Reviews and Problems with The Last Temptation of Christ
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The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
11 June 2013
Conclusion: If you reside in a Region-B territory and can play Region-A discs, my advice to is to consider importing Criterion's very good Blu-ray release of The Last Temptation of Christ . Not only does it use a notably stronger high-definition transfer, but it also has a better selection of supplemental features.
Conclusion: Very likely due to the adamant backlash received, some of which was violent in certain parts of the world, 'The Last Temptation of Christ' failed at the box-office, despite several positive reviews and favorable word-of-mouth. Martin Scorsese's marvelous adaptation of Jesus' life remains a highly-controversial telling, but should be appreciated for making His teachings and ultimate sacrifice more powerful due to its unique approach of remembering that He was a man.
Conclusion: There are many faithful, respectful, traditional filmings of Jesus' story to choose from. And then there is Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ . Thoughtful, creative, controversial, and moving, this alternative take on the Gospels is one for believers and non-Christians alike to see. It requires patience and an open mind; the even slightly easily offended and those opposed to Biblical fiction will most likely not appreciate this.
Conclusion: I sincerely hope that the controversy that once surrounded Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ is a thing of the past. This is a beautiful, respectful and enormously moving and thought-provoking film that ought to be admired, not condemned and ridiculed. If you have never before experienced The Last Temptation of Christ , now is the right time to do it - the film looks gorgeous on Blu-ray, the best it ever has. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Excerpt: Om man begrundar mer eller mindre alla försök att beskriva Jesu liv på film, kan man med lätthet dra fram några gemensamma nämnare: 1. Jesus är allt som oftast en vit man med skägg och långt hår, iklädd en vit skrud. 2. Jesus hela ansikte lyser andakt och fromhet. 3. Jesus är i film porträtterad i likhet med gamla oljemålningar och krucifix. 4. Jesu lidande begränsas ofta till pisk och spikning.