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The Robe


Dec 04, 1953

Latest Home Video

Mar 17, 2009

MPAA Rating

Not Rated


Richard Burton Jean Simmons Victor Mature


1953 Twentieth Century Fox

Still shot from the movie: The Robe.

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The Robe offers a fictional account of the Roman centurion who gambled and won the garment Christ was wearing on the day of his crucifixion. Weaving a tale of conversion throughout the historical persecutions endured by the early Christian, this movie captures their devotion to faith and courage of conviction.

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Why Is The Robe Rated Not Rated?

The Robe is rated Not Rated

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Overall: B
Set against the backdrop of the Roman empire, this fictional story recounts the personal transformation of a ruling centurion to a Christian follower.

Violence: C-
Selling of slaves, hand to hand fighting between man and slave, man is whipped, man slaps servant, man has angry outburst and hits servant, soldiers attack a group of men, man yells at soldiers, man is tortured in prison by soldiers, men involved in jailbreak, fighting occurs, sword fight between two men, man shot with arrow, animal kicked.

Sexual Content: A-
Hugging and kissing between two unmarried adults, men shown wearing only towels fastened around waist.

Language: B+
At least: 3 mild expletives, name calling.

Alcohol / Drug Use: C+
Men drink at home and at social gathering, man is drunk, references made to being drunk, alcoholic drinks are offered to others.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

Not Rated
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ON Not Rated
QC Not Rated
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: NA

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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 Newman’s 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.


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