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An epic tale of betrayal, forgiveness, and redemption from producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett! Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) , a Jewish prince, and Roman officer Messala (Toby Kebbell) are friends---until Messala accuses Judah of treason. After spending years as a galley slave, Ben-Hur returns and plots to take revenge against Messala in the chariot races. But will his encounter with Jesus show him a better way? Rated PG-13. Dove faith-based (with caution). Approx. 124 minutes.
- Ben Hur: The Legacy
- The Epic Cast
- A Tale For Our Times
- The Chariot Race
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- Music Videos
- A Story of Christ
- Executive Producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey Discuss Ben-Hur with Pastor Rick Warren
- Ben-Hur Conversation with Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer
|Publication Date: 2016|
Ben-Hur (2016), Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital HD ComboParamount / 2016 / Blu-ray$21.99 Retail:Video
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Jules4 Stars Out Of 5Ben HurMarch 7, 2017JulesQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Very good film. A Little different from the original version but very good nonetheless.
lcjohnson1988IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5fantasticJanuary 29, 2017lcjohnson1988IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I was raised on the original Ben-Hur starring Charlton Heston more than 50 years ago; some people havent seen what a masterpiece Cecile B. DeMille put on screen. The movie won 11 academy awards with an all-star cast and brilliant script. So what about the new movie? First, dont compare the two movies as they are different stories in many ways. Second, the cast members in the new movie do a brilliant job of drawing peoples heart and soul into the movie. Finally, each movie should stand on its own merit.
I read the novel that was recently released from a descendant of the writer of Ben-Hur originally written by Lew Wallace; the new book is by Carol Wallace. Each novel is unique in telling the story of Christ and His interactions with people. The story focuses on how Christ as a man ultimately came to give His life for mankind.
In this newest version, the ending was really powerful and I couldnt help but be deeply moved by the scene between two brothers. I was amazed at the chariot race scenes and thankful the studio didnt feel compelled to focus on the blood and gore. The movie focused on the battle between a Roman and a Jew when Rome was oppressing the Jewish people and nation.
These movies, both the original and the newest Ben-Hur, are ones to add to a home library and watch as a family. Talk about the Jewish people and how much God loves them and came to them and to us so we might someday be with Him in heaven. Explain what isnt in the Bible and visit the Lew Wallace website about the museum and the grounds right here in Indiana. I plan on taking a trip next year to see where Lew Wallace penned his tale of the Christ over a period of 10 years. I believe there is one manuscript written in Wallaces own handwriting still in existence at a college library for people to see though I expect it might be moved to the Wallace home or perhaps shared with others in some way in the future. For history lovers, ones who like adventure, battles and such, Ben-Hur rates very highly in both written and media form!
Consider buying both for your family members or whomever the Lord may put on your heart.
CraigKentuckyAge: 45-54Gender: Male5 Stars Out Of 5Ben-HurJanuary 18, 2017CraigKentuckyAge: 45-54Gender: MaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0The sets, the artistry and acting were fabulous (esp. Judah, Messala, and Judah's wife, mother and sister). It gives viewers more of a taste for the world we read about in Scripture. There were some liberties--moving Jesus as carpenter to Jerusalem to make the script less complicated (and by ancient adoption rules Messala shouldn't have been courting Judah's sister!) By the 20s of the first century piracy had also declined. But the pluses are worth far more than the price of the movie. My wife loved it, but not as much as the old Ben-Hur; my son and I loved this one better. I believe we all liked the ENDING better. :-)