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Ben-Hur

(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Ben-Hur


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Experience the visual splendor, thundering action, and towering drama of the record-setting winner of eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Charlton Heston brings a muscular physical and moral presence to his role of Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish nobleman in Palestine whose heroic odyssey includes enslavement by the Romans, vengeance against his tormentors during a furious arena chariot race, and a fateful encounter with Jesus Christ. An enduring and spellbinding spectacular.
Statement of Responsibility: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; a William Wyler's presentation ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; screenplay, Karl Tunberg ; directed by William Wyler
Title: Ben-Hur
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, Cali. :, Warner Home Video,, 2012
Edition: 50th Anniversary ed
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (212 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
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Report This Mar 27, 2014
  • RonNasty64 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wow, my big screen is not big enough for this movie.

Report This Oct 23, 2013
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Now 15% more epic! Man, this movie is long. Cool chariot race though.

Report This Mar 21, 2013
  • pemberely rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I saw this movie and I knew it was special. Old movies aren't usually as grand and life changing as this. It's action packed and daring and revolutionary for the year it was made and the topicit revolves around. It made me want to cry--tells a passionate story about Jesus and the toil of aman who loses everything because he refused to betray his people. Powerful and utterly moving!!!!

Report This Sep 19, 2009
  • joseph rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good – Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) 143 min. The 1925 version holds the record for the most expensive silent movie ever made. Lee Wallace’s adapted novel focuses more on the religious aspect of the times as opposed to the remake in 1959. William Wyler, who assisted in direction for this version, went on to fully direct the 1959 version with Charlton Heston. The silent version contains enough variations and fuller sub-plots to make this viewing fresh and not feel repetitive if you’ve already seen the 1959 version. This version focuses on the story of Christ and how this new religion motivates Judas Ben-Hur to deal with the issues at hand. Well made film with highlights of the sea battle and chariot race a must see. Must See – Ben-Hur (1959) 212 min. This is my favorite of all epic films. Charlton Heston and Stephen Boyd, as Judas Ben-Hur and Messala, respectively, are dynamic as childhood friends who become mortal enemies in adulthood. The story of Christ is subdued in this version with more focus on the animosity built up between Ben-Hur and Messala though one scene in particular has never seized to touch me – Jesus giving a cup of water to Ben-Hur despite the Roman guard depriving him of water (this scene was a major improvement from the 1925 silent version). A must-see for all but I’d recommend both versions to be watched to appreciate the full story.

Report This Mar 04, 2008
  • reviewer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Groundbreaking epic film with intelligent script, pioneering special effects, & fascinating dynamics between the two principal male characters, Judah & Messala.

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Report This Jul 27, 2010
  • christilini rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

christilini thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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