Blu-ray, DVD, 4K Ultra HD and Digital HD: Risen

Digital Release Date: May 10, 2016, Blu-ray, DVD, 4K Ultra HD Release: May 24, 2016
Price: DVD $19.99, Blu-ray $24.99, 4K Ultra HD $29.99
Studio: Sony


Joseph Fiennes in Risen

Joseph Fiennes in Risen

Joseph Fiennes (The Red Baron), Tom Felton (Harry Potter franchise), Peter Firth (Equus) and Cliff Curtis (TV’s Fear the Walking Dead) star in the action-filled biblical epic adventure Risen.

The faith-based drama follows Clavius (Fiennes), a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide Lucius (Felton), who are tasked with disproving the rumors of a risen Messiah in the weeks following the crucifixion of Christ.

Bonus content on the Risen Blu-ray, DVD and digital formats includes three featurettes. In “The Mystery of The Resurrection: Making Risen,” director Kevin Reynolds, his cast and crew detail the making of the film; in “A.D. Jerusalem,” fans learn how the production brought the ancient settings to life; and in “Script to Screen,” producers discuss the making of the movie.

Risen Blu-ray boxBlu-ray and digital exclusive content includes deleted scenes and “The Battle of the Zealots Deconstructed,” a featurette that goes behind the scenes to see how one of the film’s most epic sequences was shot.

Risen rose to some minor heights at the U.S. box office upon its wide release to theaters in February, 2016, when it grossed some $37 million.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.