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Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2005.
Physical Desc
4 videodiscs (365 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (unpages : col. ill. ; 18 cm.)


General Note
Collective title from set container.
General Note
Based on the novel: Ben-Hur, a tale of the Christ / by General Lew Wallace.
General Note
Special features (disc 1 & 2): optional audio commentary by film historian T. Gene Hatcher, with scene-specific comments from Charlton Heston; music-only track.
General Note
Booklet ("The story of the making of 'Ben-Hur'") consists of reprinted promotional materials about the 1959 version of the film.
Cast for 1959 version: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe, Finlay Currie, Frank Thring, Terence Longdon, George Relph, André Morell.
Cast for 1925 version: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson, Claire McDowell, Kathleen Key, Carmel Myers, Nigel de Brulier, Mitchell Lewis, Leo White, Frank Currier, Charles Belcher, Dale Fuller, Winter Hall.
Judah Ben-Hur is a young Jewish nobleman from a prominent family who is reunited with his childhood friend Messala. Messala returns to Judea as a Roman tribune. There is a genuine friendship between the two men, yet the clash of their cultures drives a wedge between them. That wedge finally drives Messala to banish Judah to the slave galleys and sends his mother and his sister to prison. From that point forward, Judah's life becomes a quest: a quest to survive and a quest for vengeance. Judah survives the galleys to become the adopted son of a Roman general, and his triumphant return to Judea permits him to challenge and subsequently confront Messala in a chariot race.
System Details
DVD, dual-layer, region 1; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
1959 version: In English or dubbed French, with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles. Closed-captioned.
1925 version: Silent film with English intertitles and musical accompaniment.
National Film Registry selection, 2004 (1959 version). National Film Registry selection, 1997 (1925 version)
Academy Award, 1960: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actor (Heston); Best Supporting Actor (Griffith); Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color; Best Cinematography, Color; Best Costume Design, Color; Best Effects, Special Effects; Best Film Editing; Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture; Best Sound.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Heston, C., Hawkins, J., Harareet, H., Boyd, S., Griffith, H., Scott, M., O'Donnell, C., Jaffe, S., Currie, F., Thring, F., Longdon, T., Relph, G., Morell, A., Novarro, R., Bushman, F. X., McAvoy, M., Bronson, B., McDowell, C., Rózsa, M., Tunberg, K., Surtees, R., Winters, R. E., Dunning, J. D. 1., Wyler, W., Davis, C., Niblo, F., Mathis, J., Wilson, C., & Wallace, L. (2005). Ben-Hur (Four-disc collector's ed.). Warner Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Charlton. Heston et al.. 2005. Ben-Hur. Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Charlton. Heston et al.. Ben-Hur Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 2005.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Heston, Charlton., et al. Ben-Hur Four-disc collector's ed., Warner Home Video, 2005.

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