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Criterions release of Scorseses The Last Temptation of Christ effectively presents both the films beauty and controversy. Produced on an extremely tight budget, The Last Temptation of Christ has a very epic feel that is wonderfully captured on this DVD. Though a few specks and scratches are apparent throughout the 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen presentation, the overall visual quality is quite sharp and vibrant. The newly mastered Dolby Digital 5.1 track is a phenomenal improvement noticeably enhancing ambient sounds, dialog and Peter Gabriels moving soundtrack. There are various added extras which really put the films content into perspective. The stellar commentary track includes director Martin Scorsese, star Willem Dafoe, screenwriter Paul Schrader and film critic Jay Cocks candidly discussing various aspects of the production; including the initial obstacles, extensive research, and notorious controversial elements. This is a great DVD for fans and an informative one for those who wish to see past its notoriety. --Rob Bracco --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
That's ok, but I can't understand why so much anger and troubles came from the square headed to see disgrace and abomination it this view of a possible Jesus.Published 14 months ago by Marko Hubert
I grew up with Christianity in our schools, our communities, our media, our policis, and our household but I was never able to really imagine "the man" that was Jesus of Nazareth. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2012 by David Sabine
Just fair warning: this DVD is not enhanced for widescreen TVs so be prepared for window-boxing. Super annoying.
Luckily the movie itself is amazing. Read more
To fathom the depth of this film, one should might first recall the school church scene in Monty Python's "Meaning of Life" where the vicar is excrutiatingly reminding the... Read morePublished on March 12 2006 by RJS
The first time I say this movie, it was on TV. It was on at like midnight, so I had to stay up very late to finnish it. Read morePublished on July 17 2004 by joecool862
Forget about the controversy surrounding this film. Yes, from a historical and Biblical perspective, it's trash. However, the real tragedy is the film itself. Read morePublished on July 12 2004 by zionred
I am a proud believer of the Bible and since I've seen most of this film, I think I have a say in this like everyone else. Read morePublished on July 5 2004
One of the most hilarious reviews written here by a costumer can be found easily on this page, just move the mouse down. Read morePublished on June 30 2004 by Tyler Durden
Martin Scorsese is no conservative and generally stays away from political, but it is worth mentioning that he is obsessed with Christianity. Read morePublished on June 7 2004 by Steven R. Travers