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Ben-Hur: 55th Anniversary Diamond Luxe Edition

Street Date:
December 9th, 2014
Movie Release Year:
1959
MPAA Rating:
Rated G
Studio:
Warner Brothers
Length:
222 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Action, Drama, Classic, Epic

Starring:

Charlton Heston

Director:

William Wyler

Plot Synopsis:

William Wyler’s unforgettable epic spectacle, full of visual splendor, thundering action and towering drama, won a record-setting 11 Academy Awards® (1959) including Best Motion Picture, Best Actor and Best Director. Charlton Heston, in his Best Actor Oscar®-winning role, is Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish nobleman in Palestine whose heroic odyssey includes enslavement by the Romans, vengeance against his tormentors during a furious arena chariot race and fateful encounters with Jesus Christ. Truly an enduring and spellbinding spectacular.

Technical Specs

  • TBA

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/AVC MPEG-4

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 2.76:1

Audio Formats

  • TBA

Subtitles/Captions

  • TBA

Supplements

  • Commentary by film historian T. Gene Hatcher and Charlton Heston
  • Feature Length Documentary: Charlton Heston & Ben-Hur: A Personal Journey - Retrospective on the Ben-Hur star, written and directed by his son Fraser C. Heston, featuring never-before-available images and footage from the Heston family archives
  • The 1925 Silent Version – Thames Television
  • Restoration with Stereophonic Orchestral Score by Carl Davis
  • Vintage Documentaries Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema and Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic
  • Ben-Hur: A Journey Through Pictures – Audiovisual Recreation Via Stills, Storyboards, Sketches, Music and Dialogue
  • Newsreels
  • Screen Tests
  • Highlights from the 1960 Academy Awards® Telecast