My wife and myself watch The Passion, during Holy Week, ever since it came out. Before that, we watch Jesus of Nazzareth.
BTW, you can read the book, The Delorous Passion of the Christ, online here;
I read the book before I saw the movie, and it really inhanced the movie. The movie was done almost exactly as the book. However, the book gives some other insights, that would’ve been too difficult to show in the movie.
Keep in mind, this is dream literature, and as such, it fits in with the understanding of the visionary, and not necessarily 100% accurate with actual historical events. However, I found it fascinating!
One is, the Last Supper. The house where the Last Supper was celebrated, was the home of Nicodemus. The place where Christ sat in the upper room when he instituted the Eucharist, is directly above the exact spot, where the Arch of the Covenant was last seen on Earth.
The Blessed Mother, along with the other women and children, who followed Jesus, were in the room, on the first floor, below the one the Jesus and the Apostles were in. When Jesus gave the Eucharist to the Apostles, he first gave it to his mother who sat directly below him, through relocation. This was only seen by Catherine Emmerich in her vision, and not by those present at the Last Supper.