Ben-Hur
Fiftieth Anniversary
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1959
Director: William Wyler
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 883929-119202
Running time: 3:43 (223 Min.)
Casetype: Custom
Format: Widescreen 2.76:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: September 27, 2011
Collection type: Owned (#6403)
Status: Available
Purchase date: September 27, 2011
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
High-definition Blu-ray hits greater heights with the arrival of the visual splendor, thundering action and towering drama of this record-setting winner of 11 Academy Awards® including Best Picture*, Charlton Heston brings a physical and moral presence to his Best Actor Oscar®-winning role of Judah Ben-Hur, 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. Best Director Oscar® winner William Wyler masterfully grips the reins of an enduring and spellbinding spectacular.

*Other 1959 Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Hugh Griffith), Color Art Direction/Set Decoration, Color Cinematography, Color Costume Design, Film Editing, Score, Sound and Special Effects.
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Misc.
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Genres
Action
Adventure
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
German  Dolby Digital 5.1
Italian  Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish  Dolby Digital 5.1
Portuguese  Dolby Digital 5.1
Czech  Dolby Digital 5.1
Hungarian  Dolby Digital 5.1
Polish  Dolby Digital 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Music Only  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hebrew
Hungarian
Icelandic
Italian
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Spanish
Swedish
Thai
Tags
Blu-ray
Jukebox
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature, Part 1
2Main Feature, Part 2
3Bonus Materials/Ben-Hur (1925)
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Charlton Heston: The Ben-Hur Diaries,
Crew
Direction
William Wyler....Director
Writing
Karl Tunberg....Screenwriter
General Lew Wallace....Original Material By
Production
Sam Zimbalist....Producer
Cinematography
Robert L. Surtees....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Ralph E. Winters....Film Editor
John D. Dunning....Film Editor
Music
Miklos Rozsa....Composer
Sound
Franklin Milton....Sound Designer
Sash Fisher....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
William Steinkamp....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
William A. Horning....Art Director
Edward Carfagno....Art Director
A. Arnold Gillespie....Visual Effects
Lee LeBlanc....Visual Effects
Robert R. Hoag....Visual Effects
Charles Parker....Make-up Artist
Elizabeth Haffenden....Costume Designer
Gabriella Borzelli....Make-up Artist
Cast
Charlton Heston....Judah Ben-Hur
Jack Hawkins....Quintus Arrius
Haya Harareet....Esther
Stephen Boyd....Messala
Hugh Griffith....Sheik Ilderim
Martha Scott....Miriam
Cathy O'Donnell....Tirzah
Sam Jaffe....Simonides
Finlay Currie....Balthasar
Frank Thring....Pontius Pilate
Terence Longdon....Drusus
George Relph....Tiberius
André Morell....Sextus