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February 28, 2005 06:49 ET

Mel Gibson's THE PASSION - RECUT


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FEBRUARY 28, 2005 - 06:49 ET

Mel Gibson's THE PASSION - RECUT

LONDON, ENGLAND--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 28, 2005) - A new version of Mel
Gibson's The Passion of The Christ is to be released in UK cinemas this
Easter on the 25th March 2005.

The new film entitled THE PASSION - RECUT will be approximately 6
minutes shorter than the original and has been awarded a certificate 15
from the BBFC. (www.bbfc.co.uk)
The Passion of The Christ, released in cinemas March 2004, was an 18
certificate.

Following the phenomenal success of The Passion of The Christ across the
world in 2004, director Mel Gibson has assembled a new slightly 'softer'
version of his film that he hopes will appeal to those who thought the
intensity of the original film was prohibitive. "I hope to cater to
those people that perhaps might not have seen the original because of
it's intensity or brutality" commented Mel Gibson.

Directed, produced and co-written by MEL GIBSON the film stars JIM
CAVIEZEL as Jesus Of Nazareth, MONICA BELLUCCI as Mary Magdalene, MAIA
MORGENSTERN as Mary, MATTIA SBRAGIA as Caiphas, the High Priest, HRISTO
NAUMOV SHOPOV as Pontius Pilate, CLAUDIA GERINI as Claudia Procles,
Pilate's wife, SERGIO RUBINI as Dismas & LUCA LIONELLO as Judas Iscariot.

Written by BENEDICT FITZGERALD & MEL GIBSON, produced by MEL GIBSON,
BRUCE DAVEY, STEPHEN McEVEETY, ENZO SISTI is executive producer. Music
by JOHN DEBNEY, cinematography by CALEB DESCHANEL, production design by
FRANCESCO FRIGERI, set decoration by CARLO GERVASI, costume design by
MAURIZIO MILLENOTTI with special effects make up by KEITH VANDERLAAN and
GREG CANNOM.

www.thepassionrecut.com

For further information and screening details please contact the Icon
press office:

Head Of Publicity: Suzanne Noble / T: 020 7494 8158 / E:
suzanne@iconfilmdistribution.co.uk

Senior Publicist: Zak Brilliant / T: 020 7494 8190 / F: 020 7494 8151 /
E: zak@iconfilmdistribution.co.uk

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