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Title Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ / by Lew Wallace ; presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; screen play by Karl Tunberg ; produced by Sam Zimbalist ; directed by William Wyler.

Published Burbank, Ca. : Warner Home Video, [2000]


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Physical description 1 videodisc (212 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes Widescreen format.
Based on the novel by Lew Wallace.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1959.
Special features: Feature-length audio commentary by Charlton Heston ; Ben-Hur : the making of an epic, behind-the-scenes documentary ; screen tests ; photo gallery ; interactive menus ; cast/director career highlights ; theatrical trailers ; scene access.
Credits Director of photography, Robert L. Surtees ; editors, Ralph E. Winters, John D. Dunning ; music, Miklos Rozsa.
Performers Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe.
Summary A peace-loving prince of Judea leads his nation against the wrath of the conquering Romans. His self-imposed destiny brings tragedy to himself, and his people, as he learns to fight, love, hate and, finally, forgive.
Audience MPAA rating: G.
System notes DVD (2-sided)
Language notes English (5.1 surround) or French (surround) language soundtracks with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Notes Winner of 11 Academy Awards in 1959 including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director.
Other author Wyler, William, 1902-1981.
Zimbalist, Sam.
Tunberg, Karl.
Heston, Charlton.
Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905. Ben-Hur.
Hawkins, Jack, 1910-1973.
Harareet, Haya, 1931-
Boyd, Stephen, 1931-1977.
Griffith, Hugh, 1912-1980.
Scott, Martha, 1914-2003.
O'Donnell, Cathy, 1925-1970.
Jaffe, Sam, 1891-1984.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Subject Jesus Christ -- Drama.
Bible. New Testament -- History of Biblical events -- Drama.
Feature films.
Historical films.
Religious films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Variant Title Ben Hur.
ISBN 0790758458
Publisher Number 65506 Warner Home Video