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Ben-Hur 4-Disc CE (R2) in February

Warner Home Video have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Ben-Hur (Four-Disc Collector’s Edition) for 13th February 2006 priced at £24.99. The winner of 11 Academy Awards, Ben Hur is William Wyler's epic masterpiece and 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.

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

Read Eamonn McCusker’s Region 1 DVD review.

Last updated: 19/04/2018 07:10:35

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