Sunday, April 10, 2011

King of Kings Blu-Ray Review

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King of Kings Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: The producer of "El Cid" and "The Fall of the Roman Empire" and the director of "Rebel Without a Cause" and "55 Days at Peking" team up for this powerful, moving tale of the life of Christ that's rich in scale, set against the tumult of Roman occupation and filled with notable performances by Jeffrey Hunter (Jesus), Rip Torn (Judas), Harry Guardino (Barabbas) and others. From the Nazarene's humble birth to his nomadic ministry, from the teachings to murderous conspiracies, from death on a cross to resurrection - key events of 33 years that changed the world are here. An epic that both entertains and ennobles, "King of Kings" wears its crown with reverence and strength.

Review:  King of Kings is a classic 1961 religious epic that is being released on blu-ray for the first time.  The transfer is pretty good on this one, considering the age.  There is limited grain and the colors look pretty good.  One of my favorite things about this film is the narration by the great Orson Welles!  The soundtrack is about what you would expect from the same guy that scored Ben Hur!  This film is right in line with other epics like The Ten Commandments and Ben Hur...great for any religious families...especially around Easter!

Interest Range: Religion

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