The first movie ever filmed in CinemaScope, THE ROBE was nominated for five Academy Awards in 1953, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Richard Burton. Burton stars as Marcellus Galilo, the Roman centurion charged with overseeing the crucifixion. But when he wins Christ's robe in a gambling game at the foot of the cross, his life is forever changed. Bonus Features Include: **Introduction by Martin Scorsesse **Fox Grandeur Version Feature **Commentary with Film Composer David Newman and Film Historians Jon Burlingame, Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman **The Making of the Robe **Gallery **Interactive Pressbook
Record Label 20th Century Fox
Format AC-3 / Color / Dolby / DTS Surround Sou
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.51" Width: 5.36" Height: 0.57"
Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Release Date Mar 17, 2015
Publisher WORD INC. (MUSIC) #38
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Reviews - What do our customers think?
|The Robe May 15, 2010|
|I had the DVD of The Robe, and when I saw the Blue-ray DVD to compare, the Blue-ray version was fantastic. The quality of the film was superb in every detail. I could appreciate viewing it better. The actors were also superb, the action and the |
environment could be seen almost as if one was there!!! I got rid of the old version. Thanks for changing these old classic movies into Blue-ray. Keep it up!!!
|The Robe on blu May 7, 2010|
|"The Robe" is a great film showing how Christ truly can change an individual--and Rhichard Burton's character goes through a remarkable change, almost Paul-like. The special features on the Blu-ray Disc are sweet! (especially the times 2, as the film was shot simulatneously as widescreen and full screen)|
-Introduction by Martin Scorses
-"The Robe Times Two": A Comparison of Widescreen and Standard Versions
-BONUSview Picture-in-Picture - "A Seamless Faith: The Real-Life Search for The Robe" Interactive Featurette
-Commentary with Film Composer David Newman and Film Historians Jon Burlingame, Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman
-Isolated Score: The Music of "The Robe" - Alfred Newman's Score
-"The Making of The Robe" Featurette
-"The Cinemascope Story Featurette"
-"From Scripture to Script: The Bible and Hollywood" Featurette
-Audio Interview with Screenwriter Philip Dunne (1969)
|Memories! May 1, 2010|
|This movie brought back memories from when I was young . Product was in good shape and delivered on time!|
|Best of the religious films Apr 16, 2010|
|I'm very glad that The Robe has been put on DVD in a restored version. I consider this film the best of the religious films Hollywood released during the 50's and 60's. Richard Burton played many good roles in his career but I consider Tribune Gallio his best role! He is surrounded by an all star solid cast, most notably the actress Jean Simmons as Diana. As many times as I have seen this film, I never tire of watching it! It is a classic and the restored DVD version is a treasure indeed.|
|What Was the Condition of the Original Cinemascope Negative? Apr 14, 2010|
|The Robe [Blu-ray]|
I have praise and questions about the restoration of this classic movie, which is still far from being ideal, at least to my eyes when compared with other restorations of "Sword and Sandal" epics from the `fifties.
The transfer from what apparently was the original Cinemascope negative is definitely sharp, without scratches, or other physical imperfections. Also, as others have indicated, the transfer also reveals the imperfections of the anamorphic lenses used in the film's production. It is brighter than the print used to make the earlier DVD release. The sound is definitely an improvement over the DVD release and is excellent as one of the earliest examples of a stereophonic soundtrack.
But what has me wondering is the condition of the color balances in the original Cinemascope negative used for the restoration. Martin Scorsese, in his valuable and informative introduction, tells us that color correction was utilized in the BD transfer. I'm sure that Fox's transfer technicians did all that they technically could within the limitations of their restoration software on the originals, but throughout the film, there is an orange-yellow cast, particularly in shadows that definitely is not normal compared to other films. Also, the contrast in shadows could have been increased. For example of this, look at the scene when Demetrius finally escapes from Marcellus Gallio to search for, and attempt to save Jesus from execution. Compared to other "Sword and Sandal" epic releases from that period, the color, especially on flesh tones, appears to be a bit on the washed-out side. Color saturation in the restoration also could have been slightly increased for most scenes. However, there are a few scenes that excel where the restoration technicians' efforts were successful, one particularly when Marcellus Gallio finally locates Demetrius and tries to burn the robe.
Was the original Cinemascope negative stored in less-than-optimal archival storage over the years? I think this is the question that must be pondered among classic film buffs about this restoration. If the restoration technicians did all that they could do, then this may be the best that we will be able to ever see this classic, unless another restoration is done at a future time from the original negative with improved color correction software.
Imperfections in anamorphic lenses aside, the color in the restoration of "The Robe" pales in comparison to the wonderful restoration done to Time-Warner's "Quo Vadis" of two years earlier.
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