The Big Question looks for an audience

Five months ago, it looked like The Big Question — a documentary shot on the set of The Passion of the Christ (2004) — would be released in theatres in time for Easter. But now, Amazon.com indicates it will go straight to DVD instead, and it will be available for a mere seven bucks.

Why the change in plans? Well, as Christian News Today reports, the film may be “too Christian for the mainstream, but not Christian enough” — in other words, because it shows how the cast and crew who made The Passion were not uniformly orthodox Christians but, instead, were people who subscribed to a wide range of beliefs, The Big Question is not as useful a “tool” as The Passion itself was; and this, in turn, may have affected the film’s ability to find an audience.

Personally, I still think it would be swell if both films were packaged together, along with some other materials, in a special DVD like the one Mel Gibson was once reportedly working on.

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  • Why must Christians be so damned utilitarian? Just drives me up the wall.

  • Thom

    I’ve avoided buying the Passion specifically because I am waiting for a special edition. I can’t see watching the film all that often, but the bonus materials, if done right could be killer.

    I always suggested a three disc set, with one disc focused on the controversy, giving both sides the opportunity to speak fairly.