I enjoy this film more with each viewing, and despite the bellbottoms and big hair, it's as fresh as ever. The cast is superb. Carl Anderson's Judas, Yvonne Elliman's Magdalene, and in the smaller parts, Bob Bingham as Caiaphas, Barry Dennen as Pilate, and Joshua Mostel as a flabby and decadent, charleston dancing Herod.
Ted Neeley is my all-time favorite "film Jesus"...though small in physique, he shows so much strength and emotion, in his movements and his face...and what a beautiful face ! This was truly great casting.
Filmed in Israel, the cinematography is spectacular, as this play unfolds among the ruins and desert regions...I also like the use of color...the lavendars and oranges, etc. This was, and remains, an innovative, one of a kind film, and one that's here to stay for years to come.