DVD Pick: Risen

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 12.10.23 PMJoseph Fiennes (Hercules), Tom Felton (Harry Potter franchise), Academy Award® nominee Peter Firth (Best Supporting Actor, Equus, 1977) and Cliff Curtis

(“Fear the Walking Dead”) star in the biblical epic RISEN, debuting on digital May 10 and on Blu-ray, DVD and next-generation 4K Ultra HD May 24 from AFFIRM Films and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The faith-based drama follows Clavius (Fiennes), a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide Lucius (Felton), who are tasked with disproving the rumors of a risen Messiah in the weeks following the crucifixion of Christ.  RISEN also stars María Botto (“Mad Dogs”), Antonio Gil (Quantum of Solace) and Luis Callejo (The Boat).

Bonus content on the RISEN Blu-ray, DVD and digital formats includes three featurettes. In “The Mystery of The Resurrection: Making Risen,” director Kevin Reynolds, his cast and crew detail the making of the compelling film; in “A.D. Jerusalem,” fans learn how the production brought the ancient settings to life; and in “Script to Screen,” producers discuss the making of RISEN. Blu-ray and digital exclusive content includes deleted scenes and “The Battle of the Zealots Deconstructed,” a featurette that goes behind the scenes to see how one of the film’s most epic sequences was shot. 

4K Ultra HD features four times the resolution of high definition, high dynamic range (HDR)–which produces brilliant highlights, vibrant colors and greater contrast on compatible displays–and Dolby Atmos audio, remixed specifically for the home theater environment, delivering captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.

Synopsis:

RISEN is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer.  Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius (Tom Felton), are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus (Cliff Curtis) in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.

Based on the story by Paul Aiello with a screenplay by Kevin Reynolds and Paul Aiello, RISEN is directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film is produced by Mickey Liddell, Patrick Aiello, and Pete Shilaimon, with Robert Huberman and Scott Holroyd serving as executive producers.  

Take a look behind the scenes:

The DVD extras are as follows:

4K Ultra HD

  • Feature film in 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • Dolby Atmos soundtrack (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible)*
  • Includes high-def Blu-ray featuring the film and special features

Blu-ray Extras Include:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Four  Featurettes:
    • “The Battle of the Zealots Deconstructed”
    • “The Mystery of The Resurrection: Making Risen
    • “A.D. Jerusalem”
    • “Script to Screen”
  • Commentary

Digital Extras Include:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Four Featurettes:
    • “The Battle of the Zealots Deconstructed”
    • “The Mystery of The Resurrection: Making Risen
    • “A.D. Jerusalem”
    • “Script to Screen”

DVD Extras Include:

  • Three Featurettes:
    • “The Mystery of The Resurrection: Making Risen
    • “A.D. Jerusalem”
    • “Script to Screen”
  • Commentary

RISEN has a run time of approximately 108 minutes and is rated PG-13 for Biblical violence including some disturbing images. 

*To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment.

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