Passion of the Christ, The
Jesus Christ is praying to God while his disciples are sleeping. He knows Judas has betrayed him and is coming together with soldiers to pick him up. Jesus realises what God wants him to do and although he wants to keep living, he decides to accept his faith. The last 12 hours of Jesus’ life have started…
Sound and Vision:
Compression errors are completely absent but although the image looks sharper and more detailed than on the DVD, it’s still not perfect.
The DTS-HD 5.1 Hebrew track is excellent with good use of all channels and sounds even better than the original DTS 5.1 track we got on the DVD. We can clearly hear the improvement, which is what you would expect from a Blu-ray release.
The Passion of the Christ is just like many movies about religion very debatable. Whether or not it’s historically accurate is not a question one should pose, the thing is that Mel Gibson has delivered an intrigueing – though very violent – movie that gets an excellent treatment in the audio and image departments of this Blu-ray release.
Unfortunately A-Film decided not to add any extras which is a bit a disappointment, but I guess that’s a company strategy as we saw this also with Der Untergang already. Just like with that movie, you need to decide whether or not the improved image and sound are worth the money for buying this Blu-ray if you already have the movie on DVD. If you don’t have it yet, this release is certainly worth checking out.