Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
The Passion of the Christ... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Discs have a few light scratches and smudges. Case is fine! This item ships from Amazon. Take advantage of Amazon Prime and free Super Saver shipping!
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.33
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

The Passion of the Christ (Definitive Edition)

4.2 out of 5 stars 3,387 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Jan 30, 2007)
"Please retry"
Definitive Edition
2
$5.71
$2.99 $0.01
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$5.71 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • The Passion of the Christ (Definitive Edition)
  • +
  • Risen
  • +
  • War Room
Total price: $33.19
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Product Description

The story of the last 12 hours of Jesus Christ's life.

Amazon.com

After all the controversy and rigorous debate has subsided, Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ will remain a force to be reckoned with. In the final analysis, "Gibson's Folly" is an act of personal bravery and commitment on the part of its director, who self-financed this $25-30 million production to preserve his artistic goal of creating the Passion of Christ ("Passion" in this context meaning "suffering") as a quite literal, in-your-face interpretation of the final 12 hours in the life of Jesus, scripted almost directly from the gospels (and spoken in Aramaic and Latin with a relative minimum of subtitles) and presented as a relentless, 126-minute ordeal of torture and crucifixion. For Christians and non-Christians alike, this film does not "entertain," and it's not a film that one can "like" or "dislike" in any conventional sense. (It is also emphatically not a film for children or the weak of heart.) Rather, The Passion is a cinematic experience that serves an almost singular purpose: to show the scourging and death of Jesus Christ in such horrifically graphic detail (with Gibson's own hand pounding the nails in the cross) that even non-believers may feel a twinge of sorrow and culpability in witnessing the final moments of the Son of God, played by Jim Caviezel in a performance that's not so much acting as a willful act of submission, so intense that some will weep not only for Christ, but for Caviezel's unparalleled test of endurance.

Leave it to the intelligentsia to debate the film's alleged anti-Semitic slant; if one judges what is on the screen (so gloriously served by John Debney's score and Caleb Deschanel's cinematography), there is fuel for debate but no obvious malice aforethought; the Jews under Caiaphas are just as guilty as the barbaric Romans who carry out the execution, especially after Gibson excised (from the subtitles, if not the soundtrack) the film's most controversial line of dialogue. If one accepts that Gibson's intentions are sincere, The Passion can be accepted for what it is: a grueling, straightforward (some might say unimaginative) and extremely violent depiction of the Passion, guaranteed to render devout Christians speechless while it intensifies their faith. Non-believers are likely to take a more dispassionate view, and some may resort to ridicule. But one thing remains undebatable: with The Passion of the Christ, Gibson put his money where his mouth is. You can praise or damn him all you want, but you've got to admire his chutzpah. --Jeff Shannon


Special Features

  • Disc 1:
  • Menus - Drissi
  • Feature Video
  • Passion Re-Cut (seamlessly branched)
  • Filmmaker Commentary with Mel Gibson, Caleb Deschanel, and John Wright (original cut only)
  • Production Commentary withStephen McEveety, Ted Rae and Keith Vanderlaan (original cut only)
  • Theologian Commentary with MelGibson, Father William J. Fulco, Gerry Matatics, and Father John Bartunek (original cut only)
  • Music Commentary with John Debney (Selected scenes)
  • Disc 2:
  • By His Wounds we are Healed: The Making of the Passion of the Christ
  • Intro & Script Evolution
  • Language Barriers
  • Finding Jerusalem
  • Artistic Inspiration
  • The Right Role
  • Evil Personified
  • Tailoring a perfect fit
  • The Director
  • Grace in Photography
  • Make up and Visual Effects
  • The Earthquake
  • The Crucifixion
  • Jim Surrerning
  • Breaking the Tension
  • Wrapping Production
  • The Cutting Room
  • The Score
  • Designing the Sound Effects
  • Guerilla Marketing
  • Spiritual Journey
  • "Below the Line" Panel
  • The Legacy
  • Paths of the Journey
  • On Language
  • Anno Domini
  • Crucifixion: Punishment in the Ancient World
  • Through the Ages
  • Deleted Scenes:
  • Pilate
  • Don't Cry
  • Galleries:
  • Production Art
  • Historical Texts
  • Art Images
  • Theatrical Trailer

Product Details

  • Actors: Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern, Christo Jivkov, Francesco De Vito
  • Directors: Mel Gibson
  • Writers: Mel Gibson, Benedict Fitzgerald
  • Producers: Mel Gibson, Bruce Davey, Enzo Sisti, Stephen McEveety
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: January 30, 2007
  • Run Time: 126 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,387 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000K7VHJQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40,122 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Passion of the Christ (Definitive Edition)" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By J. Moon on March 18, 2004
Let me preface this by saying that I am not the most religious person out there. I actually went with the intention of being thoroughly disappointed and wanting my money back. HOWEVER, this is an artistic masterpiece. Regardless of your religious preferences, you should see this movie. Gibson relates the 12 hours leading to the death of Christ in a series of flashbacks, beatings, and stunning cinematography. His choice of doing this movie in Latin and Aramaic was correct; it would not be nearly as powerful if performed in English. The lead actor has little match with the intensity that his eyes convey. Gibson also adds nuances and flourishes to the story (the Satan character and the demons that hound Judas) that add so much to this movie.
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.
4 Comments 125 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
When you start the movie you have the hype that has surrounded it. At the end you have the feeling that this individual loved, believed, and gave everything for his beliefs. You understand that the Jews of that society show they were like us today where a few acted as if they were the voice of the many. It is a movie that pulls at the fabric of your understanding of this horrible and painful death allowing you to understand it and what it must have been like.
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.
9 Comments 365 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
First of all, let me start this effort by saying how amazed I was by the movie, and by its sheer emotional power. It is superbly shot, the cinematography literally breath-taking in its intensity and ability to add muscular heft to the familiar story of how Jesus came to fulfill the prophecy through his divine sacrifice on behalf of all mankind. The movie-goer is sure to be transformed by the magnitude of the oft-told and retold tale of how the events of the final twelve hours focused on the ways in which Jesus deliberately serves himself up as the sacrificial lamb for the manifest sins of the world, offering all humans the opportunity to re-establish their contact with the divine from whom they had been estranged.
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 ›
1 Comment 215 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
I purchased this version after I saw it in the store the week it came out. I already owned the original DVD release, but I heard this had lots of special features and the re-cut version. Therefore I purchased this edition. However, I was a bit disappointed.

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 ›
21 Comments 243 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

The Passion of the Christ (Definitive Edition)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: The Passion of the Christ (Definitive Edition)


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customers Also Watched on Amazon Video