Ben Hur - Deluxe Edition Box Set

Ben Hur - Deluxe Edition Box Set

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Overview

Ben Hur - Deluxe Edition Box Set

William Wyler's legendary epic Ben Hur comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by star Charlton Heston, photo stills, a copy of the film's poster, the original theatrical trailer, screen tests, and a documentary on the making of the film. This is an outstanding package from Creative Design that should be worthwhile for any cinema buff.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/11/2002
UPC: 0663286201259
Original Release: 2002
Rating: G
Source: Creative Design Art
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 3:42:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; New digital master; Soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital; Audio commentary by Charlton Heston; Documentary Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic; Newly-discovered screen tests; Original theatrical trailer; Stills gallery; Cast/director film highlights; Subtitles: French, English, Spanish, Portuguese; Audio tracks: English Dolby Surround 5.1; This deluxe limited edition collectors box set includes: lobby cards (8 original limited edition lobby card prints), Senitype (exclusive limited edition image from the movie and 35 mm film frame), theatrical poster (original one sheet movie poster - 27''x 40''), exclusive collection (6 original limited edition B&W photograph stills)

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Part One
1. Overture
2. Nativity Prologue
3. Credits
4. March Through Nazareth
5. Messala in Command
6. Fighting an Idea
7. Still Close in Every Way
8. A Toast
9. Gifts Exchanged
10. Judah's Choice
11. Esther's Request
12. A Ring for a Kiss
13. March Into Jerusalem
14. The Accident
15. Jailbreak Attempt
16. Making an Example
17. Bondage
18. Water From a Stranger
19. Quintus Arrius
20. Ramming Speed
21. Strange, Stubborn Faith
22. Sea Battle Begins
23. Galley Rescues
24. Saving Arrius
25. Victory
26. The Divine Emperor
27. A Son of Arrius
28. Thinking of Judea
29. Balthazar and Ilderim
30. Arabians Night
31. Many Paths to God
32. Homecoming
33. Survivors Reunited
34. "We Stood Here Before"
35. Confronting Messala
36. Finding Miriam and Tirzah
37. Vow in the Darkness
38. "Forget Messala"
39. Intermission
Side #2 -- Part Two
40. Entr'Acte
41. A Wager
42. Chariot Practice
43. "This Is the Day"
44. Chariot Procession
45. The Entrants
46. Early Eliminations
47. Neck and Neck
48. Fallen Driver
49. Judah Triumphant
50. The Race Goes On
51. Valley of the Lepers
52. "Is Judah Well?"
53. Thirsty Still
54. "I Am Judah Ben-Hur"
55. Becoming Messala
56. Recovering Miriam and Tirzah
57. The Young Rabbi Sentenced
58. An Offer of Water
59. The Crucifixion
60. Cleansing Rain
61. "Hallelujah!"
1. Introduction [1:39]
2. Publishing Phenomenon [3:59]
3. A Major Stage Production [2:49]
4. The 1907 Short Film [1:38]
5. The 1925 Silent Epic [2:17]
6. Italian Production Woes [5:12]
7. The Chariot Race [3:54]
8. 1959: Zimbalist and Wyler [3:04]
9. Italian Locations [3:29]
10. The Sea Battle; No Script [3:20]
11. Lovers Quarrel; Rewrites [4:18]
12. Celebrity Visitors [1:08]
13. Casting an Epic [6:04]
14. "Ben-Hur Killed Him" [1:10]
15. Religious Aspects [2:21]
16. The Score; Matte Shots [2:21]
17. The Chariot Sequence [6:06]
18. P.R. Campaign; Academy Awards [:59]
19. A Crowning Achievement [1:16]
20. End Credits [1:00]

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