(May 30, 2005 - Burbank, CA) – "Ben-Hur," winner of 11 Academy Awards®, will debut as a Four-Disc Collector’s Edition DVD on September 13 from Warner Home Video. William Wyler’s epic masterpiece has been newly remastered from the original 65mm film elements. The DVD now boasts more than 10 hours of bonus features including an all-new documentary on the film’s influence with leading filmmakers including Ridley Scott ("Kingdom of Heaven," "Gladiator") and George Lucas ("Star Wars" films), a making-of documentary hosted by Christopher Plummer, scene specific commentary by Charlton Heston, rare screen tests, a reproduction of the original theatrical souvenir program, plus the 1925 silent version of the film with musical score by Carl Davis. In addition, a separate "Ben-Hur Four-Disc Collector’s Edition" will be available with a Bible study guide. Both editions will sell for $39.92 SRP/ $29.95 MAP. Orders are due August 9. With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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