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Ben-Hur 4-Disc CE in September

Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Ben-Hur (Four-Disc Collector's Edition) for 13th September 2005 priced at $39.92 SRP. William Wyler’s epic masterpiece has been newly remastered from the original 65mm film elements. The DVD now boasts more than 10 hours of bonus features including an all-new documentary on the film’s influence with leading filmmakers including Ridley Scott (Kingdom of Heaven, Gladiator) and George Lucas (Star Wars films), a making-of documentary hosted by Christopher Plummer, scene specific commentary by Charlton Heston, rare screen tests, a reproduction of the original theatrical souvenir program, plus the 1925 silent version of the film with musical score by Carl Davis.

DVD Special Features Include:

Disc One & Two: The Movie

  • Newly Remastered and Restored from Original 65mm Film Elements
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 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

    Disc Three: The 1925 Silent Version
  • The Thames Television Restoration with Stereophonic Orchestral Score by Composer Carl Davis

    Disc Four: About the Movies
  • 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
  • Directed by William Wyler – 1986 Emmy Award® -nominated documentary featuring the last interview with Wyler before his death
  • Ben-Hur: A Journey Through Pictures - New audiovisual recreation of the film via stills, storyboards, sketches, music and dialogue

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