Movie Renter's Guide - February, 2009


"The Passion of the Christ" (Blu-ray)


The story of Jesus in the last 12 hours of his life is told from a point of view that does not hold back on exhibition of the suffering He was made to endure (how many movies about Jesus are rated R?)



  • Twentieth Century Fox
  • 2004, Color, Rated R, 2 Hr 7 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring James Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Christo Jivkov, Maia Morgenstern, Francesco De Vito
  • Directed by Mel Gibson
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: No
  • Language: No




The languages chosen for the film were Aramaic and Latin, for realism I suppose, but reading subtitles is certainly a distraction.


The image is very sharp and there is nice surround envelopment.


There are two versions of the movie, one with all the violence and a second with the explicit bloodiness edited out. There is also the Director's Commentary, The Making of, A Historical and Cultural Retrospective of the Crucifixion, Deleted Scenes, and other things.