Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray release of the 40th Anniversary edition of Jesus Christ Superstar this May. The film was produced and directed by Norman Jewison and starred Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen, and Bob Bingham. Jesus Christ Superstar will be available everywhere beginning on May 7th.
The bold interpretation of the hit rock opera and Broadway smash from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber tells the story of Christ’s (Neeley) final weeks in a series of dazzling songs, images and music. Nominated for the Best Music Adaptation Academy Award, producer-director Norman Jewison offers a groundbreaking vision and unforgettable songs shot entirely on location in Israel.
Jesus Christ Superstar was released in August of 1973 and grossed over $13 million at the box office.
The 40th Anniversary release of Jesus Christ Superstar features a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 stereo track and includes a feature commentary with director Norman Jewison and actor Ted Neeley and an exclusive interview with lyricist Tim Rice.
Here is the theatrical trailer for Jesus Christ Superstar, courtesy of Old Hollywood Trailers.