Ben-Hur
(DVD)

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Format
DVD
Edition
Four-disc collector's ed.
Physical Desc
4 videodiscs (365 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (unpages : col. ill. ; 18 cm.)
Language
English
ISBN
1419810790, 9781419810794
UPC
012569675353

Notes

General Note
Collective title from set container.
General Note
Based on the novel: Ben-Hur, a tale of the Christ / by General Lew Wallace.
General Note
Special features (disc 1 & 2): optional audio commentary by film historian T. Gene Hatcher, with scene-specific comments from Charlton Heston; music-only track.
General Note
Booklet ("The story of the making of 'Ben-Hur'") consists of reprinted promotional materials about the 1959 version of the film.
Participants/Performers
Cast for 1959 version: 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.
Participants/Performers
Cast for 1925 version: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson, Claire McDowell, Kathleen Key, Carmel Myers, Nigel de Brulier, Mitchell Lewis, Leo White, Frank Currier, Charles Belcher, Dale Fuller, Winter Hall.
Description
Judah Ben-Hur is a young Jewish nobleman from a prominent family 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.
System Details
DVD, dual-layer, region 1; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Language
1959 version: In English or dubbed French, with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles. Closed-captioned.
Language
1925 version: Silent film with English intertitles and musical accompaniment.
Awards
National Film Registry selection, 2004 (1959 version). National Film Registry selection, 1997 (1925 version)
Awards
Academy Award, 1960: Best Picture; Best Director; 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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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Heston, C., Hawkins, J., Harareet, H., Boyd, S., Griffith, H., Scott, M., O'Donnell, C., Jaffe, S., Currie, F., Thring, F., Longdon, T., Relph, G., Morell, A., Novarro, R., Bushman, F. X., McAvoy, M., Bronson, B., McDowell, C., Rózsa, M., Tunberg, K., Surtees, R., Winters, R. E., Dunning, J. D. 1., Wyler, W., Davis, C., Niblo, F., Mathis, J., Wilson, C., & Wallace, L. (2005). Ben-Hur. Four-disc collector's ed. Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Charlton. Heston et al.. 2005. Ben-Hur. Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Charlton. Heston et al., Ben-Hur. Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 2005.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Heston, Charlton., et al. Ben-Hur. Four-disc collector's ed. Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 2005. DVD.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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