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Thursday, April 14, 2011


BEN-HUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY [plus a couple of years]

From Warner Brothers video [Jeff Baker and Ronnee Sass]:

"To celebrate the film's 50th anniversary, Warner Home Video is planning the Blu-ray and DVD release as a limited and numbered Ultimate Collector's Edition [UCE] scheduled for fall 2011, in time for holiday promotions and gifting opportunities."

This new release will be restored and remastered in high definition, "looking the best it ever has in a half-century... Everything will look more stunning in Blu-ray." Ben-Hur was originally released in 1959, but the celebration is better late than never.

There will be a plethora of extras, a huge beautiful case, and a reproduction of the personal diary star Charlton Heston kept during the film's production.

More on release date and other information when we have it at Great Old Movies.

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