Shorter, Less Violent "Passion"
A shorter, less violent cut of "The Passion of the Christ
" will be released on March 11th in most major markets, according to Variety
. Titled "The Passion Recut," the new version will have 5 to 6 mins of its most violent scenes removed. Mel Gibson
hopes to capture the audience segment who skipped the original movie due to its depiction of violence with this new cut. "Recut" will be released unrated because even with some of the scenes removed, it will still get an "R" by the rating board. There is also talk to bring the movie back to theaters every Easter.