Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 Biblical classic is getting an appropriately epic release on Blu-ray and DVD this spring when The Ten Commandments hits Blu-ray in two different editions. The six disc Blu-ray/DVD gift set and two disc Blu-ray pack both include the fully restored main feature with 5.1 DTS-HD MA soundtrack split across two Blu-ray discs including commentary plus HD trailers and footage from the premiere. The gift set version includes three Blu-ray discs with matching DVDs while the third disc adds a silent film version of the movie from 1923 and matching special features, a new 75-minute Making Miracles documentary and more all encased in two stone tablets. MSRPs are set at $69.99 for the gift set and $24.99 for the two disc, with the added bonus of being able to bring them by Grandma's for Easter and watch Charlton Heston get his Exodus on in HD, commercial-free this time.


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PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT CELEBRATES THE 55TH ANNIVERSARY OF CECIL B. DEMILLE'S LEGENDARY EPIC WITH A SPECTACULAR BLU-RAY™ AND DVD GIFT SET

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

Fully Restored and in High Definition for the First Time Ever, Timeless Classic Arrives March 29, 2011 in Six-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Featuring Over an Hour of New Bonus Material, a Commemorative Book, the 1923 Silent Version of the Film and More in a
Limited Edition Box Set with Tablets

Enduring Saga Will Also be Available in Two-Disc DVD or Blu-ray Sets


HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. – For sheer pageantry and spectacle, few motion pictures can claim to equal the splendor of renowned director Cecil B. DeMille's (Ben Hur) 1956 epic
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. To commemorate the 55th anniversary of this beloved masterpiece, on March 29, 2011 Paramount Home Entertainment will release a fully restored version in high definition for the first time ever in an extravagant six-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo gift set, as well as in a two-disc Blu-ray and two-disc DVD. DeMille's last motion picture made Charlton Heston a superstar and remains a cinematic triumph and perennial fan-favorite. Filmed in Egypt and the Sinai with one of the biggest sets ever constructed for a motion picture, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS tells the story of the life of Moses (Heston). Once favored in the Pharaoh's (Yul Brynner) household, Moses turned his back on a privileged life to lead his people to freedom. With a rare on-screen introduction by Cecil B. DeMille, this unforgettable movie experience is sure to be enjoyed and treasured by the entire family for years to come.

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS Blu-ray/DVD Combo gift set comes packaged in a stunning limited edition box featuring an image of the Red Sea that parts when the box is opened to reveal two tablets, which encase all six discs in the set. The set also includes a commemorative photo and archive book, a new 75-minute, in-depth documentary about the film and its impact, original costume sketches, the 1923 silent film The Ten Commandments (also available for the first time on Blu-ray), international premiere photos, production notes from Cecil B. DeMille, correspondence from Charlton Heston, feature commentary and more.

The fully-restored version of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS will also be available in a two-disc Blu-ray and two-disc DVD, both of which include commentary, newsreel footage of the film's New York premiere and trailers.



THE TEN COMMANDMENTS Blu-ray/DVD Gift Set

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English 2.0 Surround Dolby Digital, French 2.0 Mono Dolby Digital, Spanish 2.0 Mono Dolby Digital and Portuguese 2.0 Surround Dolby Digital with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Surround, French Mono, Spanish Mono and Portuguese 2.0 Surround with English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. Disc contents are as follows:
Blu-ray
Disc One:
· 1956 Feature Part 1
· Commentary by Katherine Orrison, author of Written in Stone: Making Cecil B. DeMille's Epic The Ten Commandments
Disc Two:
· 1956 Feature Part 2
· Commentary by Katherine Orrison
· Newsreel: The Ten Commandments Premiere in New York
· Theatrical Trailers
Disc Three:
· 1923 Feature
· Commentary by Katherine Orrison
· Hand-tinted Footage of the Exodus and Parting of the Red Sea Sequence (from 1923 feature)
· Photo Gallery-1923
· The Ten Commandments: Making Miracles-75-minute documentary
· Photo Gallery-1956

DVD
Disc One:
· 1956 Feature Part 1
· Commentary by Katherine Orrison, author of Written in Stone: Making Cecil B. DeMille's Epic The Ten Commandments
Disc Two:
· 1956 Feature Part 2
· Commentary by Katherine Orrison
· Newsreel: The Ten Commandments Premiere in New York
· Theatrical Trailers
Disc Three:
· The Ten Commandments: Making Miracles-75-minute documentary
· Photo Gallery-1956

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS Blu-ray & DVD

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS two-disc Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, English 2.0 Surround Dolby Digital, French 2.0 Mono Dolby Digital, Spanish 2.0 Mono Dolby Digital and Portuguese 2.0 Surround Dolby Digital with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The two-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Surround, French Mono, Spanish Mono and Portuguese 2.0 Surround with English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. Both two-disc sets include the following (in HD on the Blu-ray):
Disc One:
· 1956 Feature Part 1
· Commentary by Katherine Orrison, author of Written in Stone: Making Cecil B. DeMille's Epic The Ten Commandments
Disc Two:
· 1956 Feature Part 2
· Commentary by Katherine Orrison
· Newsreel: The Ten Commandments Premiere in New York
· Theatrical Trailers

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THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Street date: March 29, 2011
Pricing: $59.99 U.S. (Six-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Gift Set)
$24.99 (Two-Disc Blu-ray)
$14.99 (Two-Disc DVD)
Runtime: 220 minutes
U.S. Rating: G
Canadian Rating: G

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