of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Marie5 Stars Out Of 5Highly RecommendedAugust 9, 2018MarieQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a quality family movie with lessons on love, forgiveness, faithfulness, perseverance, strength, and courage. Excellent actors and plots! So happy to be able to obtain a copy for my great movie collections. Thank you CBD!
Tina5 Stars Out Of 5Ben-Hur (2016), DVDAugust 26, 2017TinaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love this movie!!!! Excellent acting, As another reviewer noted, I also noticed some liberties with facts, like Jesus working as a carpenter in Jerusalem. As long as people remember it's just a movie, that's ok. I like the way Jesus was presented. I'm so glad people have finally realized Jesus would never have had blue eyes & blonde hair. A powerful message of forgiveness that moves me to tears every time. I can't imagine the struggle the Jews lived through under Roman rule.
Wayne Rodrigues5 Stars Out Of 5Awesome, just awesomeJuly 21, 2017Wayne RodriguesQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I loved this movie. Unlike the original Benhur movie, this one ends with Benhur forgiving Marsala. That was heartwarming and full of grace. just loved it.
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.