Ben-Hur 50th Anniversary Box Set Giveaway
William Wyler’s Ben-Hur (1959) is one of my all time favorite movies. The characters are engaging with action pack adventure. I always think of the chariot race when someone mentions Ben Hur – it is pure entertainment.
If you are into cinematography, this movie is a cut above the rest – true product of the days of Hollywood when special effects consisted of great camera work. I can’t think of any other movie that surpasses the grandeur of Ben-Hur.
Now, you can watch it at home on a giant screen with the movie completely remastered. You will appreciate this Blu-ray package with booklets and other extras you enhance your viewing pleasure. I can safely say this is the closest near-perfect version we will ever see.
Ben-Hur took home an unprecedented 11 Academy Awards in 1959 and clearly deserved every single one. Prince Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston) and his estrangement from old Roman pal Messala (Stephen Boyd) is grand in detailed, and sensitively portrayed. Directed by William Wyler, who was the junior assistant on MGM’s original silent version in 1925, the story is magnificent and never sacrifices the human focus in favor of spectacle. Miklos Rozsa’s grandiose musical score, notably one of the greatest ever written for a Hollywood picture. At four hours it’s a long tale but worth every moment.
Screenhead has One (1) DVD box set to giveaway. Please post your name and I will pick the winner October 25, 2011.