Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur

DVD - 2000
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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, to love, to hate and, finally, to forgive.
Publisher: Burbank, Ca. : Warner Home Video, c2000.
Edition: DVD Widescreen version.
ISBN: 9780790758459
0790758458
Branch Call Number: DVD Ben-Hur 1959
Characteristics: 1 videodisc on two sides (212 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Ben Hur

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1959 - Charlton Heston

Also listed on AFI's: 100 YEARS…100 MOVIES #72;
100 YEARS…100 THRILLS #49;
100 YEARS OF FILM SCORES #21;
100 YEARS…100 CHEERS #56;
100 YEARS…100 MOVIES – 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION #100


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Palomino
Jun 04, 2018

Excellent, and, ahem ladies, about ten minutes in I realized what's the enduring appeal... Chariot race was also memorable. I think they had different actors playing the horses at different times, but bonus half star for giving the horses names and characters.

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akirakato
Mar 26, 2018

Directed by William Wyler in 1959 based on the 1880 novel by Lew Wallace, this American biblical drama depicts the life of Judah Ben-Hur, a wealthy prince and merchant in Jerusalem.
I love the nine-minute thrilling and exciting chariot race, which has become one of cinema's most famous sequences.
Quite touching and heartwarming is the miracle, with which both Judah's mother and sister get healed during the rainstorm following the crucifixion.
It is one of the greatest films ever made---if not top of the culturally, historically and aesthetically significant motion pictures.

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AQUILEA777
Oct 12, 2017

Several scenes are among the very greatest ever filmed, supported by monumental Miklos Rozsa score. Holds the best for last. (Ignore Library plot summary. In the novel, the Jews deliberately hurl tiles, and Ben-Hur has the bladed axle.)

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messala2
Jul 24, 2017

"It takes a Jew to make a good movie about Christ." Thus spake Willy Wyler, and truer words were never spoken. As for this film not being inspirational, that being something subjective, I hesitate to assert what would be inspiring to the above commentator would probably not inspire me. What inspired Roma Downey to re-make the film and attempt to film the highlights of the Bible to inspire her followers does not reach my heart. Heston staring into Christ's face, trying to give him (Him) water on the road to Calvary, with a look of "I can't do anything to change this" on his face : I don't know if that's universally inspiring, but it's inspired film making, thanks to Meister Wyler.

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lindy919
Dec 10, 2016

LONGEST. MOVIE. EVER.

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Tabaqui
Aug 13, 2016

I watched this with my sixth grade Sunday-School class. It really is a wonderful drama, working well with the Biblical account. The Ten Commandments is also a good movie. 10 and up, mostly.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 19, 2016

It's a classic and a damn good one to. Im not exited for the remake.

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VV17
Mar 21, 2016

This is another timeless classic with Charlton Heston! Families will not want to miss seeing this dramatic portrayal of a family during the time of Christ. This is a wonderful Easter film, but naturally, it can be enjoyed any time of the year.

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Mellick_0
Mar 20, 2016

It's epic, yes. However, its dialogue, acting, and plot don't hold up quite as well as its magnificent visuals.

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JihadiConservative
Feb 21, 2016

Ben-Hur is cinematically one of the best films of it's time. Fantastic film!

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wendellbailey
Feb 07, 2016

Messala: You are either for me, or against me.

Judah: If that is the choice, I am against you

Laura_X May 29, 2015

Now listen to me, all of you. You are all condemned men. We keep you alive to serve this ship. So row well, and live.

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