New Release: Ben-Hur 50th Anniversary Blu-ray/DVD

Disc Dish has all the details on Warner’s highly anticipated Ben-Hur 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition DVD and Blu-ray that we wrote about several months back and that’s officially debuting on September 27. This release marks the classic film’s premiere in a high-definition format.

This latest release of the Academy Award-winning 1959 classic (which is technically being release two years after its 50th Anniversary, but we’re not complaining!) has undergone a $1 million restoration—a frame-by-frame undertaking from an 8k scan of the original 65 mm camera negative. According to Warner Bros, it’s the highest resolution restoration ever completed by the studio.

Charlton Heston rides his white horses glory in 1959's Ben-Hur.

The restoration of the classic action-adventure epic drama is almost trumped by some newly-uncovered home movies, shot by the family of star Charlton Heston (Dark City) in Italy during the movie’s production. It’s believed to
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