The Last Temptation of Christ [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

The Last Temptation of Christ [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Martin Scorsese Cast: Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
, Barbara Hershey
Barbara Hershey
, Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel
, David Bowie
David Bowie
Martin Scorsese
The Last Temptation of Christ [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

The Last Temptation of Christ [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Martin Scorsese Cast: Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
, Barbara Hershey
Barbara Hershey
, Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel
, David Bowie
David Bowie
Martin Scorsese

Blu-ray (Wide Screen)

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Overview

Willem Dafoe plays Jesus Christ in this extraordinarily controversial adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis's novel. The film depicts a sometimes reluctant, self-doubting Jesus, gradually coming to accept His divinity and the inexorability of His ultimate fate. The much-maligned sex scene with Mary Magdalene (Barbara Hershey) occurs as an hallucination experienced by Jesus as he suffers on the cross. This particular sequence was what infuriated the film's most rabid critics, but in fact it is just one of many iconoclastic musings to be found in the film and its source novel. Equally volatile are the intimations that, as a carpenter, Jesus indifferently shaped the crucifixes for other condemned prisoners long before his own fate was sealed, and that Judas (Harvey Keitel) was literally manipulated into betrayal by a Christ whose preoccuption with his own destiny compelled him to "use" others. None of these departures from the normal interpretation of the scriptures are offered as any more than theory; as such, it was accepted as food for thought by the more open-minded clerics and Biblical scholars who recommended the film.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/13/2012
UPC: 0715515092715
Original Release: 1988
Rating: R
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Language: English
Time: 2:43:00
Sales rank: 4,428

Special Features

Restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by cinematographer Michael Ballhaus and editor Thelma Schoonmaker, with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack by supervising sound editor Skip Lievsay; Audio commentary featuring director Martin Scorsese, actor Willem Dafoe, and writers Paul Schrader and Jay Cocks; Galleries of production stills, research materials, and costume designs; Location production footage shot by Scorsese; Interview with composer Peter Gabriel, with a stills gallery of traditional instrunments used in the score; PLUS: An essay by film critic David Ehrenstein

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Willem Dafoe Jesus de Nazareth
Barbara Hershey Mary Magdalene
Harvey Keitel Judas Iscariot
David Bowie Pontius Pilate
Harry Dean Stanton Paul
Verna Bloom María
Andre Gregory John the Baptist
Juliette Caton Girl Angel
Roberts Blossom Aged Master
Irvin Kershner Zebedee
Gary Basaraba Andrew
Victor Argo Peter
Michael Been John
Paul Herman Phillip
John Lurie James
Leo Burmester Nathaniel
Alan Rosenberg Thomas
Nehemiah Persoff Rabbi
Barry Miller Jeroboam
Paul Greco Zealot
Steven Shill Centurion,Centurion
Randy Danson Mary, Sister of Lazarus
Robert Spafford Man at Wedding
Doris von Thury Woman with Mary, Mother of Jesus
Del Russell Money Changer
Donald Hodson Saducee
Peter Berling Beggar
Russell Case Person at Sermon
Mary Seller Actor
Mohamed Mabsout Other Apostle,Other Apostles
Ahmed Nacir Other Apostle
Mokhtar Salouf Other Apostle
Peggy Gormley Martha, Sister of Lazarus
Donna Magnani Actor
Penny Brown Actor,Voices
Jonathon Zhivago Actor
David Sharp Actor
Tomas Arana Lazarus/Crowd Member
Del Russel Money Changer
Gabi Ford Voices
Dale Wyatt Voices
Domenico Fiore Voices
Ted Rusoff Voices
Leo Damian Voices
Robert Laconi Voices
Harry Dean Actor
Illeana Douglas Voices
Mahamed Ait Fdil Ahmed Other Apostle
Donna Marie Person at Sermon
Leo Marks Devil
Mary Sellers Person at Sermon
Peter Gabriel Composer

Technical Credits
Martin Scorsese Director
Paul Schrader Screenwriter
Barbara De Fina Producer
Harry J. Ufland Producer,Executive Producer,Executive Producer,Producer
Iginio Fiorentini Special Effects
Gino Galliano Special Effects
Omero Capanna Stunts
Franco Salamon Stunts
Cis Corman Casting
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