The King of Kings

The King of Kings

DVD - 2004
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The King of Kings is the Greatest Story Ever Told as only Cecil B. DeMille could tell it. In 1927, working with the biggest budget in the history of Hollywood, DeMille spun the life and Passion of Christ into one of the highest-grossing films of all time.
Publisher: [United States] : Home Vision Entertainment, [2004]
Edition: Special ed.
ISBN: 9780780027992
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (267 min.) : sil., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 36 p. booklet.


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Feb 15, 2018

My favorite biblical film >> beautifully made and acted ~ Jesus is love 420

Mar 21, 2016

This is a wonderful film. It is especially nice to view this film at Easter time!

May 09, 2015

This is a 1961 American biblical epic directed by Nicholas Ray.
It is a dramatization of the story of Jesus Christ from his birth to his crucifixion and resurrection.
The film features scenes of Jesus' miracles and his Sermon on the Mount with 7,000 extras.
Althou it is a well-known story, you definitely need a willing suspension of disbelief when you see the miracles.

Apr 05, 2015

What a wonderful flick!

Joe_Brusky Apr 03, 2013

I love DeMille's vision of this and the Criterion treatment is fantastic. There are two versions; the longer 2 hr 36 min and a 112 minute one plus outake footage. The two red/green scenes are beautiful and the music score is loving. Over-the-top as usual in places for DeMille, but he put his all in this and 85 years later it still looks magnificent. The character silent-film acting is well done and not cartoonish. The crucifiction is classic and chilling all the way to the earth rendering itself and Judas' hanging. I saw this late-night on TV 40+ years ago with a unrestored copy and it haunted me to this day. This restored Criterion version just adds so much more to it.


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