Originally Posted by breadfan35
However, Mel did say that he also got inspired because of the book by Catherine Emmerich called The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
I am surprised more people did not know this. Here is your answer Eric. There is indeed alot of symbolism in the movie, some that is biblical some that is historical and some that is neither.
As for the torture, the bible says that he was basicly beaten beyond recognition. So since I could still recognize that is was Jesus, IMO, the gaurds were a little lenient.
Buyers get "passionate" about Christ!
Washington | September 02, 2004 256 PM IST
Buyers turned up in millions to grab their copies of the DVD and VHS' of Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" as they went on sale in markets on Tuesday.
According to E-Online, Fox Home Entertainment has claimed that it sold 4.1 million copies in its first day on store shelves, exceeding its projections by 20 percent.
Fox said that the average consumer was buying multiple copies of the video, even though it contained no bonus material.
"It almost appears there's a strong segment of the market that wants to own this in the same way that they want to own the Bible," the report quoted Scott Hettrick, editor-in-chief of trade magazine DVD Exclusive, as saying.
He said that the DVD could sell upwards of 18 million copies and generate approximately 400 million dollar revenue, putting it on par with Spider-Man 2 and the "Lord of the Rings" series. (ANI)
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