The ten commandments / [presented by] Paramount ; [produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc.] ; written for the screen by Aeneas MacKenzie ... [et al.] ; produced and directed by Cecil B. De Mille

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Subjects: Ten commandments--Drama
Exodus, The--Drama
Israelites crossing the Red Sea (Biblical event)--Drama
Ten commandments
Feature films
Bible films
Religious films
Films for the hearing impaired
Moses (Biblical leader)--Drama
Formats: Video Recording, DVD
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: English, French, Summary is in English, Dubbed in: French, Dubbed in: English
Audience: General, MPAA rating: G; 1923 version and special features not rated
Published: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount DVD, c2006
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: 3 videodiscs (358 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Added Titles: Ten commandments (Motion picture : 1923)
Alternate Title(s): Ten commandments (Motion picture : 1956).
, Ten commandments (Motion picture : 1923).
Additional Authors: DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959
Heston, Charlton
Brynner, Yul
Baxter, Anne
Robinson, Edward G., 1893-1973
De Carlo, Yvonne
MacKenzie, Aeneas
Zukor, Adolph, 1873-1976
Lasky, Jesse L., 1880-1958
MacPherson, Jeanie, d. 1946
Paget, Debra, 1933-
Derek, John, 1926-1998
Hardwicke, Cedric, 1893-1964
Foch, Nina
Scott, Martha, 1914-2003
Anderson, Judith, 1897-1992
Price, Vincent, 1911-1993
Carradine, John
Orrison, Katherine, 1948-
Griggs, Loyal
Bernstein, Elmer
Paramount Pictures Corporation
Motion Pictures Associates
Notes: ISBN: 1415718636
ISBN: 9781415718636
UPC: 097360412246
Videorecording number: 04122Paramount DVD
English and dubbed French dialogue, English subtitles; closed-captioned
Cast: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo, Debra Paget, John Derek, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Nina Foch, Martha Scott, Judith Anderson, Vincent Price, John Carradine
Credits: Director of photography, Loyal Griggs ; editing, Anne Bauchens ; music, Elmer Bernstein
Some credits from container
Originally released as a motion picture in 1956
DVD ; Recorded in Dolby digital 5.1 surround (English), 2.0 surround (English), and mono (French)
"50th anniversary collection"--Container
"Enhanced for 16:9 TVs"--Container
MPAA rating: G; 1923 version and special features not rated
Summary: To escape the edict that condemned all first-born Hebrew males by Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri. He also gains the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt, Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him
Contents: Disc 1. 1956 feature film, pt. 1 -- Disc 2. 1956 feature film, pt. 2 ; Special features ; Disc 3. 1923 silent film
Special features: commentary by Katherine Orrison, author of Written in stone : making Cecil B. DeMille's epic, The ten commandments; 6-part documentary: "Moses", "The chosen people", "Land of the pharaohs", "The Paramount lot", "The score", and "Mr. DeMille"; newsreel: The ten commandments premiere in New York; trailers
Includes the 1923 version of: The ten commandments / Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky present Cecil B. DeMille's production ; story by Jeanie MacPherson ; directed by Cecil B. DeMille. (136 min., si., b&w)
1923 version: full screen format; English with French subtitles; recorded in Dolby digital stereo
1923 version has special features: commentary by Katherine Orrison; hand-tinted footage of the Exodus and Parting of the Red Sea sequence
Academy Award for Best Special Effects; Academy Award Nominations for Best Picture, Best Cinematography (Color), Best Art Direction/Set Decoration, Best Costume Design (Color), Best Film Editing, and Best Sound Recording
OCLC Number: 64668011
ISBN/ISSN: 1415718636