I saw it in a nearly-empty theatre in the afternoon, and immediately afterward went to evening Mass. The movie was such a profound experience for me that I could not stop crying all through the Mass. For me, I don’t think the at-home experience could ever match the big screen in the large, quiet, dark theatre. But for a person who missed it in theatres, the DVD will certainly be better than not seeing it at all.
The recurring scripture quotes really brought it all together for me and helped me pray during and after the film. And I loved the blind monk’s monologue, especially his saying that his blindness helped to save his soul.
When I looked it up on Amazon, I saw a soundtrack CD and wondered if it was a joke - what would it be, footsteps? But then I looked at the tracks and remembered the scenes. I’m glad for this thread - I am having trouble submitting my Christmas wish list for our gift exchange. Even though I doubt I will enjoy it as much as the first time, I will add this DVD to my list - the 2 disc version.