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Ben Hur: Steelbook (with UltraViolet) (Blu-ray)

Released on 28 January 2013

Featuring: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins & Haya Harareet

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: PG

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When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
  • *Artwork subject to change
  • UltraViolet
  • Commentary with T. Gene Hatcher and Charlton Heston Part 1
  • Music Only Track Part 1
  • 1959 Loew's Theater Teaser
  • 1959 Theatrical Trailer
  • 1961 General Release Trailer #1
  • 1961 General Release Trailer #2
  • 1969 70mm Re-Issue Trailer
  • Commentary with T. Gene Hatcher and Charlton Heston Part 2
  • Music Only Track Part 2

customer Reviews

 Average rating (2 reviews)

 Epic! God bless 70mm!

| | See all MarkAvery's reviews (114)

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Anyone who is reading this review to get an understanding on the movie itself need look elsewhere. I'm not rating the movie as everyone has seen it anyway. My review is simply on the transfer.

Wow this is astonishing, make no mistake this is one of the best transfers ever FULL STOP.

Tigger 22, I'm sorry my friend but you are telling people to buy the DVD instead because it's too dark. Do you even have 20/20 vision. What equipment are you using?

Pay absolutely no attention to his "buy the DVD instead" remark.

This is the benchmark by which all old movies should be compared. I'll grant you this was one of the most expensive productions in all movie history so I dare to suggest that the best most pricely film stock was used but I am completely bowled over at how amazing this looks compared to previous TV broadcasts and video,DVD releases.

I have owned this movie on every format and It was like watching it for the first time, every scene had me marveling at the foreground and background detail. I was noticing things I'd never seen before in the background. Amazing. I'll admit that the sharpeness is so impressive that some of the effects shots now look quite poor but hey it's old right and models were used back then when no CGI existed, I can't fault the transfer because of that.

Grain haters will be delighted that this was shot largely in 70mm, so following this HD transfer we have the finest grain structure which you can hardly notice. No evident DNR processes have been used either to hide what is there.

The colours are incredible, so bright, so vibrant that the picture is truely alive. This film was a wonder in it's day, so epic, so grand, and now it looks like that again, because you know it's over 50 years old you are constantly wowed by how amazing it looks. If you compare this to the "Quo Vadis" transfer you'll see what is meant by colours looking washed out, not so with this release.

I will be honest and state that there is black crushing in some of the darker scenes but I'm being really picky here.

Incredible, one of the biggest examples of why Blu Ray is 6 times better than DVD. This is as near to reference quality a disc can get and deserves comparison with "Cleopatra" as one of the best transfers of classic cinema yet. Oh why couldn't everything of been shot on 70mm film stock.

Buy this at once. Amazing!!

 Epic! God bless 70mm!

| | See all TMontanaSF's reviews (114)

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Anyone who is reading this review to get an understanding on the movie itself need look elsewhere. I'm not rating the movie as everyone has seen it anyway. My review is simply on the transfer.

Wow this is astonishing, make no mistake this is one of the best transfers ever FULL STOP.

Tigger 22, I'm sorry my friend but you are telling people to buy the DVD instead because it's too dark. Do you even have 20/20 vision. What equipment are you using?

Pay absolutely no attention to his "buy the DVD instead" remark.

This is the benchmark by which all old movies should be compared. I'll grant you this was one of the most expensive productions in all movie history so I dare to suggest that the best most pricely film stock was used but I am completely bowled over at how amazing this looks compared to previous TV broadcasts and video,DVD releases.

I have owned this movie on every format and It was like watching it for the first time, every scene had me marveling at the foreground and background detail. I was noticing things I'd never seen before in the background. Amazing. I'll admit that the sharpeness is so impressive that some of the effects shots now look quite poor but hey it's old right and models were used back then when no CGI existed, I can't fault the transfer because of that.

Grain haters will be delighted that this was shot largely in 70mm, so following this HD transfer we have the finest grain structure which you can hardly notice. No evident DNR processes have been used either to hide what is there.

The colours are incredible, so bright, so vibrant that the picture is truely alive. This film was a wonder in it's day, so epic, so grand, and now it looks like that again, because you know it's over 50 years old you are constantly wowed by how amazing it looks. If you compare this to the "Quo Vadis" transfer you'll see what is meant by colours looking washed out, not so with this release.

I will be honest and state that there is black crushing in some of the darker scenes but I'm being really picky here.

Incredible, one of the biggest examples of why Blu Ray is 6 times better than DVD. This is as near to reference quality a disc can get and deserves comparison with "Cleopatra" as one of the best transfers of classic cinema yet. Oh why couldn't everything of been shot on 70mm film stock.

Buy this at once. Amazing!!

 Oh My God!

| | See all eros1979's reviews (41)

Words cannot describe this epic movie and one of the most historical classic ever filmed! The restoration is one of a kind! Some cinephiles said that they prefer the original one! But trust me, the restoration really hepls the movie to stay forever classic! And through this process old movies achieved perfection!

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ActorsCharlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe, Finlay Currie, Frank Thring, Terence Longdon, George Relph & André Morell
DirectorWilliam Wyler
CertificatePG
Year1959
ScreenWidescreen 2.76:1
LanguagesEnglish - DTS-HD Master Audio (5.1)
Additional LanguagesCastilian Spanish ; Czech ; French ; German ; Italian ; Brazilian Portuguese ; Hungarian
SubtitlesEnglish; Brazilian Portuguese; Castilian Spanish; Danish; Dutch; Croatian; Czech; Estonian; Finnish; French; German; Greek; Hebrew; Hungarian; Icelandic; Italian; Korean; Latin Spanish; Norwegian; Polish; Romanian; Swedish; Thai
Duration2 hours and 22 minutes (approx)