Ben-hur

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Original Theatrical Date: November 24, 1959
  • OSCAR WINNER:
  • Best Picture
  • Best Director
  • Best Actor - Charlton Heston
  • Best Supporting Actor - Hugh Griffith
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Art Direction
  • Best Editing
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Special Effects
  • Best Sound
  • Best Score

Experience the visual splendor, thundering action and towering drama of this record-setting film; winner of ELEVEN Academy Awards (a feat not equalled until 1997's Titantic and 2003's The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)!

Charlton Heston, in his Oscar-winning role, is Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish nobleman in Palestine whose heroic odyssey includes enslavement by the Romans, vengeance against his tormentors during a furious arena chariot race and fateful encounters with Jesus Christ. "Best Director" Oscar-winner William Wyler masterfully grips the reins of this enduring and spellbinding spectacular.

For the special "50th Anniversary" release, Ben-Hur underwent a $1 million restoration -- frame-by-frame from an 8k scan of the original 65mm camera negative -- making this the highest resolution restoration ever completed by the Warner Bros. studio.

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