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- Additional Details
- Format: DVD
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 100 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: March 23, 2008
- Closed Captioning: Yes
- Genre: Documentary
Discover the history and mechanics of the common, albeit inhumanly cruel, ancient form of capital punishment that has become a central Christian religious symbol.
- This unique examination of crucifixion was filmed on location in the Middle East.
- Witness modern (consensual) crucifixions in the Philippines.
- CGI animation and forensic analysis show how this terrible deed is performed and its horrible effects.
As the method chosen to end the life of Jesus Christ, crucifixion looms as a highly charged and symbolic method of execution. Yet, it was common at the time and had been used for at least 500 years.
Join THE HISTORY CHANNEL® on an in-depth examination of this ultimate cruelty, the torturous capital punishment applied to not only Jesus but tens of thousands of other unfortunate victims. Forensic reconstructions, computer animations, dramatic reenactments and footage of modern crucifixions complete a revealing portrait of this very well known but little-understood form of brutality.
Go on location to Jerusalem, to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Garden of Gethsemane, to learn of the most famous crucifixion in history on the site where it happened. And see what can be learned from a reconstruction from the only remains of a crucifixion victim ever found. Learn the origins of this awful punishment, its mechanics, and its effectiveness as a deterrent. And, finally, discover what it is that actually kills the crucified: shock, suffocation, asphyxiation, or heart trauma.
Take an unblinking, scientific look at the method by which Jesus was killed, CRUCIFIXION.