Ben-Hur (1959)

Ben-Hur Synopsis

Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century. Together with the new governor his old friend Messala arrives as commanding officer of the Roman legions. At first they are happy to meet after a long time but their different politic views separate them. During the welcome parade a brick falls down from Judah's house and barely misses the governor. Although Messala knows that they are not guilty he sends Judah to the galleys and throws his mother and sister into prison. But Judah swears to come back and take revenge.

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Ben-Hur Remake in Development at MGM Studios

Ben-Hur Remake in Development at MGM Studios

Keith R. Clarke wrote the spec screenplay based on Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of The Christ.
HD-DVD is Off and Running

HD-DVD is Off and Running

With sales of players trickling in and HD-DVD titles on the shelves the next phase of home entertainment has begun.
T. Gene Hatcher Sets the Record Straight On the Ben-Hur Commentary Tracks

T. Gene Hatcher Sets the Record Straight On the Ben-Hur Commentary Tracks

The film Historian says Charlton Heston's track is actually from the Laserdisc.
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