'The Agony and the Ecstasy' Dated for Blu-ray

Posted Thu Dec 26, 2013 at 08:00 AM PST by

Carol Reed's 1965 film is bound for Blu-ray in March.

In an early announcement to retailers, 20th Century Fox will be releasing 'The Agony and the Ecstasy' on Blu-ray on March 4.

Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison portray two of the Renaissance's most colorful figures in this historical drama based on Irving Stone's best-seller set in the early 16th century. When Pope Julius ll (Harrison) commissions Michelangelo (Heston) to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the artist initially refuses. Virtually forced to do the job by Julius, he later destroys his own work and flees to Rome. Eventually resumed, the project becomes a battle of wills fueled by artistic and temperamental differences that form the core of this movie. Nominated for an Oscar Cinematography and named one of the year's best films by the National Board of Review.

Specs, supplements, and suggested list price haven't been revealed yet.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Agony and the Ecstasy' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under March 4.

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The Agony and the Ecstasy (Blu-ray)
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