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  • Passion of the Christ Recut

    Check this out - it seems Passion of the Christ is being re-released, albeit in a directors 'cut' version to appeal to a wider audience. Still doesn't really inspire me to want to see it.

    I guess this version will do the rounds at churches and sunday schools... Bloody religious propaganda.

    http://www.passionrecut.com/
    Batman: It's a low neighborhood, full of rumpots. They're used to curious sights, which they attribute to alcoholic delusions.

    Robin: Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes!

  • #2
    The crusaders were scary enough the first time the film was in theaters. So was Mel Gibson. So we have to do it all again? Please help us...

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    • #3
      So this is a sort of "Non-Director's Cut" thing, eh? No doubt the anti-Semitism will be left in. Perhaps we should protest outside the cinemas and as it offends our deeply held secular values.
      \"...an ape reft of his tail, and grown rusty at climbing, who yet feels himself to be a symbol and the frail representative of Omnipotence in a place that is not home.\" James Branch Cabell

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      • #4
        Yeah apparently they've just removed some of the more graphic scenes - so that those squeamish sunday school types will be able to show it to their kids.
        Batman: It's a low neighborhood, full of rumpots. They're used to curious sights, which they attribute to alcoholic delusions.

        Robin: Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes!

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        • #5
          Without the intense gore depicting the extent of Christ's suffering, all you have is a piece of antisemetic propaganda. The beating and crucifixion are pretty much the only accurate depictions in the film. The rest is one-sided, embellished crap (though I did greatly enjoy the scene of Jesus with his mother).
          "Wounds are all I'm made of. Did I hear you say that this is victory?"
          --Michael Moorcock, Veteran of the Psychic Wars

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          • #6
            It has no interest for me - There are much subtler ways of dealing with the subject matter than Gibson's flagellation flick. Such as Mr M's 'Behold the Man' for instance.
            Batman: It's a low neighborhood, full of rumpots. They're used to curious sights, which they attribute to alcoholic delusions.

            Robin: Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes!

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            • #7
              I agree, devilchicken. There's not a lot about Gibson's movie that is all that worthwhile. Scorsese made me think a lot more with Last Temptation (a movie soundly misunderstood by knee-jerk Christians).

              I just finished Behold the Man and yes, it deals with actual issues surrounding Christ (both the idea and the man) such as the complexities of following in Jesus' path, whereas The Passion hardly does more than scream at you, "Look what those lousy Jews did to my God!"
              "Wounds are all I'm made of. Did I hear you say that this is victory?"
              --Michael Moorcock, Veteran of the Psychic Wars

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              • #8
                I agree = I can't see how graphic violence of that nature can do anything other than brutalise the audience. Put it this way - its not going to convert any new believers to the cause, and IMO its likely to make the devout believers more fanatical.

                Of course Mel can side-step the brutalisation issue by saying that the violence is 'necessary to the story being told', but it seems to me that if you want people to seriously think about the moral issues surrounding the crucifixion and Jesus' death then this kind of pornographic zeolotry is completely the wrong way to do it.

                If you're interested, check out Edward Bond - a British playwright. He used graphic violence in his plays to make political points. Some of his stuff was quite effective.
                Batman: It's a low neighborhood, full of rumpots. They're used to curious sights, which they attribute to alcoholic delusions.

                Robin: Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes!

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                • #9
                  Can you imagine what the Xtians would say about this film if it wasn't religious? Depraved violence, S&M etc. It shows double standards to say the least...
                  \"...an ape reft of his tail, and grown rusty at climbing, who yet feels himself to be a symbol and the frail representative of Omnipotence in a place that is not home.\" James Branch Cabell

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                  • #10
                    Can you imagine what the Xtians would say about this film if it wasn't religious? Depraved violence, S&M etc. It shows double standards to say the least...
                    Goes back to that issue a few months ago - the US TV Networks refusing to air Saving Private Ryan because people objected to the 'graphic language'.
                    Batman: It's a low neighborhood, full of rumpots. They're used to curious sights, which they attribute to alcoholic delusions.

                    Robin: Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes!

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