Ben-Hur [videorecording] : 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.
Other Titles: Ben-Hur.
Publisher: Burbank, Ca. : Warner Home Video, c2000.
Description: 1 videodisc (212 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subject: Jesus Christ Drama.
Bible. N.T. History of Biblical events Drama.
Films for the hearing impaired.
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.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: G.
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.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1959.
Based on the novel by Lew Wallace.
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.
Winner of 11 Academy Awards in 1959 including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director.
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.