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Ben Hur. Try to imagine 100,000 costumes, 8,000 extras (background actors), 300 movie sets and a staggering budget. Medjugorje USA can not imagine "Ben-Hur having been done in any other way, because it's perfect! This movie is among the few greatest Biblical-era epic ever. Charlton Heston gives an outstanding performance in his role of Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish nobleman in Palestine during the rule of the Romans empire and the time of Christ. Falsely accused, Judah is sent to row for his life on a Roman war ship.  A strange set of events leads Juda to freedom and he returns home to find his family.  Upon his return, Judah is told his mother and sister are dead having also been cast into prison. Judah's heart now filled with hatred, seeks vengeance against his accusers. Hate consumes him till the love of a slave girl and a miracle given him by Christ, gives him the peace and happiness he longs for. Heston's performance won him the Best Actor Oscar. Ben Hur also won 1959's Best Picture. Legendary William Wyler earned his third Best Director trophy for this epic tale. The film won 11 Academy Awards. Also stars Jack Hawkins, Haya Harrette, Stephen Boyd and Sam Jafee (The Day the Earth Stood. Still).

This 4 disc collectors edition includes many extras:
Audio Commentary by Film Historian T. Gene Hatcher with Scene Specific Comments from Charlton Heston. New Documentary: "Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema" - Current filmmakers such as Ridley Scott and George Lucas reflect on the importance and influence of the film. 1994 Documentary: "Ben-Hur: The Making Of An Epic" - Hosted by Christopher Plummer, Directed by William Wyler - 1986 Emmy Award-nominated documentary featuring the last interview with Wyler before his death. Featurette: "Ben-Hur: A Journey Through Pictures" - New audiovisual recreation of the film via stills, storyboards, sketches, music and dialogue. The 1925 Feature-length Silent Version of "Ben-Hur" with a stereophonic orchestral score by composer Carl Davis. Vintage Newsreels Gallery; Highlights from the 1960 Academy Awards Ceremony. Outtakes: Screen Tests: Leslie Nielsen and Cesare Danova, Leslie Nielsen and Yale Wexler, George Baker and William Russel. Haya Harareet Hair and Make-up Tests. Includes Bible Study book and  interviews. Digital remastered Dolby Digital 5.1 surround. On a scales of 1 to 7 angels, Medjugorje USA gives this movie a rating of