Yesterday I updated my post on movie depictions of the Crucifixion to take into account a couple of films that have come out since the last update, and along the way, I decided to replace one of the images from Risen.
So, a few days ago I took a big step that I’ve been thinking of taking for some time now, and I created my own Facebook page — not a private account like the one I use for my friends and whatnot, but a public account for posting various news links and brief thoughts that don’t seem immediately blog-able to me. Sort of an in-between space, you might say, between my generally pithy Twitter account and the longer stuff I do here at this blog. And to mark the occasion, I’m giving away a copy of Risen on Blu-Ray (and Digital), courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Click here for details.
Watch: A traumatized Roman gives a first-hand account of the Resurrection in one of the best scenes from 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.