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The Resource Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; a Turner Entertainment Co. and Thames Television presentation, (DVD)

Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; a Turner Entertainment Co. and Thames Television presentation, (DVD)

Label
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ
Title
Ben-Hur
Title remainder
a tale of the Christ
Statement of responsibility
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; a Turner Entertainment Co. and Thames Television presentation
Title variation
Ben Hur
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Judah Ben-Hur is a young Jewish nobleman from a prominent who is reunited with his childhood friend Messala. Messala returns to Judea as a Roman tribune. There is a genuine friendship between the two men, yet the clash of their cultures drives a wedge between them. That wedge finally drives Messala to banish Judah to the slave galleys and sends his mother and his sister to prison. Fom that point forward, Judah's life becomes a quest: a quest to survive and a quest for vengeance. Judah survives the galleys to become the adopted son of a Roman general, and his triumphant return to Judea permits him to challenge and subsequently confront Messala in a chariot race
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Producer, Sam Zimbalist ; screenplay, Karl Tunberg ; director, William Wyler
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Includes French language track and subtitles English, French and Spanish
PerformerNote
Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1910-1973
  • 1931-
  • 1912-1980
  • 1914-2003
  • 1893-1984
  • 1902-1981
  • 1827-1905
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Heston, Charlton
  • Hawkins, Jack
  • Harareet, Haya
  • Griffith, Hugh
  • Scott, Martha
  • O'Donnell, Cathy
  • Jaffe, Sam
  • Wyler, William
  • Wallace, Lew
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Turner Entertainment Co
  • Thames Television, ltd
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
222
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jesus Christ
  • Film adaptations
  • Religious films
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; a Turner Entertainment Co. and Thames Television presentation, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Videodisc release of the 1959 motion picture
  • Based on the novel by Lew Wallace
  • Academy Award - Charlton Heston for best actor; Hugh Griffith for best supporting actor; William Wyler for best director; Best picture, 1959
  • Special features: Commmentary by T. Gene Hatcher with Charlton Heston (Discs 1 & 2) ; Music-only track (Discs 1 & 2) ; 1929 version with Ramon Novarro and Francis X. Bushman (Disc 3) ; "Ben-Hur: the epic that changed cinema" 2005 documentary (Disc 4) ; 1994 documentary "Ben-Hur: the making of an epic" (Disc 4) ; Ben-Hur, a journey through pictures (Disc 4) ; Screen tests (Disc 4) ; Vintage newsreels (Disc 4) ; Highlights of 4/4/1960 Academy Awards ceremony (Disc 4) ; Theatrical trailers (Disc 4)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm61281771
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
4 videodiscs (222 min.)
Isbn
9781419810794
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012569675353
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
67535
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
i1419810790
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; a Turner Entertainment Co. and Thames Television presentation, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Videodisc release of the 1959 motion picture
  • Based on the novel by Lew Wallace
  • Academy Award - Charlton Heston for best actor; Hugh Griffith for best supporting actor; William Wyler for best director; Best picture, 1959
  • Special features: Commmentary by T. Gene Hatcher with Charlton Heston (Discs 1 & 2) ; Music-only track (Discs 1 & 2) ; 1929 version with Ramon Novarro and Francis X. Bushman (Disc 3) ; "Ben-Hur: the epic that changed cinema" 2005 documentary (Disc 4) ; 1994 documentary "Ben-Hur: the making of an epic" (Disc 4) ; Ben-Hur, a journey through pictures (Disc 4) ; Screen tests (Disc 4) ; Vintage newsreels (Disc 4) ; Highlights of 4/4/1960 Academy Awards ceremony (Disc 4) ; Theatrical trailers (Disc 4)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm61281771
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
4 videodiscs (222 min.)
Isbn
9781419810794
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
012569675353
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
67535
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
i1419810790
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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