You can experience Mel Gibson's controversial film in high-def for the first time this Februray. The Passion of the Christ will be released on Blu-ray on February 17. This new disc will be priced at $34.99 SRP and will include both the theatrical cut and some re-cut versions with less violence as well. The film stars Jim Caviezel, Monia Belluci and was directed by Mel Gibson.

The Passion of the Christ

The Passion of the Christ focuses on the last twelve hours of Jesus of Nazareth's life. The film begins in the Garden of Olives where Jesus has gone to pray after the Last Supper. Jesus must resist the temptations of Satan. Betrayed by Judas Iscariot, Jesus is then arrested and taken within the city walls of Jerusalem where leaders of the Pharisees confront him with accusations of blasphemy and his trial results in a condemnation to death.

Special Features:

- Original Theatrical and Less Violent Re-cut Versions of the Film

- Enhanced Viewing Mode with Biblical Footnotes

- Audio Commentaries with Mel Gibson, Filmmakers and Theologians

- Music Commentary with John Debney (selected scenes only)

- Making Of The Passion of The Christ Exclusive Documentary

- The Legacy: A Historical & Cultural Retrospective of the Crucifixion

- Historical Photo Gallery

- Deleted Scenes

- And More!