Joseph Fiennes (Hercules), Tom Felton (Harry Potter franchise), Academy Award® nominee Peter Firth (Best Supporting Actor, Equus, 1977) and Cliff Curtis (“Fear the Walking Dead”) star in the biblical epic RISEN, debuting on Digital HD July 11 and on DVD July 25 from AFFIRM Films and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The faith-based drama follows Clavius (Fiennes), a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide Lucius (Felton), who are tasked with disproving the rumours of a risen Messiah in the weeks following the crucifixion of Christ. RISEN also stars María Botto (“Mad Dogs”), Antonio Gil (Quantum of Solace) and Luis Callejo (The Boat).
Bonus content on the RISEN Digital and DVD 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 compelling 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 RISEN. Digital exclusive and DVD content includes deleted scenes and “The Battle of the Zealots econstructed,” a featurette that goes behind the scenes to see how one of the film’s most epic sequences was shot.
RISEN is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius (Tom Felton), are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus (Cliff Curtis) in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumours of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.
Based on the story by Paul Aiello with a screenplay by Kevin Reynolds and Paul Aiello, RISEN is directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film is produced by Mickey Liddell, Patrick Aiello, and Pete Shilaimon, with Robert Huberman and Scott Holroyd serving as executive producers.
DVD & Blu-ray Special Features:
- “The Mystery of the Resurrection: Making Risen” featurette
- “Creating A.D. Jerusalem” featurette
- “Script to Screen” featurette
- Feature Commentary
- Deleted Scenes
- “The Battle of the Zealots Deconstructed” featurette