The Robe (Special Edition)
The first motion picture in CinemaScope--the modern miracle you see without glasses!
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DVD Special Features:
- Rated: G
- Run Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 17, 2009
- Originally Released: 1953
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case - Checkpoint, Sensormatic
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- DTS Master Audio 5.1 - English
- Dolby Surround 4.0 - English
- Mono - French
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Additional Footage - Introduction by Martin Scorsese
- Audio Commentary - Film Composer David Newman and Film Historians Jon Burlingame, Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman
- Featurettes - 1. "The Making of the Robe"
- Trailers (2)
- TV spots
- Poster Gallery
- Lobby Cards
- Publicity Stills
- Additional Interactive Features - 1. Interactive Pressbook
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature & Michael Rennie|
|Performer:||Jay Robinson, Dean Jagger, Torin Thatcher, Richard Boone, Jeff Morrow & Ernest Thesiger|
|Directed by||Henry Koster|
|Edited by||Barbara McLean|
|Screenwriting by||Philip Dunne|
|Composition by||Alfred Newman|
|Cinematography by||Leon Shamroy|
|Art Direction by||George W. Davis|
|Story by||Lloyd C. Douglas|
|Produced by||Frank Ross|
Academy Awards 1953 - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (Color)
Academy Awards 1953 - Best Costume Design (Color): Charles LeMaire
Everything, including performances, is turned up to eleven, and what it lacks in finesse it more than makes up for in sheer spectacle. Full Review
Rating: 5/10 -- It's hard to actively hate anything as deeply earnest as The Robe, but it is a long, tough sit. Full Review
Antagony & Ecstasy
Rating: 2/5 -- Overblown melodramatic biblical nonsense. Full Review
Turgid direction, probably not helped by a necessarily cautious approach to framing, is married to creaky dialogue and stiff performances to render this of purely historical interest. Full Review
The performances are consistently good. Full Review
Rating: 2.5/5 -- Insufferably wooden. Full Review
Pious claptrap. Full Review
Based on a best-selling novel by Lloyd C. Douglas, THE ROBE is one of the best Biblical epics of all time. Richard Burton stars as Marcellus Gallio, a Roman who, after leading the crucifixion of Christ, takes home Jesus' robe and is subsequently torn by nightmares and guilt. A distraught Marcellus makes his way back to Palestine, where a humble attempt to discover more about the man who died by his hand puts him on a miraculous path toward redemption. Originally released in 1953, this crisp and vibrant film was one of the first to be filmed in beautiful, expansive CinemaScope. It was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best (Color) Cinematography, Best (Color) Costume Design, and Best (Color) Set Direction-Art Direction. Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, and Jay Robinson offer stellar supporting roles.
Description by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment:
The first movie ever filmed in CinemaScope, THE ROBE ws nominated for five Academy Awards in 1953, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Richard Burton. Burton stars as Marcellus Galilo, the Roman centurian charged with overseeing the crucifixion. But when he wins Christ's robe in a gambling game at the foot of the cross, his life is forever changed.
Fictional story of a Roman senator whose life is changed when he comes into contact with the robe that Christ wore when he was crucified.
- Leonard Doss was the technicolor consultant and Tom Connors, Jr. was the assistant director. Produced and distributed theatrically by 20th Century Fox.
- Shot in CinemaScope.
- Sales Rank: 55,268
- UPC: 024543584261
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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