“Ben-Hur” (1959)

William Wyler’s Ben-Hur (1959) was released on Blu-ray just yesterday and I got my copy from Amazon right away. I sat through most of the features and watched pieces of the film, which looked absolutely beautiful. Here’s my review on the set: http://thecelebritycafe.com/reviews/ben-hur-blu-ray-review-09-28-2011.

There is nothing like William Wyler’sBen-Hur, which was released in 1959. Hollywood just simply does not make them like this anymore. The 222-minute film (that’s nearly three and a half hours for those counting) cost MGM $15 million to make in 1959, and every cent was put to good use. It was the first film to win 11 Oscars, a number only matched by Titanic and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

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