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    Unique ID Code: 0000015450
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    Added on: 24/3/2001 08:46
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    Ben Hur (US)

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    The world`s most honored motion picture
    Certificate: G
    Running Time: 212 mins
    Retail Price: $24.98
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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:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Feature-Length Audio Commentary by Charlton Heston
    Documentary Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic
    Screen Tests
    Photo Gallery
    Cast/Director Careet Highlights
    Theatrical Trailers

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 French

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    William Wyler

    Written By:

    Martha Scott
    Hugh Griffith
    Stephen Boyd
    Haya Harareet
    Jack Hawkins
    Charlton Heston

    Soundtrack By:
    Miklós Rózsa

    Director of Photography:
    Robert Surtees

    Ralph E. Winters
    John D. Dunning

    Costume Designer:
    Elizabeth Haffenden

    Sam Zimbalist

    Warner Bros

    Your Opinions and Comments

    10 / 10
    One of the best movies I have ever seen with a more than excellant all-star cast and a perfect story line` Ben Hur a tale of the Christ ` I`d reconmend it hands down
    posted by Man_Of_Faith38 on 6/11/2002 00:29
    8 / 10
    The film really should have been put on 2 discs, as there are aliasing problems from time to time through the film, the Metal glints and flickers etc. Apart from the that the colours and presentation is absolutely fine...
    posted by Richard73 on 1/12/2003 16:47