NEW YORK – "The Passion of the Christ" and "Twisted" are new on DVD in today's Foxlight.
It's made so much money at the theater the DVD release is almost redundant. But at the risk of sounding slightly blasphemous, it will rise again. It may go on to be the largest grossing film of all time. It's "The Passion of the Christ," (search ) and new this week on DVD. It stands to make Mel Gibson even richer.
Critics were very divided over the film -- I called the whole thing bloody unnecessary. But packed theaters in every corner of the country disagreed with me. On the smaller screen it may have a slightly smaller effect, but I doubt it.
And it has to outsell the other big new release this week. "Twisted" (search) is another in the string of "Ashley Judd in peril" films that have become her Nancy Drew series. She's the modern day Pauline -- constantly in peril. This time from a serial killer. Samuel L. Jackson takes over the part Morgan Freeman usually does in her films. And there's very little I can tell you without a lot of spoilers. But perhaps the thing that spoiled it the most were critics. Their combined grade on Yahoo was a "D plus." Ouch. Ashley, you're great. Get a new agent.