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This review is from: Ben-Hur (Four-Disc Collector's Edition) (DVD)
This 4-disc set is loaded with extras including the 1925 silent version, but the real bonus is the flawless new transfer of what is definitely one of the best motion pictures ever made. By going back to original 65mm materials, the picture quality is simply stunning revealing color depth and a contrast range never before seen in any of the previous tape, laser disc or DVD versions. The subtlety and mastery that earned Robert Surtees ASC the academy award for best cinematography is clearly revealed in every frame of this bench mark film. If you ever have the opportunity of seeing a 70mm print of this film on a huge screen; jump at the chance! Until then, this new DVD version is a terrific alternative. There are movies and there are motion pictures; William Wyler's production of Ben-Hur defines the term "motion picture."
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Initial post: Sep 28, 2011 1:43:46 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 28, 2011 1:44:44 PM PDT
Are you saying this is Blu Ray you are commenting on and not a regular dvd? So often the "remastered" ae the only ones worth buying..........why pay twice if its only worse?
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