Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

Ted Neeley
Director: Norman Jewison Cast: Ted Neeley
Ted Neeley
, Carl Anderson
Carl Anderson
, Yvonne Elliman
Yvonne Elliman
Norman Jewison

DVD (Special Edition / Wide Screen)

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Norman Jewison's big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar gets a new deluxe DVD release that hit stores the same day as Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. The film itself is presented in a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The film has never looked better on home video. English, Spanish, and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible. The supplemental materials provide a great deal of background information. An interview with Tim Rice lays out the story of how the initial record and the stage show came to be, and that leads nicely into the commentary track recorded by Jewison and star Ted Neeley. They are full of affection for the film, and although the track occasionally suffers from too much patting each other on the back, it is nice to see how well Neeley remembers many details about the cast. A still photo gallery rounds out this solid release from Universal.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/31/2004
UPC: 0025192578625
Original Release: 1973
Rating: G
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:47:00
Sales rank: 4,096

Special Features

Feature commentary with director Norman Jewison and actor Ted Neeley; Exclusive interview with master lyricist Tim Rice; Photo gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ted Neeley Jesus Christ
Carl Anderson Judas Iscariot
Yvonne Elliman Mary Magdalene
Barry Dennen Pontius Pilate
Bob Bingham Caiaphas
Josh Mostel King Herod
Pi Douglas Apostles
Thommie Walsh Actor
Kurt Yahgjian Annas
Robert LuPone Apostle
Jonathan Wynne Apostle
Richard Molinare Apostle
Jeffrey Hyslop Apostle
Marcia McBroom Woman
Leeyan Granger Woman
Ron Hyatt Actor
Larry Marshall Simon Zealotes
Philip Toubus Peter
André Previn Conductor

Technical Credits
Norman Jewison Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Yvonne Blake Costumes/Costume Designer
Melvyn Bragg Screenwriter
John Clark Art Director
Antony Gibbs Editor
Keith Grant Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Iscove Choreography
Richard MacDonald Production Designer
Gordon K. McCallum Sound/Sound Designer
Patrick Palmer Associate Producer
Jack N. Reddish Asst. Director
Douglas Slocombe Cinematographer
Herbert Spencer Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert Stigwood Producer
Andrew Lloyd Webber Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Overture: Heaven on Their Minds [10:56]
2. What's the Buzz? [2:22]
3. Strange Thing Mystifying [4:52]
4. Everything's Alright [7:50]
5. Hosanna [3:37]
6. Simon Zealotes [5:57]
7. Pilate's Dream [1:44]
8. The Temple [1:53]
9. My Temple Should Be [4:54]
10. I Don't Know How to Love Him [5:15]
11. Damned for All Time [4:08]
12. The Last Supper [4:50]
13. Gethsemane [2:27]
14. The Arrest, Part One [6:10]
15. The Arrest, Part Two [1:56]
16. Peter's Denial [2:16]
17. Pilate and Christ [2:39]
18. King Herod's Song [2:16]
19. Could We Start Again Please? [3:16]
20. Judas' Death [3:47]
21. Trial Before Pilate [4:48]
22. Superstar [6:57]
23. The Crucifixion [4:06]
24. End Titles [5:16]

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