Ben-Hur / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; a William Wyler's presentation ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; screenplay, Karl Tunberg ; directed by William Wyler

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Subjects: Jesus Christ--Drama
Rome--History--Empire, 30 B.C.-284 A.D.--Drama
Feature films
Religious films
Films for the hearing impaired
Chariot racing--Drama
Formats: Video Recording, DVD
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: English, French (translated from), Summary is in English, Summary is in French, Summary is in Spanish, English (translated from), French, Dubbed in: French, Dubbed in: English, Spanish
Audience: General, MPAA rating: Not rated
Edition: Four-disc collector's ed
Published: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2005]
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: 4 videodiscs (222 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 18 cm.)
Added Titles: Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905 Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur (Motion picture : 1925)
Alternate Title(s): Ben-Hur (Motion picture : 1959).
, Ben-Hur (Motion picture : 1925).
Alternate Titles: Story of the making of Ben-Hur
Additional Authors: Wyler, William, 1902-1981
Zimbalist, Sam
Tunberg, Karl
Heston, Charlton
Hawkins, Jack, 1910-1973
Harareet, Haya, 1931-
Boyd, Stephen, 1928-1977
Griffith, Hugh, 1912-1980
Scott, Martha, 1914-2003
O'Donnell, Cathy, 1925-1970
Jaffe, Sam, 1891-1984
Currie, Finlay, 1878-1968
Thring, Frank, 1926-1994
Longdon, Terence, 1922-
Relph, George, 1888-1960
Morell, André, 1909-1978
Surtees, Robert
Dunning, John D. (John Daniel), 1916-1991
Winters, Ralph E
Rózsa, Miklós, 1907-1995
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Notes: ISBN: 1419810790
ISBN: 9781419810794
UPC: 012569675353
Videorecording number: 67535
DVD, dual layer, Region 1, widescreen (2.76:1) and full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Closed-captioned
English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles (1959 feature film only)
Title from container
Title on booklet: The story of the making of Ben-Hur
Cast: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe, Finlay Currie, Frank Thring, Terence Longdon, George Relph, André Morell
Credits: Director of photography, Robert L. Surtees ; art director, Edward Carfagno, William A. Horning ; editors, John D. Dunning, Ralph E. Winters ; music, Miklós Rózsa ; costume designer, Elizabeth Haffenden
Based on the novel by Lew Wallace
Originally released as motion pictures in 1925 and 1959
MPAA rating: Not rated
Summary: Judah Ben-Hur is a young Jewish nobleman from a prominent who is reunited with his childhood friend Messala. Messala returns to Judea as a Roman tribune. There is a genuine friendship between the two men, yet the clash of their cultures drives a wedge between them. That wedge finally drives Messala to banish Judah to the slave galleys and sends his mother and his sister to prison. From that point forward, Judah's life becomes a quest: a quest to survive and a quest for vengeance. Judah survives the galleys to become the adopted son of a Roman general, and his triumphant return to Judea permits him to challenge and subsequently confront Messala in a chariot race
Special features: Commentary by film historian T. Gene Hatcher with scene-specific comments from Charlton Heston; new digital transfer from restored 65MM elements; music-only track; Disc 3: the 1925 feature-length silent version of 'Ben-Hur with a stereophonic orchestral score by composer Carl Davis. Disc 4: 2005 documentary: 'Ben-Hur: The epic that changed cinema'; current filmmakers such as Ridley Scott and George Lucas reflect on the importance and influence of the film; 1994 documentary: 'Ben-Hur: The making of an epic' hosted by Christopher Plummer; 'Directed by William Wyler' the 1986 Emmy Award-nominated documentary featuring the last interview with Wyler before his death; 'Ben-Hur: A journey through pictures' a new audiovisual recreation of the film via stills, storyboards, sketches, music and dialogue; screen tests: Leslie Nielsen and Cesare Danova, Leslie Nielsen and Yale Wexler, George Baker and William Russel; highlights from the 4/4/1960 Academy Awards ceremony; vintage newsreels gallery; theatrical trailer gallery
OCLC Number: 61281771
ISBN/ISSN: 1419810790
9781419810794
0125696753
67535