One of the most controversial and critically acclaimed movies made in the last years, �The Passion of the Christ� Definitive Edition adds to the original 2004 DVD edition fascinating audiovisual content to add give viewers more insight of the Christian New Testament gospel. This includes an edited version (The Passion Recut) � while it has the same running time of 126 minutes, it removes, or effectively censors some of the more visually disturbing violence. This makes the movie more watchable for viewing for more audiences (including study groups, church officials), who can still appreciate the movie�s aesthetics.
To bring to life historical events and notes from The Bible, "Enhanced Viewing Mode" enables footnotes (on screen, as annotation) Most of Disc 1�s audio commentary focusses on production information for behind-the-scenes information. However, the most interesting addition the film offers is the "Theologian Commentary" for a more insightful and credible understanding of the historicity of the events depicted. Disc 2 features a 1 hour 40 minutes 100-minute documentary divided into 20 parts that address film preparation, all phases of production, branding initiatives and the actual film release in theaters. The 60 minute �Legacy� offers featurettes with a historical and academic contexts to quickly understanding the iconography inspired from Christianity, and artistic influences, analyzing the use of languages (both Aramaic and Latin), crucifixion across the ages, and a visual tour of the path in Jerusalem where Jesus survived the �14 Stations of the Cross� before he was crucified. Deleted scenes include a supposedly "anti-Semitic" dialogue that was cut out of the movie�s theater release, while "Galleries" features photos and visual depiction of historical works from Christianity.