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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- ISBN: 0790758458
- ISBN: 9780790758459
- Physical Description: 1 videodisc (212 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
- Publisher: [Culver City, Calif.] : Turner Entertainment Co. ; 
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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.
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.
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.
MPAA rating: G.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; double-sided disc; dual-layer format (DVD-18); widescreen format; Dolby Surround 5.1; Dolby Surround stereo.
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.
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.
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