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Jesus of Nazareth [DVD Boxset] [2-Disc Set; Sensormatic Security Tag]

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 2 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Passion, beauty, and brilliant storytelling are all on display in this six-hour-plus epic from Italian director Franco Zeffirelli. Robert Powell is superb in the title role, and with the overwhelming success of this TV movie throughout the world, has perhaps become what Jesus looks like in many people's minds. The story begins with the arrangements of the wedding between Joseph and Mary, and chronicles the nativity, the encounter with John the Baptist (a ferocious Michael York) and everything up to the crucifixion and resurrection. This film is beautifully shot on actual locations, with haunting music by Maurice Jarre and an all-star cast, including Anne Bancroft, Laurence Olivier, Ian Holm, Earnest Borgnine, Peter Ustinov, James Mason, Anthony Quinn, Rod Steiger and Christopher Plummer. Zeffirelli has created a thorough, but never dull or dogmatic, retelling of the story, and the result is a uniquely transcendental film that holds the power to inspire no matter what the viewer's beliefs or background.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 12811

  • Credits
    Robert Powell, Anne Bancroft, Anna Maria Louise Italiano, Anne Marno, James Mason, Rod Steiger, Rodney Stephen Steiger, Ernest Borgnine, Ermes Effron Borgnine, James Farentino, Jim Farentino, Stacy Keach, Walter Stacy Keach, Stacey Keach, James Earl Jones, Peter Ustinov, Peter Ustinov, Michael York, Laurence Olivier, Laurence Olivier, Laurence Olivier
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