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Ben-Hur

1959 Rated G 3hr 42m

Charlton Heston plays Judah Ben-Hur, a proud Jew who runs afoul of ambitious boyhood friend Messala (Stephen Boyd) in this 1959 epic that boasts an unforgettable chariot race and earned 11 Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Heston) and Best Director (William Wyler). Condemned to life as a slave, Judah swears vengeance against Messala and escapes, later crossing paths with a gentle prophet named Jesus.

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Movie Details

Awards
1960 BAFTA®
  • Best Film
1960 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Director (Motion Picture)
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
AFI®
  • Top 100 Thrills
  • Top 100 Movies
1960 Academy Award®
  • Best Art Direction Color
  • Best Supporting Actor: Hugh Griffith
  • Best Music Score
  • Best Sound
  • Best Director: William Wyler
  • Best Costume Design Color
  • Best Picture
  • Best Actor: Charlton Heston
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Cinematography Color
  • Best Writing Adapted Screenplay nominee
  • Best Art Direction Color nominee
  • Best Sound nominee
Ratings
G
General audiences. All ages admitted.
13
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
Bonus material

DVD details

Blu-ray details

Screen formats

Widescreen 2.76:1

Subtitles

English, French, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned

Yes

Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; remastered and restored film; audio commentary; music-only track; cast screen tests; newsreels gallery; Academy Awards highlights; trailer gallery. This film spans two discs; both discs will be shipped to you simultaneously.

Screen formats

Widescreen 2.76:1

Subtitles

English, French, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned

No

Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary; This film spans two discs; both discs will be shipped to you simultaneously.