Please info on ben hur

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  1. Mark Littlejohn

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    Hey Guys I had to do it, IF you will I purchaced Ben Hur last night so I can watch it tonight uaually im not into the older movies , but I can't wait until I get home #1 is it a good movie and hoe is the transfer and sound thanks..
     
  2. Keith Paynter

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    Hi Mark! Welcome to the forum!
    To save you a lot of searching, the DVD was a hot topic of debate re: its color quality and presentation in its aspect ratio, but over time, the overall consenus is that it's a great investment. It generally uses the same materials from the laserdisc box set, plus a new (albeit minimalist) commentary from Taylor - I mean, Moses - I mean "a better actor".
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    As for the movie itself. Incredible performances and a great story. But, it is very long.
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    I saw Ben Hur a few years ago in a theater and the DVD is leaps and bounds better. The theatrical presentation was something along the lines of 2.20:1 or so, grainy, faded and I think even cut. The DVD comes close to the original AR of 2.76:1 (I think it measures 2.70:1 or so), is clear and beautiful, I believe is the complete running time and looks terrific.
    Plus, the disc is cheap.
    Buy it.
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    Not to mention a commentary with Chuck! (despite this, and Planet of the Apes, and Ten Commandments being out on DVD, there's still a conspiracy theorist floating around here....)
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  6. Mark Littlejohn

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    Thanks alot fellas I cant wait to be up all viewing this one
     

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