Saturday, May 15, 2004

Passion of the Christ DVD release

The Passion of the Christ is to be released on DVD and VHS in the USA on 31 August this year; no news yet on other countries. Press release here on MovieWeb (but you can find it in several other places):

The Passion of the Christ to hit DVD on August 31st
The Passion Of The Christ DVD is presented with a maximum bit rate, 5.1 Dolby Digital and 5.1 DTS, offering viewers the highest quality picture and audio. The film, which was shot in Aramaic and Latin, is presented with English subtitles on VHS and English and Spanish subtitles on DVD. Priced to own, the DVD is available in Widescreen or Pan And Scan for $29.98 and the VHS is $24.98.

Beginning June 1 at the film's website -- -- information will be available regarding bulk orders and high-quality, visually stunning customized church sleeves and other downloads encouraging church ministry participation. Additionally, the site will feature trailers, film synopsis, cast biographies, and soundtrack background, among other information. For retailers from the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA), the DVD/VHS will be distributed through Zondervan, a leading international Christian communications company.
There are to be no extras except the 2 minute 45 second trailer. DVD Town reports the rumour that a "special edition" is in the works for Christmas / Easter release.

Update (17.19): the DVD release has an official page at Twentieth Century Fox Home Video available here:

The Passion of the Christ DVD and Video

Not much there yet but the announcement.

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