Ben-Hur (3-Disc Ultimate Collectors Edition)
3-Disc Ultimate Collectors Edition
Country of Origin:  United States
Production year: 1959
Director: William Wyler
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 5-051892-027892
Running time: 3:42 (222 Min.)
Casetype: HD Keep Case, Slip Cover
Format: Color, 2.76:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: September 26, 2011
Collection type: Owned (#1227)
Status: Available
Purchase date: October 02, 2012
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 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
Drama
Classic
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Warner Bros.
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Italian  Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish  Dolby Digital 5.1
Portuguese  Dolby Digital Mono
Czech  Dolby Digital 5.1
Hungarian  Dolby Digital Mono
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
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
 • 1925 Silent Version.
Crew
Direction
William Wyler....Director
Writing
General Lew Wallace....Original Material By
Karl Tunberg....Screenwriter
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
Sash Fisher....Sound
William Steinkamp....Sound
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
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
Marina Berti....Flavia (uncredited)
Adi Berber....Malluch (uncredited)
Stella Vitelleschi....Amrah (uncredited)
Jose Greci....Mary (uncredited)
Laurence Payne....Joseph (uncredited)
John Horsley....Spintho (uncredited)
Richard Coleman....Metellus (uncredited)
Duncan Lamont....Marius (uncredited)
Ralph Truman....Aide to Tiberius (uncredited)
Richard Hale....Gaspar (uncredited)
Reginald Lal Singh....Melchior (uncredited)
David Davies....Quaestor (uncredited)
Dervis Ward....Jailer (uncredited)
Claude Heater....The Christ (uncredited)
Mino Doro....Gratus (uncredited)
Robert Brown....Chief of Rowers (uncredited)
John Glenn....Rower No. 42 (uncredited)
Maxwell Shaw....Rower No. 43 (uncredited)
Emile Carrer....Rower No. 28 (uncredited)
Tutte Lemkow....Leper (uncredited)
Howard Lang....Hortator (uncredited)
Ferdy Mayne....Captain, Rescue Ship (uncredited)
John Le Mesurier....Doctor (uncredited)
Stevenson Lang....Blind Man (uncredited)
Aldo Mozele....Barca (uncredited)
Thomas O'Leary....Starter at Race (uncredited)
Noel Sheldon....Centurion (uncredited)
Hector Ross....Officer (uncredited)
Bill Kuehl....Soldier (uncredited)
Aldo Silvani....Man in Nazareth (uncredited)
Diego Pozzetto....Villager (uncredited)
Dino Fazio....Marcello (uncredited)
Michael Cosmo....Raimondo (uncredited)
Aldo Pini....Cavalry Officer (uncredited)
Remington Olmstead....Decurian (uncredited)
Victor De Le Fosse....Galley Officer No. 1 (uncredited)
Enzo Fiermonte....Galley Officer No. 2 (uncredited)
Hugh Billingsley....Mario (uncredited)
Tiberio Mitri....Roman at Bath (uncredited)
Pietro Tordi....Pilate's Servant (uncredited)
Jerry Brown....The Corinthian (uncredited)
Orello Capanna....The Byzantine (uncredited)
Luigi Marra....The Syrian (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons....The Lubian (uncredited)
Edward J. Auregui....The Athenian (uncredited)
Joe Yrigoyan....The Egyptian (uncredited)
Alfredo Danesi....The Armenian (uncredited)
Raimondo Van Riel....Old Man (uncredited)
Mike Dugan....Seaman (uncredited)
Joe Canutt....Sportsman (uncredited)