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Anno Domini: the seventh year of Augustus Caesar's reign. In the Roman province of Judea, Jews return to the city of their birth for the census. A bright star in the night over Bethlehem marks the birth of Jesus Christ. Years later, Roman commander Messala (Stephen Boyd), who was brought up in Judea, takes command of the Roman garrison in Jerusalem. His Jewish boyhood friend Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) greets him. Messala is delighted. But when Judah refuses to name Jewish patriots, Messala sentences him to the slave galleys and imprisons his mother, Miriam (Martha Scott), and sister, Tirzah (Cathy O'Donnell). Judah vows revenge. In BEN-HUR, William Wyler's much-lauded epic, the story of Judah's search for his mother and sister and his quest for revenge intersects with crucial biblical events such as the Sermon on the Mount and the crucifixion. Wyler gets fine performances from Heston, Boyd, Jack Hawkins (as a Roman admiral who befriends Judah), and Hugh Griffith (as an Arab sheik who dreams of racing his beautiful white horses against Messala). Among BEN-HUR's vivid dramatic sequences are a violent sea battle and the famous chariot race that pits Judah against Messala in one of cinema's great action sequences.

4DVD Special Edition Box Set
Disc 1 & 2: The Film
Newly Remastered and Restored from Original 65mm Film Elements
Audio Commentary by Film Historian T. Gene Hatcher with Scene Specific Comments from Charlton Heston
Music-Only Track Showcasing Miklos Rozsa's Score
Screen Tests
Vintage Newsreels Gallery
Highlights from the 1960 Academy Awards Ceremony
Theatrical Trailer Gallery
Widescreen Anamorphic
Dolby Digital 5.1
Languages - English, French
Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Region 2 / PAL / Colour
Running Time 222 Minutes
Disc 3: The 1925 Silent Version
The Thames Television Restoration with Stereophonic Orchestral Score by Composer Carl Davis
Disc Four: About The Film
New Documentary: Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema - Current filmmakers such as Ridley Scott and George Lucas reflect on the importance and influence of the film
1994 Documentary: Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic Hosted by Christopher Plummer
Ben-Hur: A Journey Through Pictures - New audiovisual recreation of the film via stills, storyboards, sketches, music and dialogue
Product details
Actors: Charlton Heston, George Relph, Frank Thring, Cathy O'Donnell, Haya Harareet
Directors: William Wyler
Format: Dubbed, PAL, Widescreen
Language English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Region: Region 2 ( DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 4
Studio: Warner Home Video
DVD Release Date: 13 Feb 2006
Run Time: 213 minutes
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Absolutely superb film.

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