanders that it was laced with virulent anti-Semitism, seems to clearly blame all sinners (ergo, all of us) for the sacrifice of God's son on the cross. Yet Mel Gibson's sure hand is both able and accurate, and the violence shows how carnal man greets the divine, and how we react to the message of hope and salvation; through unspeakable cruelty and gratuitous violence. So, while this is indeed a very violent movie, the murderous acts depicted quite graphically have to be taken in the context of the supernatural events transpiring, as a kind of carnal counterpoint to the ethereal repose with which Jesus bears all of the acts visited upon him.Read more ›
I really enjoyed the movie in the theater. It tells the story of the last 12 hours of the life of christ. It was very gory and I wouldn't want to show it to children. However, for older people (12 yrs. and up)this does a good job of depicting the trials and tribulations of Christ's crucifiction.
My biggest complaint about this movie was the subtitles. However, if you are familiar with the Biblical story, you can pretty much ignore the dialogue and focus on the picture.
Now for this "Definitive Edition" Special feature wise this is a great edition to have. It has loads of extra features.
My biggest complaint about this edition was that if you are a person like me who sometimes has to take several different times (starting and stopping) to watch a movie in it's entirety, the chapter selections are a wonderful thing. You can stop where you need to and start back just by selecting the scene you were on. However, with the definitive edition the scene selection is done with approximately 10 chapters. The chapters are set up to coincide with the "stations of the cross." Although a good idea if you are Catholic and want to see those stages but for a normal viewer of this movie it was terribly frustrating. The first chapter runs for over an hour. I usually don't have that long to watch so I have to start all over each time and use fast forward to get to where I was. It was just very irritating.Read more ›
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What can I say? Words can't describe the emotions I feel when I watch this movie. Unadulterated and undiluted depiction of Christ's journey to the cross. Read morePublished 2 days ago by osi
Very powerful movie. Everyone should know what Our Lord did for us to be saved! How ich He loves us.Published 10 days ago by Aaa
This is one of those movies that comes along once every 10 years or so, that just redefines cinema. The entire movie is subtitled, but within a few minutes, you don't even notice,... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Guitarskoota
Best movie ever!!! A life changing experience. Worth every penny.Published 14 days ago by thetruthsetsyoufree
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some people seem to think everytime someone proclaims a faith in God or Christ they have to be a hypocrite. Not everyone is. I wish all could see that so that they might believe too.
Mar 3, 2009 by Jeanne | See all 14 posts
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Mr. McDaniel has it right when he says we would all be better off if we were allowed to be imperfect (human) and to say what is really in our minds. I will take it a step farther by saying that the intolerance of the thought police, under the guise of being "politically correct" and... Read More
Dec 14, 2008 by Elizabeth Williams | See all 30 posts
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I tried it on my Sharp BD-HP210U. It did not work. When I tried to load it " incompatible disc" showed on the screen
Apr 3, 2010 by Thomas J. Christiano | See all 2 posts
I don't believe there will be a HD-DVD version of the Passion of the Christ. Most of Mel Gibson's movies are in the Blu-Ray format (i.e. Apocalypto).
Jan 20, 2008 by Bernardo Jr Garcia | See all 2 posts
Troll...go back under your bridge...you stink.
Aug 17, 2010 by compsciguy | See all 2 posts
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