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Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ / by Lew Wallace ; presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler.

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Item details

  • ISBN: 0790758458
  • ISBN: 9780790758459
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (212 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Culver City, Calif.] : Turner Entertainment Co. ; [2001]

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General Note:
Based on the novel by Lew Wallace.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1959.
Double sided disc must be flipped halfway through.
Special features: Side A: cast/crew; feature-length audio commentary by Charlton Heston; side B: cast/crew; feature-length audio commentary by Charlton Heston; Ben-Hur: the making of an epic (behind-the-scenes documentary) ; screen tests ; photo gallery; trailers.
Contents:
Side A: Feature film (part 1) -- side B. Feature film (part 2) ; Ben-Hur: the making of an epic.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Robert L. Surtees ; editors, Ralph E. Winters, John D. Dunning ; music, Miklos Rozsa.
Participant or Performer:
Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe.
Summary, etc.:
A peace-loving prince of Judea leads his nation against the wrath of the conquering Romans. His self-imposed destiny brings tragedy to himself, and his people, as he learns to fight, love, hate and, finally, forgive.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: G.
System Details:
DVD; NTSC; region 1; double-sided disc; dual-layer format (DVD-18); widescreen format; Dolby Surround 5.1; Dolby Surround stereo.
Language:
English (5.1 surround) or French (surround) language soundtracks with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Awards:
National Film Registry selection, 2004
Academy Award winner, 1959: Best Picture ; Best Director (Wyler) ; Best Actor (Heston) ; Best Supporting Actor (Griffith) ; Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color ; Best Cinematography, Color ; Best Costume Design, Color ; Best Effects, Special Effects ; Best Film Editing ; Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture ; Best Sound.
Subject: Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905 > Film adaptations.
Jesus Christ > Drama.
Bible. New Testament > History of Biblical events > Drama.
Slaves > Italy > Rome > Drama.
Judaea (Region) > Drama.
Rome > History > Tiberius, 14-37 > Drama.
Genre: Historical films.
Religious films.
Epic films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films > United States.
Feature films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Epic films.
Action and adventure films.
Religious films.
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