Ben-Hur: Collector's Edition

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Ben-Hur: Collector's Edition

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Director:
William Wyler
Released:
1959
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Ben-Hur: Collector's Edition is a 2005 enhanced release of the 1959 epic classic based on the book by Lew Wallace. It follows the life of Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston), a Judean prince living in the first century A.D., and his friend Messala (Stephen Boyd), a Roman who eventually becomes his greatest enemy. Seperated from his love Esther (Haya Hayareet), Mother Miriam (Martha Scott), and sister Tirzah (Cathy O'Donnell), Ben-Hur is sold into slavery by Messala in order to frighten the Jewish population into submission. But he eventually becomes entangled in another story altogether - the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a fantastic tale of redemption and forgiveness that echoes throughout film history. The special effects and climatic scenes such as the naval battle and ground breaking chariot race are every bit as exciting today as they were in 1959. The Collector's Edition boasts an enhanced film transfer from the restored 65mm originals.

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Classics, Religion & Spirituality, Epics