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Title 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. The ten commandments / Paramount presents, a Cecil B. De Mille Production ; produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc. ; a Paramount Picture ; written for the screen by Æneas Mackenzie, Jesse L. Lasky, Jr., Jack Gariss, Fredric M. Frank ; produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

Publication Info. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2013]


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 Bloomfield, McMahon Wintonbury Library - Adult Department  NEW DVD BEN-HUR    Check Shelf
Edition 50th anniversary edition, letterboxed widescreen presentation (Ben-Hur).
Description 4 videodiscs (442 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital optical stereo surround rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Note Title from disc.
"Double feature"--Container.
"1956 feature" appears on disc label for The ten commandments.
Ben-Hur: widescreen (2.76:1).
The ten commandments: widescreen (1.85:1).
Cast Ben-Hur: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe.
The ten commandments: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne de Carlo, Debra Paget, John Derek, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Nina Foch, Marth Scott, Judith Anderson, Vincent Price, John Carradine.
Credits Ben-Hur: director of photography, Robert L. Surtees ; film editors, Ralph E. Winters, John D. Dunning ; music, Miklos Rosza.
The ten commandments: director of photography, Loyal Griggs; art direction, Hal Pereira, Walter Tyler, Albert Nozaki ; choreography, Leroy Prinz, Ruth Godfrey ; edited by Anne Bauchens ; music by Elmer Bernstein.
Note Ben-Hur based on the novel by Lew Wallace.
The ten commandments: "This work was compiled from many sources and contains material from the books: Prince of Egypt by Dorothy Clarke Wilson, Pillar of fire by Rev. J. H. Ingraham, On eagle's wings, by Rev. A. E. accordance with the ancient texts of Philo, Josephus, Eusebius, the Midrash and The Holy Scriptures" -- Opening credits.
Ben-Hur originally released as a motion picture in 1959.
The ten commandments originally produced in 1956.
Audience MPAA rating: G.
Summary Ben-Hur: Judah Ben-Hur is a Jewish nobleman in Palestine whose heroic odyssey includes enslavement by the Romans, vengeance against his tormentors during a furious arena chariot race and fateful encounters with Jesus Christ.
The ten commandments: Filmed in Egypt and the Sinai with one of the biggest sets ever constructed for a motion picture, this epic tells the story of the life of Moses. Once favored in the Pharaoh's household, Moses turned his back on a privileged life to lead his people to freedom.
Note Ben-Hur: special features include commentary by film historian T. Gene Hatcher with Charlton Heston ; music-only track showcasing Miklos Rosza's award-winning score.
The ten commandments: special features include optional audio feature commentary by Katherine Orrison, author of "Wriiten in Stone": Making Cecil B. DeMille's Epic, The Ten Commandments ; Newsreel: The Ten commandments premiere in New York -- theatrical trailers: 1956 "Making of" trailer -- 1966 trailer -- 1989 trailer.
Contents Ben-Hur. Part 1 (1959) -- Ben-Hur. Part 2 (1959) (222 min. total) -- The ten commandments (1956 feature) (220 min.).
Awards Ben-Hur: Academy Award, 1960: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actor (Charlton Heston); Best Supporting Actor (Hugh Griffith); Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color; Best Cinematography, Color; BestCostume Design, Color; Best Effects, Special Effects; Best Film Editing; Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture; Best Sound
The ten commandments: Winner, Best Effects, Special Effects (John P. Fulton), 1957 Academy Awards (U.S.A.) ; Nominee, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Color, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Picture, Best Sound Recording, 1957 Academy Awards
The ten commandments: Named to the National Film Registry in 1999 by the Library of Congress
Language Ben-Hur: English or dubbed French dialogue, optional French or Spanish subtitles and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
The ten commandments: English (Dolby Digital 5.1 surround) (2.0 surround), French (mono), Portuguese (mono) or Spanish (2.0 surround) dialogue; optional English, French, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles ; closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Genre/Form Bible films.
Subject Bible. Old Testament -- Film adaptations.
Genre/Form Christian films.
Religious films.
Epic films.
Subject Rome -- History -- Tiberius, 14-37 -- Drama.
Bible. Old Testament -- Drama.
Bible. New Testament -- History of Biblical events -- Drama.
Jesus Christ -- Drama.
Genre/Form Historical films.
Subject Ten commandments -- Drama.
Genre/Form Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Subject Judaea (Region) -- Drama.
Local Subject Enslaved persons -- Italy -- Rome -- Drama.
Subject Slaves -- Italy -- Rome -- Drama.
Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905 -- Film adaptations.
Genre/Form Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Subject Moses (Biblical leader) -- Drama.
Added Author Wyler, William, 1902-1981, director.
Zimbalist, Sam, producer.
Tunberg, Karl, screenwriter.
Surtees, Robert, director of photography.
Winters, Ralph E., editor of moving image work.
Dunning, John D. (John Daniel), 1916-1991, editor of moving image work.
Heston, Charlton, performer.
Hawkins, Jack, 1910-1973, performer.
Harareet, Haya, 1931-2021 performer.
Boyd, Stephen, 1931-1977, performer.
Griffith, Hugh, 1912-1980, performer.
Scott, Martha, 1914-2003, performer.
O'Donnell, Cathy, 1925-1970, performer.
Jaffe, Sam, 1891-1984, performer.
Rózsa, Miklós, 1907-1995, composer (expression)
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905. Ben-Hur.
DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959, producer, director.
MacKenzie, Aeneas, screenwriter.
Lasky, Jesse L., Jr., 1910-1988, screenwriter.
Gariss, Jack, screenwriter.
Frank, Fredric M. (Fredric Maurice), 1911-1977, screenwriter.
Bernstein, Elmer, composer (expression)
Brynner, Yul, performer.
Baxter, Anne, performer.
Robinson, Edward G., 1893-1973, performer.
De Carlo, Yvonne, performer.
Paget, Debra, 1933- performer.
Derek, John, 1926-1998, performer.
Hardwicke, Cedric, 1893-1964, performer.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Wilson, Dorothy Clarke. Prince of Egypt.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Ingraham, J. H. (Joseph Holt), 1809-1860. Pillar of fire.
Southon, Arthur E. (Arthur Eustace), 1887-1964. On eagle's wings.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, film producer.
Paramount Pictures Corporation, film producer.
Warner Home Video (Firm), publisher.
Added Title Ten commandments
Contains (work): Ben-Hur (Motion picture : 1959)
Contains (work): Ten commandments (Motion picture : 1956)
Standard No. 883929322558
Music No. 3000049377 Warner Home Video
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