Jesus of Nazareth

Jesus of Nazareth

Robert M. Powell
Director: Franco Zeffirelli Cast: Robert M. Powell
Robert M. Powell
, Olivia Hussey
Olivia Hussey
, Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
Franco Zeffirelli

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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: 0826663164985
Original Release: 1977
Rating: NR
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 6:24:00
Sales rank: 274

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert M. 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 Earl 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

Technical Credits
Franco Zeffirelli Director,Screenwriter
Anthony Burgess Screenwriter
Suso Cecchi D'Amico Screenwriter
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
Vincenzo Labella Producer
Armando Nannuzzi Cinematographer
Enrico Sabbatini Costumes/Costume Designer
David Watkin Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Jesus of Nazareth: The Complete Miniseries - Parts One & Two
1. Chapter 1 [2:10]
2. Chapter 2 [13:17]
3. Chapter 3 [11:45]
4. Chapter 4 [3:18]
5. Chapter 5 [12:21]
6. Chapter 6 [11:19]
7. Chapter 7 [13:15]
8. Chapter 8 [5:27]
9. Chapter 9 [22:07]
10. Chapter 10 [1:03]
11. Chapter 11 [:40]
12. Chapter 12 [2:14]
13. Chapter 13 [:12]
14. Chapter 14 [19:48]
15. Chapter 15 [6:25]
16. Chapter 16 [8:35]
17. Chapter 17 [11:25]
18. Chapter 18 [16:10]
19. Chapter 19 [11:14]
20. Chapter 20 [5:08]
21. Chapter 21 [4:14]
22. Chapter 22 [9:08]
23. Chapter 23 [1:00]
24. Chapter 24 [:41]
25. Chapter 25 [:00]
Disc #2 -- Jesus of Nazareth: The Complete Miniseries - Parts Three & Four
1. Chapter 1 [2:16]
2. Chapter 2 [10:15]
3. Chapter 3 [13:00]
4. Chapter 4 [5:11]
5. Chapter 5 [3:30]
6. Chapter 6 [6:45]
7. Chapter 7 [9:54]
8. Chapter 8 [15:57]
9. Chapter 9 [9:10]
10. Chapter 10 [18:26]
11. Chapter 11 [1:00]
12. Chapter 12 [:39]
13. Chapter 13 [2:08]
14. Chapter 14 [16:08]
15. Chapter 15 [16:08]
16. Chapter 16 [4:53]
17. Chapter 17 [23:11]
18. Chapter 18 [9:51]
19. Chapter 19 [16:45]
20. Chapter 20 [3:20]
21. Chapter 21 [2:22]
22. Chapter 22 [:01]

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