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Start Your Chariots

Ben-Hur at 55

Ben-Hur Diamond Luxe Edition

Blu-ray $24.98

Director William Wyler’s 1959 towering epic, which swept up a record-setting 11 Oscars, starred Charlton Heston in the iconic title role as a Jewish nobleman whose dramatic odyssey included Roman captivity, banishment as a galley slave, an epic chariot race and encounters with Jesus Christ. In commemoration of its 55th anniversary, this deluxe re-release of includes a wealth of bonus content, including commentary by Heston and a film historian; a feature-length retrospective documentary; the 1925 silent version of the tale; screen tests; vintage documentaries; and more.

 

—Neil Pond, American Profile Magazine

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