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Jesus of NazarethImage: portion of illuminated manuscript page from "The Book of Kells." 



6 Hrs. 22 Min.

Not Rated  _________________

DVD: Playable in Region 1 - U.S., Canada, U.S. Territories _________________

Photo: Robert Powell as Jesus of Nazareth.

Sir Lew Grade presents Franco Zefirelli's production of Jesus of Nazareth starring Robert Powell as Jesus.

Also starring: Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine,Valentina Cortese, James Farentino, James Earl Jones, Stacy Keach, Tony Lo Bianco, James Mason, Ian McShane,  Sir Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasance, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Quinn, Fernando Rey, Rod Steiger, Peter Ustinov, Michael York, and Olivia Hussey as Mary.

Produced by Vincenzo LaBella.  Directed by Franco Zefirelli.

©RANTC Entertainment, Ltd 1977.  All Rights Reserved. _______________


   Robert Powell, Michael York, Sir Laurence Olivier, Anthony Quinn, Olivia Hussey, Rod Steiger, James Earl Jones, Anne Bancroft

Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, Jesus of Nazareth brings to life all the majesty and sweeping drama of the life of Jesus (portrayed here by Robert Powell) as told in the Gospels.

Photo: the Baby Jesus, as portrayed in the movie, "Jesus of Nazareth."

Directed by Oscar® Nominee Franco Zefirelli 

A star-studded international cast, featuring Michael York, Sir Laurence Olivier, James Earl Jones, Anne Bancroft, Olivia Hussey, Rod Steiger and Anthony Quinn, adds depth and humanity to the roles of the saints, sinners, and ordinary people who walked in the footsteps of the Lord.

Photo: Robert Powell and Ernest Borgnine as Jesus Christ and the Centurion.

Culminating in the Divine Resurrection 

The film provides the setting and background for the birth, childhood, baptism, teaching and many miracles of the Messiah, culminating in the Divine Resurrection.  Directed by Oscar® nominee Franco Zefirelli and acclaimed by critics and religious leaders worldwide, Jesus of Nazareth tells the greatest of all stories with tremendous emotion and splendor.

(-from the Video's Back Cover) ______________________________

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