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Ben Hur: Collectors Edition (4 Disc)

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The numbers speak volumes: 100,000 costumes, 8,000 extras, 300 sets and a staggering budget in its day the largest in movie history. Ben-Hur's creators made it the best, the greatest Biblical-era epic ever. Charlton Heston brings a muscular physical and moral presence to the role of Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish nobleman in Palestine whose heroic odyssey includes enslavement by the Romans, a bold escape from an embattled slave galley, vengeance against his tormentors during a furious arena chariot race and fateful encounters with Jesus Christ.

Heston's charis­matic performance brought him the Best Actor Oscar; the winner as 1959's Best Picture with the legendary William Wyler earning his third Best Director trophy, the film won a total 11 Academy Awards – a tally unequaled until 1997's Titanic set sail.

Special Features:

  • Newly Remastered and Restored from Original 65mm Film Elements
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio
  • Commentary by Film Historian T. Gene Hatcher with Scene Specific Comments from Charlton Heston
  • Music-Only Track Showcasing Miklos Rozsa's Score
  • The Thames Television Restoration with Stereophonic Orchestral Score by Composer Carl Davis
  • New Documentary: Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema – Current filmmakers such as Ridley Scott and George Lucas reflect on the importance and influence of the film
  • 1994 Documentary: Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic Hosted by Christopher Plummer
  • Ben-Hur: A Journey Through Pictures – New audiovisual recreation of the film via stills, storyboards, sketches, music and dialogue
  • Screen Tests
  • Vintage Newsreels Gallery
  • Highlights from the 1960 Academy Awards Ceremony
  • Theatrical Trailer Gallery.

Best Picture Oscar Winner 1959.
Best Picture Golden Globe Winner 1959.
Best Picture BAFTA Winner 1960.

Release date Australia
November 16th, 2005
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Collector's Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Language
English, French, Italian
Length (Minutes)
222
Subtitles
Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Romanian, English - HI, Italian - HI
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Original Release Year
1959
UPC
9325336026632
Product ID
1476533

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