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.

50th anniversary ed., letterboxed widescreen presentation.
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2011]
2 videodiscs (222 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905 -- Film adaptations.
Jesus Christ -- Drama.
Bible. New Testament. -- History of Biblical events -- Drama.
Jesus Christ.
Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905.
Bible. New Testament..
Slaves -- Italy -- Rome -- Drama.
Judaea (Region) -- Drama.
Rome -- History -- Tiberius, 14-37 -- Drama.
History of Biblical events.
Italy -- Rome.
Middle East -- Judaea Region.
Rome (Empire)
Feature films -- United States.
Bible films.
Christian films.
Epic films.
Film adaptations.
Historical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Epic films.
Historical films.
Bible films.
Epic films.
Historical films.
Christian films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films -- United States.
In English or dubbed French.; optional subtitles in French or Spanish.
Open-captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; widescreen(2.35:1 aspect ratio) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
optical surround Dolby
videodisc video file
"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"--Container.
Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe.
Director of photography, Robert L. Surtees; film editors, Ralph E. Winters, John D. Dunning; music, Miklos Rosza.
Chariot race directed by Andrew Marton and staged by stunt expert, Yakima Canutt.
Based on the novel by Lew Wallace.
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1959.
Special features: commentary by film historian T. Gene Hatcher with Charlton Heston; music-only track showcasing Miklos Rosza's award-winning score.
Winner, Academy Awards USA, 1960: Best Picture (Sam Zimbalist) ; Best Actor in a Leading Role (Charlton Heston) ; Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Hugh Griffith) ; Best Director (William Wyler) ; Best Cinematography, Color (Robert Surtees) ; Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color (William A. Horning, Edward C. Carfagno, Hugh Hunt) ; Best Costume Design, Color (Elizabeth Haffenden) ; Best Sound (Franklin Milton) ; Best Film Editing (Ralph E. Winters, John D. Dunning) ; Best Effects, Special Effects (A. Arnold Gillespie, R.A. MacDonald, Milo B. Lory) ; Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture (Miklós Rózsa).
Winner, Golden Globes USA, 1960: Best Motion Picture-Drama ; Best Director (William Wyler) ; Best Supporting Actor (Stephen Boyd) ; Special Achievement Award (Andrew Marton).
Wyler, William, 1902-1981, film director.
Zimbalist, Sam, film producer.
Tunberg, Karl, screenwriter.
Heston, Charlton, actor.
Hawkins, Jack, 1910-1973, actor.
Harareet, Haya, 1931- actor.
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.
Boyd, Stephen, 1931-1977, actor.
Griffith, Hugh, 1912-1980, actor.
Scott, Martha, 1914-2003, actor.
O'Donnell, Cathy, 1925-1970, actor.
Jaffe, Sam, 1891-1984, actor.
Rózsa, Miklós, 1907-1995, composer (expression)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, film production company.
Warner Home Video (Firm), publisher.
Motion picture adaptation of: Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905. Ben-Hur.
Publisher Number:
2000051430 Turner Entertainment Co.
2000051431 Turner Entertainment Co.
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