The most recent home video release of this movie is March 17, 2009. Here are some details…
The Robe: Special Edition
Release Date: 17 March 2009
The DVD Special Edition of The Robe comes clothed with many additional accessories. These include an introduction by Martin Scorsese, a commentary with film composer David Newman and film historians Jon Burlingame, Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman, a making-of featurette, a look at the music of The Robe (the Alfred Newmans score has an isolated music track), still galleries and an interactive press book. The movie is presented in the Fox CinemaScope widescreen format, with audio tracks in 5.1 Dolby Surround and 4.0 Dolby Surround (English), as well as Mono (French). Subtitles are provided in English and Spanish.
The Robe: Special Edition is also available on Blu-ray, featuring all the above-mentioned bonus materials. However, this edition comes decked out with even more extras, such as an extra introduction by vintage celebrities Richard Widmark, Susan Hayworth, Robert Wagner, Clifton Webb and Dan Dailey. As well, there is a history lesson on CinemaScope, an audio interview with screenwriter Philip Dunne (recorded in 1969), press materials from the movie’s début, a comparison of the widescreen and standard versions of the film and a picture-in-picture mode. There are also many featurettes that examine the production From Scripture to Script (the perspectives of Hollywood and the Bible) and offer A Seamless Faith (the real-life search for Christ’s robe), along with trailers and TV spots. This edition is authored in BD-J with AVEC (MPEG 4) compression on a dual-layer 50GB disc, and presented in the Fox CinemaScope widescreen format. Audio tracks are available in 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio (English), 4.0 Dolby Digital (English) and Mono (French and Portuguese). Subtitles are provided in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Cantonese, Mandarin and Korean.