Sir Lew Grade presents Franco Zeffirelli's production of Jesus of Nazareth. This full un-edited version is a compelling portrayal of the life and death of Jesus. Traced from birth, through to childhood, his baptism by John the Baptist (Michael York) and the miracles; culminating in his Crucifixion and Resurrection.
Four years in the making, this powerful epic had been critically acclaimed by religious leaders worldwide for its senitivity and passion. Directed by Oscar nominee, Franco Zefferelli and produced by Vincenzo Labella, this internationally acclaimed and award-winning screen version of the life of Jesus is a captivating production coupled with historical and religious accuracy.
Robert Powell stars as Jesus and a star studded international cast adds depth and humanity to the roles of the saints, sinners and ordinary people who walked in the footsteps of the Lord.
Also starring Anne Bancroft, Enest Borgnine, Valentina Cortese, James Farentino, James Earl Jones, Stacy Keach, Tony Lo Bianco, James Mason, Ian McShane, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Quinn, Fernando Rey, Rod Steiger, Peter Ustinov, Olivia Hussey.