The Robe (US - DVD R1 | BD RA)
Fox Home Entertainment sends over the details on an upcoming special edition
Starring: Richard Burton
Released: 17th March 2009
SRP: $19.98 (DVD)
Fox has announced DVD ($19.98) and Blu-ray ($34.99) special editions of The Robe for the 17th March. Extras on the DVD will include an introduction by Martin Scorsese, a commentary with Film Composer David Newman and Film Historians Jon Burlingame, Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman, a making of featurette, an isolated score, still galleries, and an interactive pressbook. The Blu-ray release will include all that, along with 2 additional featurettes (The CinemaScope Story, From Scripture to Script: The Bible and Hollywood), an audio interview with Screenwriter Philip Dunne, Movietone News, trailers, a poster gallery, and a picture-in-picture mode with additional features (The Robe Times Two: A Comparison of Widescreen and Standard Versions, A Seamless Faith: The Real-Life Search for The Robe featurettes).
Quote: One of the best Biblical epics of all time, based on a best-selling novel by Lloyd C. Douglas, THE ROBE tells the story of a Roman centurion named Marcellus Gallio (Burton) who is sent to Jerusalem, charged with overseeing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Marcellus, a cynical and hardened man, wins the robe Jesus wore to the crucifixion while gambling with other Roman soldiers. He later becomes convinced that his hallucinations and violent outbursts are the result of a curse received from the robe, which is now in the possession of his escaped slave, Demetrius (Mature), somewhere in the Middle East. He sets out to find Demetrius in order to destroy the robe and the curse and finds faith instead, converting to Christianity.
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