Ben Hur (US)
The world`s most honored motion picture
Running Time: 212 mins
Retail Price: $24.98
Content Type: Movie
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.
Feature-Length Audio Commentary by Charlton Heston
Documentary Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic
Cast/Director Careet Highlights
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 English
Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 French
Director of Photography:
Ralph E. Winters
John D. Dunning