--Artwork for Standard Version and Bonus Features added to previous announcement--
--Also, it appears both versions will be single disc--
- Introduction by Martin Scorsesse
- Commentary with Film Composer David Newman and Film Historians Jon Burlingame, Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman
- The Making of the Robe
- Interactive Pressbook
No word on the other upcoming **Fox** titles previously mentioned (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Man Hunt & Stars and Stripes Forever), but we've just learned about a solid March 17th release date for the Historical Epic The Robe - Special Edition (1953) in Standard & Blu-Ray format.
No additional details are available except that the SD version should have both the CinemaScope and Flat version. And although we list the SD version as a 2-Disc set and the BD as a single disc, those details have not yet been verified.
Prices below with more details to follow.
The Robe - Special Edition Retail: $19.98, Our: $14.99
The Robe (Blu-Ray) Retail: $34.98, Our: $27.99
The first movie ever filmed in CinemaScope, The Robe was nominated for five Academy Awards in 1953, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Richard Burton. Burton stars as Marcellus Gallio, the Roman centurion charged with overseeing the crucifixion of Christ. But when he wins Christ's robe in a gambling game at the foot of the cross, his life is forever changed.
Its inspired story set to a spectacular score, and featuring an all-star cast, including Victor Mature and Jean Simmons, The Robe remains one of the screen's greatest biblical epics.