Mel Gibson plans to re-release The Passion in a new format (The Passion Recut) that, according to Variety, will contain less of the "onscreen carnage" than the original. The hope is that people who were apprehensive about the graphic nature of the original will be encouraged to view this new version.
Bloogers Bill Cork and Shawn Landres have two takes on what this all means. Read them both, including the comments, and decide for yourself. They both make good points, and the discussion is stimulating.