Win a copy of Risen (with bilingual packaging!) on Blu-Ray!

risen-bluray-bilingual-aSo, 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.

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

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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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Watch: A traumatized Roman gives a first-hand account of the Resurrection in one of the best scenes from Risen

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Risen came out on DVD and Blu-Ray this week, and to mark the occasion, the studio has released a new clip from the film — and it’s one of the film’s best scenes.

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Exclusive: Patrick and Paul Aiello on the making of Risen

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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: Captain America continues to surge at home and abroad, while Last Days in the Desert has a so-so opening

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Superheroes fighting each other continued to dominate the box office this week, while a tiny film about Jesus had an underwhelming debut on a handful of screens.

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Are the actors who play Jesus getting older?

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The Bible says Jesus was “about thirty” when he began his earthly ministry, and most of the actors who have played him onscreen have been in their 30s as well.

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