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Charlton Heston Collection 3 Disc Collector's Set

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  • Actors: Charlton Heston
  • Directors: various
  • Format: Box set, Color, Dolby, Surround Sound, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: St Clair Vision
  • DVD Release Date: May 13, 2008
  • Run Time: 600 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0017W6HMA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #268,002 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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39 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth M. Pizzi on June 16, 2008
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Rather hastily put together after the actor's passing in early April 2008, this set from St. Clair Vision does not contain the familiar 1970 "Julius Caesar" production starring Heston as Marc Antony, Jason Robards as Brutus, and Richard Chamberlain as Octavian as one may be inclined to believe and indicated on the dvd case.

Instead, this is really a glimpse of Heston's early television work circa 1949-1953, right before he would become a household name with DeMille's "The Ten Commandments." Nonetheless, this collection of Heston's work, including a 1952 teleplay of "Julius Caesar" for Studio One is rather striking for its camera work and an interesting use of minimal sets--at times mirroring the camera techniques of early German Expressionism. "Peer Gynt" featured in this set, and based on Ibsen's play, showcases then-seventeen-year old Heston's first-ever televised role. In "Bolt of Lightning" Heston plays one of our lesser-know Founding Fathers and revolutionary leaders, James Otis, who was first beaten mercilessly for his anti-British views and then killed by...you guessed it...a bolt of lightning. Heston's gives an interesting performance, a bit over-the-top but amusing nonetheless.

The 3-disc set concludes with a nicely narrated photoshop slideshow and voiceover covering the actor's finest moments in motion pictures and televison spanning the actor's sixty-three years in show business.

Other dramas for television broadcast include the classic "Wuthering Heights" and "Of Human Bondage" for the Westinghouse Theater and Studio One. Bear in mind, little has been done to improve the remastering of these programs over fifty years old, but Heston fans will treasure these rare glimpses into this talented actor's presence on the stage and in the studio.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By drbobert on November 28, 2012
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This DVD set is a collection over CH's earliest work, including Peer Gynt where he was only 17. He was in the film club at New Trier High School during the time it was filmed, my uncle (who has a bit acting part but was also one of the camera men) was also a member of the club. This was filmed (as well as Julius Creaser) by David Bradley, later directed one of the worst sci-fi films of all time. All in all it is a nice collection of early films and TV shows.
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By Carlynd K Kuhlmann on June 26, 2015
What films are on this collectors edition?
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10 of 31 people found the following review helpful By J. C. L. Salles on May 30, 2008
How can one write a review about a DVD that was scheduled to be released on May 13th, then put off to the 20th and now at the end of the month it says OUT OF STOCK????? Why's that? Hardcore fans of the GREATEST Charlton Heston must be very frustrated. I suggest that a "definite" date be announced ! THANKS.
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