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5.0 out of 5 stars Includes 'Passioin Recut', 31 Mar 2007
This review is from: The Passion Of The Christ (2 Disc Director's Edition) [2004] [DVD] (DVD)
Although I appreciated this film when it first came out at the cinemait struck me as a bit excessive in its portrayal of violence. When I heard that a slightly edited version had been made, this was the version I wanted to get. I felt the original film just went that bit too far in the flogging and crcucixion scenes. This 2 disc release includes both the original '18' certicate version and also as a 'Special Feature' the edited (15) version which is 5 minutes shorter. I believe the edited version tells the story just as well and is still violent enough but we are spared the somewhat 'over the top' gore of the original. Passion Recut is an extremely powerful movie that I would encourage people to see without hesitation and I am glad it is now available to English audiences as part of this 2-disc package.
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Initial post: 10 Jan 2010 09:58:59 GMT
Silas Wegg says:
Thanks for writing the review. I have to 18 rated DVD and didn't know this one contained a 15 version. I thought it was going to be extended and possibly have special features about the making of the film etc.

On a different note, the floggings and beatings before the cruxifiction was actually extremely accurate to what the Romans really did. It was uncomfortable viewing, but I think that's the point and it was justified. The cruxifiction was less so.

Posted on 30 Nov 2012 15:33:58 GMT
Personally, I think the 15 version is utterly pointless. It's precisely the fact that the 18 version DOES portray the utter horror of Jesus's suffering in such unflinching detail that gives this film it's meaning, along with the courageous decision to use the original languages and subtitles. This is no Sunday School rendition of the story - it's the brutal reality. I'm not a believer myself, and The Passion Of The Christ hasn't converted me, but it did move me in a way no other one on the same subject has ever done. I would say those who do believe NEED to see the original version.

No disrespect intended to your views.
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