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WARNING! Limited extras in 4-disc edition.
on November 11, 2015
I bought the 4-disc edition thinking I'd get all the extras mentioned in the customer reviews. I thought I'd get several documentaries about the making of Ben Hur, and the silent version. Instead, I got two editions of the film, BD and DVD - two discs each, and the only extras was a commentary track and soundtrack.
The problem is Amazon doesn't separately describe each edition, and the customer reviews for all editions of Ben Hur are lumped together, including some very old editions of the film. The extras I thought I was getting evidently was for another edition of the film.
I bought the 4 disc version, and paid extra thinking I'd be getting the most extras, and I got practically nothing extra. Basically I paid $26 and could have gotten the $10 edition instead.
The blu-ray print was actually wonderful, and it's a fantastic film that deserves 5 stars. I don't see the point of selling a combined BD & DVD package.