Jesus of Nazareth: The Complete Miniseries [40th Anniversary Edition] [Blu-ray]

Jesus of Nazareth: The Complete Miniseries [40th Anniversary Edition] [Blu-ray]

 Cast: Robert Powell
Robert Powell
, Olivia Hussey
Olivia Hussey
, Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
, Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
, Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
Jesus of Nazareth: The Complete Miniseries [40th Anniversary Edition] [Blu-ray]

Jesus of Nazareth: The Complete Miniseries [40th Anniversary Edition] [Blu-ray]

 Cast: Robert Powell
Robert Powell
, Olivia Hussey
Olivia Hussey
, Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
, Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
, Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft

Blu-ray (Anniversary Edition / Full Frame / 2 PACK)

$24.99 
  • SHIP THIS ITEM
    Qualifies for Free Shipping
  • PICK UP IN STORE
    Check Availability at Nearby Stores

Related collections and offers


Overview

Because director Franco Zeffirelli noted publicly that he intended to depict Jesus Christ as a human being rather than a religious icon, his expensive made-for-TV miniseries Jesus of Nazareth fell victim to protestors long before its April 3, 1977, debut. Despite the pullout of several sponsors, Jesus of Nazareth was aired as scheduled, sweeping the ratings in the process. In avoiding the usual overproduced Hollywood approach to the Gospels, Zeffirelli offers one of the most sensitive and reverent portrayals of Jesus ever seen on film. In the title role, Robert Powell heads a huge international cast, which includes Olivia Hussey as Mary, Peter Ustinov as Herod the Great, Christopher Plummer as Herod Antipas, Michael York as John the Baptist, James Farentino as Simon Peter, Donald Pleasence as Melchior, James Earl Jones as Balthazar, Ian McShane as Judas, Anne Bancroft as Mary Magdalene, Rod Steiger as Pontius Pilate, James Mason as Joseph of Arimathea, Anthony Quinn as Caiaphas, Laurence Olivier as Nicodemus, Ernest Borgnine as the Centurion, and Claudia Cardinale as the Adulteress. Filmed in England, Tunisia, and Morocco, Jesus of Nazareth was scripted by Zeffirelli, Anthony Burgess, and Suso Cecchi D'Amico. It originally aired in two three-hour segments, telecast Palm and Easter Sunday of 1977 as part of NBC's Big Event anthology.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/23/2016
UPC: 0826663165012
Original Release: 1977
Rating: NR
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Language: English
Time: 6:24:00
Sales rank: 13,739

Special Features

New Interviews with Actor Michael York and Best-Selling Author Jean-Pierre Isbouts

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Powell Jesus Christ
Olivia Hussey Virgin Mary
Peter Ustinov Herod the Great
Christopher Plummer Herod Antipas
Anne Bancroft Mary Magdalene
James Mason Joseph of Arimathea
Ian McShane Judas
Laurence Olivier Nicodemus
Rod Steiger Pontius Pilate
Ernest Borgnine Centurion
Claudia Cardinale Adulteress
James Farentino Peter
Ian Holm Zerah
James Jones Balthazar
Stacy Keach Barabbas
Tony Lo Bianco Quintilius
Simon MacCorkindale Actor
Robert Olivier Actor
Donald Pleasence Melchior
Anthony Quinn Caiaphas
Michael York John the Baptist
Cyril Cusack Yehuda
Ralph Richardson Simeon
Fernando Rey Gaspar
Valentina Cortese Herodias
Yorgo Voyagis Joseph
Maurice Jarre Composer

Technical Credits
Franco Zeffirelli Director
Anthony Burgess Screenwriter
Suso Cecchi d'Amico Screenwriter
From the B&N Reads Blog

Customer Reviews