‘King of Kings’ Arrives on Blu-ray27 Feb, 2011 By: Ashley Ratcliff
Warner Home Video is slated to bow King of Kings, a highly regarded film recounting the life of Jesus Christ, on Blu-ray Disc March 29 ($19.98).
Produced by Samuel Bronston and directed by Nicholas Ray, the 1961 film follows Jesus of Nazareth’s birth, ministry, teachings, opposition and, ultimately, death on a cross and resurrection three days later.
King of Kings stars Jeffrey Hunter as Jesus, Rita Gam as Herodias, Harry Guardino as Barabbas, Rip Torn as Judas, Hurd Hatfield as Pontius Pilate and Robert Ryan as John the Baptist.
Bonus material for the 50th anniversary Blu-ray edition of King of Kings includes vintage featurette “The Camera’s Window of the World,” newsreels and the theatrical trailer.
The film was released on DVD in 2003.