Director William Wyler's Biblical epic stars Charlton Heston (Planet of the Apes) as the title character, a Jewish nobleman whose rivalry with boyhood friend - and current commander of the Roman garrison - Messala (Stephen Boyd, The Fall of the Roman Empire) results in a journey that sees Ben-Hur enslaved and forced to fight for his life.
This three-disc collection offers the film in a restored digital transfer alongside a wide assortment of bonus supplements, including behind-the-scenes documentaries, interviews with cast and crew members, archival footage, and audio commentaries.
Through today, Amazon is offering the Ultimate Collector's Edition of Ben-Hur for $28.99.
...brings back memories of the good old days when i got a couple of these for $10.99 from Best Buy. Still worth th 29 dollars for those still looking as it is one of the top 20 films of all time in my view.
Got it! I had been looking at the FR tin, but it's too pricey, the size of the tin is larger than even the HBO tins (Band of Brothers, Pacific), the FR picture book is soft-cover and smaller to fit in the tin (US book is hardcover and larger), and the FR discs have art but also have ratings stamp all over them (US discs are black with text).
All of the CE/UCE editions blu-ray holders are oversized, whether US, UK or Ger. I want normal-sized 3-Blu packaging, but that does not exist at the present time.
" Bluyoda - 6 hours ago - I am generally interested, but is this film very RELIGIOUS?"
Don't worry Bluyoda, Kirk Cameron isn't in it. ;-)
I'm agnostic, so any religious overtones (taken in this movie or others) I take in its context (in relation to that film, at that time, and of course its message.) Ben-Hur isn't too bad; actually a stunning film. If it's in your face I generally ignore it (if it's a good movie) or disregard it if it's not so good.