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Movie buffs like myself are being blessed at the moment with new Box Sets of Classic Movies being released in abundance. This new Box set of Ben-Hur, one of the all time great movies which to this day, still holds the record for the most Oscars ever awarded to a single movie. First things first, the set is enhanced with the full version of the 1925 Ben-Hur which is worth seeing for a number of reasons. It is a testament to movie making of the silent era. Profoundly moving at times, and enhanced by 2 tone technicolor images which are a marvel to see considering when the movie was made, it is accompanied by a remarkable music score by Carl Davis whose influence by the music of Gustav Mahler and Richard Wagner is apparant throughout. The chariot race has to be seen to be believed. According to some sources, a few horses were killed during the filming, and if one looks closely at some scenes, collisions between horses are all too apparant. A must see for any movie buff. As for the 1959 version, it is quite simply a masterpiece of digital technology. For this version, the print has been remastered and is far superior to the version released as a flipper a few years back. Looks glorious on LCD and Plasma Televisions. The sound track has been remastered as well and is available in a 5:1 Surround Sound Audio Presentation which sounds superb. There are also more than enough extras to keep movie buffs glued to the set for hours. I cannot praise this Box Set highly enough and it deserves to be the Box Set Presentation of the year. Do not miss it.
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Initial post: 8 Aug 2011 11:32:34 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Aug 2011 11:32:48 BDT
Mr. P. J. R. LEWIS says:
Up until David Camerons impressive special effects but nothing else film "Titanic" Ben Hur did hold the record of 12 Oscars in one visit to the ceremony but until another epic can win an almost impossible 13 statuettes Ben Her and Titanic share the glory together.
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2011 21:15:07 BDT
Simon Gifford says:
I thought Ben Hur and Titanic won 11 Oscars each?
Also, The Lord of The Rings: Return of the King equalled Titanic's Oscar record I believe.
In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2011 21:51:54 GMT
H. Royle says:
James Cameron directed TITANIC. David Cameron gave us a "cast iron guarantee" that we would be a allowed a referendum on Europe.
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