Risen on Blu-Ray: some quick notes on the bonus features


It took a while for my review copy to arrive, but I finally had a chance to check out the bonus features on the Risen Blu-Ray. Here are a few quick thoughts on them.

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Exclusive: Patrick and Paul Aiello on the making of Risen


Risen — which stars Joseph Fiennes as a fictitious Roman officer who goes looking for the missing body of Jesus — is out on DVD and Blu-Ray today. Last week I had a chance to speak to Patrick Aiello, the producer who first started developing the film nearly a decade ago, and his brother Paul, who co-wrote the script.

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Box office: Risen is the week’s top new film, and Deadpool takes aim at The Passion of the Christ’s R-rated record


Risen was the top new movie at the North American box office this week.

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Review: Risen (dir. Kevin Reynolds, 2016)


The Jesus movies of the past dozen years have followed a trajectory that is almost the complete opposite of their counterparts in the so-called ‘Golden Age’ of Hollywood.

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Risen: the producers and director interview round-up


Risen officially opens in theatres tomorrow, but it’s showing in some of them tonight, so it’s time for another interview round-up or two. I have already posted round-ups for co-stars Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton and Cliff Curtis, as well as Affirm Films senior vice president Rich Peluso. This round-up is devoted to the film’s producers, and it also includes a collection of studio-approved soundbites from co-writer/director Kevin Reynolds, who has been curiously absent from the publicity tour for this film.

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Risen: the Cliff Curtis interview round-up


Risen opens in some theatres tomorrow night, and interviews with the cast and crew are still coming in at a fast pace. Here’s a round-up of interviews that co-star Cliff Curtis (who plays Jesus) has done — to go with the interview round-ups I have already posted for Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton and Affirm Films SVP Rich Peluso.

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