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Jesus Of Nazareth (Cinema Version)


4.6 out of 5 stars 418 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Laurence Olivier, James Mason, Anne Bancroft
  • Writers: Anthony Burgess, David Butler, Franco Zeffirelli, Suso Cecchi D'Amico
  • Producers: Bernard J. Kingham, Dyson Lovell, Lew Grade, Tarak Ben Ammar
  • Format: VHS
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Carlton
  • VHS Release Date: 19 Mar. 2001
  • Run Time: 270 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 418 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00004R804
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 202,607 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Cinematic version of Franco Zeffirelli's eight-hour television mini-series depicting the life of Jesus Christ with a script, co-written by renowned author Anthony Burgess, which attempts to remain faithful to its source by using material from all four Gospels. Born to virgin Mary and her carpenter husband Joseph, Jesus (Robert Powell) soon begins performing miracles and healing the sick. Thought by some to be the Messiah, he becomes a target for the religious authorities, and is soon sentenced to death by crucifixion.


Originally made for TV in 1977, this in-depth version of Jesus' life opens with a very thorough depiction of the story of his birth. The film doesn't skimp on some of the other landmark events of this famous story either. Director Franco Zeffirelli gives ample screen time each to the Last Supper and the Crucifixion. Passages of the Bible are quoted verbatim, the locations have a Palestine-like authenticity, and, aside from some of the principals (Robert Powell as Jesus, Olivia Hussey as Mary, and Stacy Keach as Barabbas), many of the non-Roman characters are actually played by Semitic-looking actors. Zeffirelli diligently provides the socio-political background that gave rise to Jesus' following and the crisis in belief it caused for the people of Israel (and one or two Romans). --Kimberly Heinrichs,

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