'Hail Mary' Blu-ray Dated

Posted Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT by

Jean-Luc Godard's controversial 1985 film is heading to Blu-ray in January.

In an early announcement to retailers, Cohen Media Group is preparing 'Hail Mary' for Blu-ray on January 7.

Denounced by the Pope and banned and boycotted worldwide, this surprisingly serene and lyrical work translates the Virgin Birth into tangible contemporary terms, with Mary as a teenage basketball-playing gas-station attendant who receives the Annunciation by jetliner. Mary is a beautiful yet ordinary teenager who vows to maintain her chastity. Following a warning from an angel, a confused and innocent Mary unexpectedly falls pregnant and is forced to wed her taxi-driving boyfriend Joseph. He, in turn, must love his virgin bride from a distance, revering her without touching her. Forced to face a shocking reality, Mary and Joseph along with their family and friends must struggle to cope as the provocative theme unfolds. 'Hail Mary' is a sensational and bold work from French master director Jean-Luc Godard which touched off an uproar of protest heard around the world.

Specs, supplements, and a suggested list price for the Blu-ray have not been announced yet.

You can find the latest specs for 'Hail Mary' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under January 7.

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Hail Mary (Blu-ray)
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