Risen stars discuss Pope FrancisDid you see the biblical epic RISEN during Lent, when the film premiered in theaters? If you did, you may want to see it again now that it’s coming out on DVD. If you missed it, here’s your chance to enjoy the best Crucifixion story on film since Mel Gibson’s 2004 blockbuster THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST.

Joseph Fiennes stars as Clavius in the faith-based drama. I talked with Fiennes for the National Catholic Register, and he called the film “an extraordinary murder mystery.” Producer Pete Shilaimon told me about how his family had to hide their Catholic faith when he was a child living in Iraq, and how his mother was so proud now that he’s had a role in bringing the story of Christ’s death and resurrection to the big screen.

The cast had the opportunity recently to reflect on their visit to the Vatican and the opportunity they had to greet Pope Francis personally at a Wednesday Audience. You might enjoy that conversation.

RISEN will debut on digital May 10, and on Blu-Ray, DVD and next-generation 4K Ultra HD on May 24. Get it here!