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The king of kings

Author: Cecil B DeMilleJeanie MacPhersonH B WarnerDorothy CummingJacqueline LoganAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, ©2004.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 266.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Special editionView all editions and formats
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Cecil B DeMille made movies for and of the masses, highlighting myths, mystery, and oversized stories. He excelled in the telling of the ultimate legends carved out of the Bible. The simple, straightforward saga of the last days of Christ's life is told in "The King of Kings." Told with DeMille's trademark opulent sets, incredible effects, and a cast of thousands, it is carefully crafted, flawless film making filled  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Silent films
Drama
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Cecil B DeMille; Jeanie MacPherson; H B Warner; Dorothy Cumming; Jacqueline Logan; Rudolph Schildkraut; Joseph Schildkraut; Ernest Torrence; George Siegmann; Montagu Love; Victor Varconi; Janus Films.; Modern Sound Pictures Incorporated.; Pathé Exchange.; Cinema Corporation of America.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 078002799X 9780780027992
OCLC Number: 56795845
Language Note: Silent with English intertitles, optional score.
Notes: Originally released as motion pictures in 1927 and 1928.
Disc 1 special features include: Opening night [text feature]; Original program [slide show]; Press book [slide show]; Blessings from the clergy [text feature]; Trailers (3 min.); The score [optional audio/music track]. Disc 2 special features include: Scenes from the making of "The king of kings" (13 min.); Stills gallery [slide show]; Sketches by Dan Sayre Groesbeck [slide show]; Portraits by W.M. Mortensen; Original 1928 score by Hugo Reisenfeld [optional audio/music track]; Alternate 2004 score by Timothy J. Tikker [optional audio/music track]. Booklet includes essays "Showman of piety" by Peter Matthews, "The King of Kings" by Robert S. Birchard, "Hollywood moves to the Holy Land" by Grace Kingsley (1927), "The screen as a religious teacher" by Cecil B. DeMille (1927).
Credits: 1928: Music score by Hugo Reisenfeld.
Cast: H.B. Warner (Jesus, the Christ), Dorothy Cumming (Mary, the mother), Jacqueline Logan (Mary Magdalene), Rudolph Schildkraut (Caiaphas), Sam De Grasse (The Pharisee), Kenneth Thomson (Lazarus), Ernest Torrence (Peter), Joseph Schildkraut (Judas Iscariot), James Neill (James, brother of John), Joseph Striker (John, the beloved), Robert Edeson (Matthew, the publican), Sidney D'Albrook (Thomas, the doubter), David Imboden (Andrew, a fisherman), Charles Belcher (Philip), Clayton Packard (Bartholomew), Robert Ellsworth (Simon, the zealot), Charles Requa (James The Lesser), John T. Prince (Thaddeus), Victor Varconi (Pontius Pilate), Majel Coleman (Proculla), Montagu Love (Roman Centurion), George Siegmann (Barabbas).
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (267 min.) : sil., b&w and col. (restored tinting) ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([40] p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD; Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital mono; presented in original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1; new restored digital transfers.
Contents: Disc one: 1927 Logos/Opening titles --
Prologue --
House of Mary Magdalene --
"Take me to Him" --
Jesus the great physician --
Seven deadly sins --
House of Caiaphas --
Judas fails to heal --
"Follow me, Matthew" --
"Suffer little children" --
Tomb of Lazarus --
Adulteress --
At the temple --
Den of thieves --
"He is our king" --
Thirty pieces of silver --
Last supper --
Garden of Gethsemane --
Peter denies Jesus --
Hall of judgment --
Crown of thorns --
"Crucify him!" --
Way of the cross --
Calvary --
God's wrath --
Resurrection --
Color bars (155 min.). Disc two: 1928 Logos/Opening titles --
House of Mary Magdalene --
"Take me to Him" --
Jesus the great physician --
Seven deadly sins --
House of Caiaphas --
Adulteress --
At the temple --
"Suffer little children" --
Tomb of Lazarus --
Den of thieves --
"He is our king" --
Thirty pieces of silver --
Last supper --
Garden of Gethsemane --
Hall of judgment --
Crown of thorns --
"Crucify him!" --
Way of the cross --
Calvary --
God's wrath --
Resurrection --
Color bars (112 min.).
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 266.
Other Titles: Cecil B. DeMille's The king of kings
Responsibility: Janus Films ; Cecil B. DeMille [presents] ; Pathé Exchange, Inc. ; by Jeanie Macpherson. Cecil B. DeMille [presents] ; a Keith T. Smith Modern Sound Pictures Incorporated release ; Pathé Exchange, Inc. ; Cinema Corp. of America.

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Cecil B DeMille made movies for and of the masses, highlighting myths, mystery, and oversized stories. He excelled in the telling of the ultimate legends carved out of the Bible. The simple, straightforward saga of the last days of Christ's life is told in "The King of Kings." Told with DeMille's trademark opulent sets, incredible effects, and a cast of thousands, it is carefully crafted, flawless film making filled with as much meaning and message as possible. In 1927, working with the biggest budget in the history of Hollywood, DeMille spun the life of Christ into one of the highest-grossing, artistically executed films of all time.

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