At last, Martin Scorsese's most personal masterpiece can be seen outside of the controversy it engendered, and be seen for what it is: a l5-year labor of love. Nikos Kazantzakis' landmark novel comes to breathtaking life in this moving and spiritual film. The all-star cast includes Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Harry Dean Stanton, David Bowie, and Willem Dafoe as Jesus. Criterion is proud to present this cinematic treasure in an exclusive Director Approved special edition.
Audio commentary by Martin Scorsese, Willem Dafoe, Paul Schrader, and Jay Cocks
An extensive collection of research materials, production stills, and costume designs
Location production footage, shot by Scorsese
Video interview with composer Peter Gabriel, plus a stills gallery of the instruments used in the film score