'Jesus Christ Superstar: Live Arena Tour' Blu-ray Announced and Detailed

Posted Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 08:00 AM PDT by

Andrew Lloyd Webber and director Laurence Connor's new musical will arrive on Blu-ray in September.

In an early announcement to retailers, Universal says 'Jesus Christ Superstar: Live Arena Tour' will have a Blu-ray release on September 10.

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock classic Jesus Christ Superstar returns to its roots with this sensational performance filmed in the UK during the Live Arena Tour. The cast includes Minchin as Judas Iscariot, Spice Girl Melanie C as Mary Magdalene, Moyles as King Herod and Forster as Jesus Christ, performing hit songs including "I Don't Know How to Love Him", "Gethsemane", "Heaven on Their Minds", "Everything's Alright", "King Herod's Song" and "Superstar" in an exciting and contemporary interpretation.

An award-winning creative team have transformed this legendary rock musical into a unique state-of-the-art spectacular. Connor, known for his work on the 25th anniversary performances and concerts for Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera, worked alongside Mark Fisher, the acclaimed world-leading set designer responsible for the staging of the Diamond Jubilee music concert in front of Buckingham Palace. They were joined by internationally renowned lighting designer Patrick Woodroffe, who worked on the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Both Mark and Patrick have worked on global arena and stadium tours for some of the world's biggest music acts including the Rolling Stones and U2.

The Blu-ray will include 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: An Introduction by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Behind the Scenes Featurette.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $26.98.

You can find the latest specs for 'Jesus Christ Superstar: Live Arena Tour' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 10.

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Jesus Christ Superstar: Live Arena Tour (Blu-ray)
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