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Ben-Hur 50th Anniversary Blu-ray rides again on September 27th (trailer)

Richard Lawler, @Rjcc
June 21, 2011
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Ben-Hur snagged 11 Academy Awards when it debuted in 1959 and now it returns on Blu-ray in Ultimate Collectors Edition packaging. The three disc set follows the recent release of another Charlton Heston classic, The Ten Commandments, promising a frame-by-frame restoration of the original 65mm master. The third disc packs all the special features including a new documentary and the original 1925 silent film while other collectibles include copies of Heston's diary he kept during the entire process. Right now it's available for preorder on Amazon for $45, you can get the full list of extras after the break or just check out the trailer Warner posted embedded above.



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DISCS 1 AND 2: MOVIE
The 1959 Winner of a Record-Setting 11 Academy Awards®* – Including Best Picture, Actor (Charlton Heston) and Director (William Wyler) – Restored Frame by Frame from the Original 65MM Camera Negative and Remastered in Stunning 1080p High Definition for Maximum Picture and Audio Clarity
Commentary by Film Historian T. Gene Hatcher with Charlton Heston
Music-Only Track Showcasing Miklos Rozsa's Award-Winning Score
Theatrical Trailers
DISC 3: SPECIAL FEATURES
NEW FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY CHARLTON HESTON & BEN-HUR: A PERSONAL JOURNEY
Retrospective on the Ben-Hur Star Written and Directed by His Son Fraser C. Heston,Featuring Never-Before-Available Images and Footage from the Heston Family Archives
THE 1925 SILENT VERSION – Thames Television
Restoration with Stereophonic Orchestral Score by Carl Davis
Vintage Documentaries Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema and Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic
Ben-Hur: A Journey Through Pictures – Audiovisual Recreation Via Stills, Storyboards, Sketches, Music and Dialogue
Screen Tests
Highlights from the 1960 Academy Awards® Telecast
Newsreels
MONUMENTAL COLLECTIBLES!
CHARLTON HESTON: THE BEN-HUR DIARIES
Reproduction of Charlton Heston's Personal and Insightful Diary from January 1958 to April 1960, Chronicling His Time Before Production Started Through the Academy Awards
EXCLUSIVE BOOK WITH RARE PHOTOS, PRODUCTION ART AND REPRODUCTIONS FROM THE ORIGINAL THEATRICAL PRESSBOOK



















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