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    Ben Hur (1959)

    Release Date: 05 November 2001

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    The numbers speak volumes: 100,000 costumes, 8,000 extras, 300 sets and a staggering budget in its day the largest in movie history. Ben-Hur's creators made it the best, the greatest Biblical-era epic ever. Charlton Heston brings a muscular physical and moral presence to the role of Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish nobleman in Palestine whose heroic odyssey includes enslavement by the Romans, a bold escape from an embattled slave galley, vengeance against his tormentors during a furious arena chariot race and fateful encounters with Jesus Christ. Heston's charismatic performance brought him the Best Actor Oscar; the winner as 1959's Best Picture with the legendary William Wyler earning his third Best Director trophy, the film won a total 11 Academy Awards- a tally unequaled until 1997's Titanic set sail.

    Special Features


    - Behind-The-Scenes Documentary Ben-Hur:The Making of an Epic (58 minutes)
    - Screen Tests
    - Feature-Length Audio Commentary by Charlton Heston
    - Photo Gallery
    - Interactive Menus

    Technical Details


    Region 2
    Running Time: 213 minutes
    Production Year: 1959
    Main Language: English