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King of Kings

Author: Nicholas RaySamuel BronstonPhilip YordanMiklós RózsaOrson WellesAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Videodisc : Blu-ray disc   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of the life of Christ, describing certain events that took place between Romans and Jews and setting the political background for the life of Christ, and the personalities and ideas of the New Testament. Built upon a series of narrative parallels and contrasts between Jesus and Barrabas. The film portrays the thief as a rebel leader of the Jewish resistance. Unlike Jesus, who preaches a message of peace,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
Christian films
Religious films
Bible films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Barabbas, (Biblical figure); Barabbas, (Biblical figure); Jesus Christ.
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Ray; Samuel Bronston; Philip Yordan; Miklós Rózsa; Orson Welles; Franz E Planer; Milton Krasner; Manuel Berenguer; Harold F Kress; Renée Lichtig; Jeffrey Hunter; Siobhán McKenna; Hurd Hatfield; Ron Randell; Viveca Lindfors; Rita Gam; Harry Guardino; Rip Torn; Royal Dano; Robert Ryan; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.; Warner Home Video (Firm); Turner Entertainment Co.
ISBN: 0780672240 9780780672246
OCLC Number: 707546792
Language Note: English or French dialogue; French or Spanish subtitles. English subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Blu-ray disc release of the 1961 motion picture. Release date: Mar. 29, 2011.
Special features: Vintage featurette 'The camera's window of the world'; premiere newsreels; theatrical trailer.
Credits: Photography, Franz F. Planer, Milton Krasner, Manuel Berenguer ; music, Miklos Rozsa ; editor, Harold F. Kress, Renee Lichtig ; narrator, Orson Welles. Supplementary material compilation Turner Entertainment Co.
Cast: Jeffrey Hunter (Jesus Christ), Siobhan McKenna (Mary), Hurd Hatfield (Pontius Pilate), Ron Randell (Lucius, The Centurion), Viveca Lindfors (Claudia), Rita Gam (Herodias), Carmen Sevilla (Mary Magdalene), Harry Guardino (Barabbas), Rip Torn (Judas), Royal Dano (Peter), Robert Ryan (John The Baptist), George Coulouris (camel driver), Brigid Bazlen (Salome), Frank Thring (Herod Antipas), Guy Rolfe (Caiaphas), Maurice Marsac (Nicodemus), Gregoire Aslan (Herod).
Target Audience: Rating: PG-13; for some violent content.
Description: 1 videodisc (171 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Blu-ray, 1080p High Definition, widescreen 16x9 2.4:1, DTS-HD master audio English 5.1, Dolby Digital: French 1.0.; Requires Blu-ray player.
Other Titles: King of Kings (Motion picture : 1961)
Responsibility: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents Samuel Bronston's production ; director, Nicholas Ray ; producer, Samuel Bronston ; screenplay, Philip Yordan.

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The story of the life of Christ, describing certain events that took place between Romans and Jews and setting the political background for the life of Christ, and the personalities and ideas of the New Testament. Built upon a series of narrative parallels and contrasts between Jesus and Barrabas. The film portrays the thief as a rebel leader of the Jewish resistance. Unlike Jesus, who preaches a message of peace, Barrabas advocates violence as a means to an end.

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