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Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ

Wyler, William, 1902-1981 (director.). Zimbalist, Sam, (producer.). Tunberg, Karl, (screenwriter.). Surtees, Robert, (director of photography.). Winters, Ralph E., (editor of moving image work.). Dunning, John D. (John Daniel), 1916-1991 (editor of moving image work.). Heston, Charlton, (performer.). Hawkins, Jack, 1910-1973 (performer.). Harareet, Haya, 1931- (performer.). Boyd, Stephen, 1931-1977 (performer.). Griffith, Hugh, 1912-1980 (performer.). Scott, Martha, 1914-2003 (performer.). O'Donnell, Cathy, 1925-1970 (performer.). Jaffe, Sam, 1891-1984 (performer.). Rózsa, Miklós, 1907-1995 (composer.). Wallace, Lew 1827-1905 Motion picture adaptation of (work): Ben-Hur. (Added Author). DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959 (producer,, director.). MacKenzie, Aeneas, (screenwriter.). Lasky, Jesse L., Jr., 1910-1988 (screenwriter.). Gariss, Jack, (screenwriter.). Frank, Fredric M. (Fredric Maurice), 1911-1977 (screenwriter.). Bernstein, Elmer, (composer.). Brynner, Yul, (performer.). Baxter, Anne, (performer.). Robinson, Edward G., 1893-1973 (performer.). De Carlo, Yvonne, (performer.). Paget, Debra, 1933- (performer.). Derek, John, 1926-1998 (performer.). Hardwicke, Cedric, 1893-1964 (performer.). Wilson, Dorothy Clarke. Motion picture adaptation of (work): Prince of Egypt. (Added Author). Ingraham, J. H. (Joseph Holt), 1809-1860 Motion picture adaptation of (work): Pillar of fire. (Added Author). Southon, Arthur E. (Arthur Eustace), 1887- Motion picture adaptation of (work): On eagle's wings. (Added Author). Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, (film producer.). Paramount Pictures Corporation, (film producer.). Warner Home Video (Firm), (publisher.). Ben-Hur: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe. (Cast). The ten commandments: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne de Carlo, Debra Paget, John Derek, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Nina Foch, Marth Scott, Judith Anderson, Vincent Price, John Carradine. (Cast).
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Record details

  • Physical Description: 4 videodiscs (455 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
    videodisc
  • Edition: Blu-ray double feature; 50th anniversary [edition (Ben-Hur)].
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2013]

Content descriptions

General Note: The ten commandments: English (Dolby Digital 5.1 surround) (2.0 surround), French (1.0), or Spanish (1.0 surround) dialogue; optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles ; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Ben-Hur: English (Dolby Digital 5.1 surround) or dubbed French (5.1) and Spanish (5.1) dialogue, optional French or Spanish subtitles and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
The ten commandments: Named to the National Film Registry in 1999 by the Library of Congress
The ten commandments: Winner, Best Effects, Special Effects (John P. Fulton), 1957 Academy Awards (U.S.A.) ; Nominee, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Color, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Picture, Best Sound Recording, 1957 Academy Awards
Ben-Hur: Academy Award, 1960: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actor (Charlton Heston); Best Supporting Actor (Hugh Griffith); Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color; Best Cinematography, Color; BestCostume Design, Color; Best Effects, Special Effects; Best Film Editing; Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture; Best Sound
The ten commandments: special features include optional audio feature commentary by Katherine Orrison, author of "Written in Stone": Making Cecil B. DeMille's Epic, The Ten Commandments ; Newsreel: The Ten commandments premiere in New York -- theatrical trailers: 1956 "Making of" trailer -- 1966 trailer -- 1989 trailer.
Ben-Hur: special features include commentary by film historian T. Gene Hatcher with Charlton Heston ; music-only track showcasing Miklos Rosza's award-winning score.
The ten commandments originally produced in 1956.
The ten commandments: "This work was compiled from many sources and contains material from the books: Prince of Egypt by Dorothy Clarke Wilson, Pillar of fire by Rev. J. H. Ingraham, On eagle's wings, by Rev. A. E. Southon ... in accordance with the ancient texts of Philo, Josephus, Eusebius, the Midrash and The Holy Scriptures" -- Opening credits.
Ben-Hur originally released as a motion picture in 1959.
Ben-Hur based on the novel by Lew Wallace.
"1956 feature" appears on disc label for The ten commandments.
"1959" appears on disc label for Ben-Hur.
"Blu-ray Double feature"--Container.
Title from disc.
Formatted Contents Note: Ben-Hur. Part 1 (1959) ; Ben-Hur. Part 2 (1959) (224 min. total [on container; 222 mins. on disc label.]) -- Ten commandments (disc 1) (1956 feature) ; Ten commandments (disc 2) (1956 feature [continued]/ special features) (231 min. total, disc 1 & 2).
Creation/Production Credits Note: The ten commandments: director of photography, Loyal Griggs; art direction, Hal Pereira, Walter Tyler, Albert Nozaki ; choreography, Leroy Prinz, Ruth Godfrey ; edited by Anne Bauchens ; music by Elmer Bernstein.
Ben-Hur: director of photography, Robert L. Surtees ; film editors, Ralph E. Winters, John D. Dunning ; music, Miklos Rosza.
Participant or Performer Note: The ten commandments: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne de Carlo, Debra Paget, John Derek, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Nina Foch, Marth Scott, Judith Anderson, Vincent Price, John Carradine.
Ben-Hur: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe.
Summary, etc.: The ten commandments: Filmed in Egypt and the Sinai with one of the biggest sets ever constructed for a motion picture, this epic tells the story of the life of Moses. Once favored in the Pharaoh's household, Moses turned his back on a privileged life to lead his people to freedom.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: G.
System Details Note:
Blu-ray discs: NTSC, region [free(?)]; Ben-Hur: 1080p High Definition, 16x9 LB 2.76:1 [letter box], DTS-HD master audio, Dolby digital. The ten commandments: 1080p High Definition, 16x9, DTS-HD master audio, Dolby digital. These Blu-ray discs will not play in standard DVD players, requires Blu-ray player.
Language Note:
Ben-Hur: English (Dolby Digital 5.1 surround) or dubbed French (5.1) and Spanish (5.1) dialogue, optional French or Spanish subtitles and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
The ten commandments: English (Dolby Digital 5.1 surround) (2.0 surround), French (1.0), or Spanish (1.0 surround) dialogue; optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles ; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Awards Note:
Ben-Hur: Academy Award, 1960: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actor (Charlton Heston); Best Supporting Actor (Hugh Griffith); Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color; Best Cinematography, Color; BestCostume Design, Color; Best Effects, Special Effects; Best Film Editing; Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture; Best Sound
The ten commandments: Winner, Best Effects, Special Effects (John P. Fulton), 1957 Academy Awards (U.S.A.) ; Nominee, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Color, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Picture, Best Sound Recording, 1957 Academy Awards
The ten commandments: Named to the National Film Registry in 1999 by the Library of Congress
Subject: Slaves Italy Rome Drama
Jesus Christ Drama
Bible New Testament Bible New Testament History of Biblical events Drama
Judaea (Region) Drama
Rome History Tiberius, 14-37 Drama
Wallace, Lew 1827-1905 Film adaptations
Moses (Biblical leader) Drama
Ten commandments Ten commandments Drama
Bible Old Testament Bible Old Testament Drama
Bible Old Testament Bible Old Testament Film adaptations
Genre: Religious films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Christian films.
Historical films.
Epic films.
Bible films.
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