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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. A coliseum-sized event! A Jewish nobleman is enslaved but survives to triumph over his Roman tormentors in a furious chariot race. Charlton Heston heads the cast of this winner of 11 Academy Awards, seen in a breathtaking new digital transfer in refurbished digital stereo, now at its lowest-ever and making its long awaited DVD debut! Actors Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O'Donnell, Sam Jaffe, Finlay Currie, Andre Morell & Terence Longdon Director William Wyler Certificate General Year 1959 Screen Widescreen 2.76:1 Anamorphic Languages English ; French - Dolby Digital (5.1) Subtitles English ; French ; Portuguese ; Spanish Closed Captions Yes Duration 3 hours and 42 minutes (approx)
William Wyler directs this historical epic starring Charlton Heston in the title role. Judah Ben-Hur (Heston) is a Jewish prince who falls out with his close Roman friend Messala (Stephen Boyd) when he refuses to promote Roman rule over his people - his mother and sister are imprisoned and he is enslaved. Hur plans and achieves revenge after three years as a slave and later becoming a charioteer, but finds true peace when he returns to Jerusalem and joins the new following of Jesus Christ. The film won eleven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Heston) and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Hugh Griffith).