If you are looking to add a total classic to your movie collection Amazon has a Gold Box Deal that you might want to take a peek at. Today only, you can snag the Ben-Hur 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Set for just $26.49 (down from $64.99)!
Discs 1 and 2: Movie
– The 1959 Winner of a Record-Setting 11 Academy Awards®*, including Best Picture, Actor (Charlton Heston) and Director (William Wyler) – Restored frame by frame from the original 65MM camera negative and remastered in stunning 1080p high definition for maximum picture and audio clarity
– Commentary by film historian T. Gene Hatcher with Charlton Heston
– Music-only track showcasing Miklos Rozsa’s award-winning score
– Theatrical Trailers
Disc 3: Special Features
– New Feature Length Documentary: Charlton Heston & Ben-Hur: A Personal Journey – Retrospective on the Ben-Hur star, written and directed by his son Fraser C. Heston, featuring never-before-available images and footage from the Heston Family archives
– The 1925 Silent Version – Thames Television
– Restoration with Stereophonic Orchestral Score by Carl Davis
– Vintage Documentaries: Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema and Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic
– Ben-Hur: A Journey Through Pictures – Audiovisual recreation via stills, storyboards, sketches, music and dialogue
– Screen Tests
– Highlights from the 1960 Academy Awards® Telecast
– Monumental Collectibles!
– Charlton Heston: The Ben-Hur Diaries – Reproduction of Charlton Heston’s personal and insightful diary from January 1958 to April 1960, chronicling his time before production started through the Academy Awards
– Exclusive book with rare photos, production art and reproductions from the original theatrical pressbook
It’s always best to keep an eye on the price, as things can change rather quickly over on Amazon. This set will ship for FREE using either the Super Saver Option, or Amazon Prime.