Billy Crudup searches for redemption in “Jesus” Son’

The theme of personal redemption is at the heart of Jesus’ Son, a new DVD being prepared by Universal Home Video for release in January.

‘Jesus’ Son’ is the story of a young man’s circuitous journey from drug dependency and petty crime to a life redeemed by his startling discovery of compassion. Set in the drug subculture of the 1970’s, a young man in his twenties careens through his days getting stoned, stealing, or scamming a quick buck. He is driven by an overwhelming desire to help those around him, to save them from their often sorry fates, but he repeatedly fails. Almost by a miracle, redemption does come to the young man. It sneaks up on him almost imperceptibly, through barely observed lessons learned from a colorful parade of characters who range from a crazed, pill-popping hospital orderly, a down-on-his-luck-divorcee, to a half-paralyzed woman who teaches him about love. Bit by bit, the young man stumbles towards sobriety and lands a job at an assisted living facility where he discovers the depths of his own compassion for others, and the grace that comes with it.

Directed by Alison Maclean, ‘Jesus’ Son’ boasts an excellent cast led by Billy Crudup, Holly Hunter, Jack Black, Samantha Morton, Denis Leary, and Dennis Hopper.
The disc will contain an anamorphic widescreen transfer of the film, letterboxed at 2.35:1, with a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack. The only extra is a trailer.

‘Jesus’ Son’ is scheduled for release on January 30th. It will have a suggested retail price of $24.98.

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