PHE Press Release: The Ten Commandments (1923) (1956) (Blu-ray Digibook)

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CECIL B. DEMILLE’S LEGENDARY EPIC ARRIVES IN A SPECTACULAR
BLU-RAY™ DIGIBOOK PERFECT FOR EASTER GIFT-GIVING

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

Debuting March 10, 2020, Special Collector’s Edition Includes Both the 1923 and 1956 Films, Plus a 16-Page Booklet with Rare Photos and Background About Both Movies

For sheer pageantry and spectacle, few motion pictures can claim to equal the splendor of renowned director Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 epic THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. Arriving in time for Easter gift-giving, the beloved masterpiece will be presented in a new Blu-ray Digibook on March 10, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

This spectacular release features three Blu-ray Discs™ and includes not only the fully restored 1956 version of the film, but also DeMille’s original 1923 silent version, as well as a 16-page booklet featuring rare photos and historical facts about both productions. The set also includes an in-depth, 73-minute documentary entitled “The Ten Commandments: Making Miracles,” commentary on the 1956 film by Katherine Orrison, author of “Written in Stone: Making Cecil B. DeMille’s Epic, The Ten Commandments,” newsreel footage of the film’s New York premiere, theatrical trailers, hand-tinted footage of the Exodus and Parting of the Red Sea sequence from the 1923 version, a two-color Technicolor segment, and photo galleries.

DeMille’s last motion picture made Charlton Heston a superstar and remains a cinematic triumph and perennial fan-favorite. Filmed in Egypt and the Sinai with one of the biggest sets ever constructed for a motion picture, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS tells the story of the life of Moses (Heston). Once favored in the Pharaoh’s (Yul Brynner) household, Moses turned his back on a privileged life to lead his people to freedom.

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  1. I'm definitely buying it even though I already have the deluxe 50th set. Looks like some nice artwork and having the '23 version right at hand will be perfect for me. I don't usually double dip, but for this you bet I will. Probably will buy a few as gifts as well. Just WISH that WB would release a '59 and '25 Ben-Hur triple blu-ray set like this. Of course, they hate biblical/historical epics so that's probably never. Sad they own the rights to Ben and Helen of Troy, Land of the Pharaohs, Silver Chalice, Prodigal, Ivanhoe and Scaramouche. However, thank you Paramount!

  2. Ed Lachmann

    Of course, they hate biblical/historical epics so that's probably never. Sad they own the rights to Ben and Helen of Troy, Land of the Pharaohs, Silver Chalice, Prodigal, Ivanhoe and Scaramouche. However, thank you Paramount!

    Wow! :huh: That's certainly an unsubstantiated statement! Just because they haven't released any of those titles yet hardly means an anti-historical epic agenda! I've no doubt we will see Scaramouche and Ivanhoe eventually as soon as Warners whips up some spiffy transfers. We waited a long time for Seven Brides For Seven Brothers but the result was worth the wait. The Silver Chalice and The Prodigal were rather dull flops (though I'd buy anything with Mayo or Turner) and I'm not sure there's enough of a cult on either film to make a major restoration pay off.

  3. Ed Lachmann

    Sad they own the rights to Ben and Helen of Troy, Land of the Pharaohs, Silver Chalice, Prodigal, Ivanhoe and Scaramouche. However, thank you Paramount!

    I really like The Silver Chalice. The set design in particular is amazing to me. Jack Palance is just great in this one. It'd be great to have that one on bluray.

  4. Ed Lachmann

    I'm definitely buying it even though I already have the deluxe 50th set. Looks like some nice artwork and having the '23 version right at hand will be perfect for me. I don't usually double dip, but for this you bet I will. Probably will buy a few as gifts as well. Just WISH that WB would release a '59 and '25 Ben-Hur triple blu-ray set like this. Of course, they hate biblical/historical epics so that's probably never. Sad they own the rights to Ben and Helen of Troy, Land of the Pharaohs, Silver Chalice, Prodigal, Ivanhoe and Scaramouche. However, thank you Paramount!

    Believe that WB will get to these epic/costume pictures..at least I hope so. Read somewhere that a number of musicals will finally be made available in 2020.

    Of these films Ben-Hur is the one I'm most interested in . The silent version would be nice but I'm more interested in a 4k uhd release of the '59 film. I know they missed the 60th Anniversay in 2019 but here again I'm hopeful as a 4k uhd release of BH or LOA or Spartacus will force me to take the 4K plunge.

  5. What a waste! The previous edition is damn good, so WHY bother? Are they supposing this edition will "fly off the shelf"? I guess this means we're not going to see a UHD, ever? They're supposedly busy fretting and bean-counting in the era of diminishing physical media, so WHY DO THIS? My previous edition will remain on the shelf.

  6. For the why, it could be one of two things: they have a lot of discs left to move (discs are often replicated in larger print runs than packaging, and then you make more packaging and assemble as needed, so they may have had a few thousand discs lying around), or its one of the few titles that sells a decent number of copies on a regular basis due to its annual visibility.

    Given that Warner, when they were distributing Paramount, couldn’t clear out an excess of stock even when bundled with Ben-Hur and sold for under $10, my guess is that it’s more about printing up new packaging to try to move existing disc inventory. But who knows?

    There are a handful of movies that always sell, like Wizard of Oz, and this just may be one of them. I’m so happy with the disc I already have for this but it’s a movie that still seems to have an audience year after year. On paper this is a movie that I shouldn’t enjoy and yet I freaking love it.

  7. The 1956 Version in 4K UHD Please ! Where's … The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) Best Picture ????? This is what they should release. Not the same ones over and over again. Speaking of Easter, when is Sony Columbia releasing Barabbas (1961) ????

  8. Billy Batson

    The perfect epic Easter release would be Barabbas…over to you Sony 🙂

    …I did actually re-buy The Ten Commandments when Warner released it on a double bill with Ben-Hur. I just couldn't resist those two long epics in one thin case, & I think it was only around $7.

  9. battlebeast

    Has the 1923 version ever been on Blu Ray? Or Is the 1923 disc with the old releases a DVD?

    I’ll be buying this (for the fifth time) because I want the Digi book. Shame I can’t just get the digi book… :/

    Me too. I can’t resist special packaging.

  10. I went back and looked at the box set releases of Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur that we’re released 15 years or so ago. Warner’s included the 1925 version of Ben-Hur as a Blu-ray. I don’t know, but it could have just been just a Blu of a dvd upgrade. Paramount in included the 1923 version in the box set, but only as a DVD.

  11. I think it's a nice reissue, considering there was no option for those discs other than the box set until now, and the booklet (those hardcover book packages are sexy enough to be danced around and worshipped while Moses is up on the mountain) is also nice. Maybe a lot of people get this release at Easter as they're just waking up to the benefits of physical copies and it jumpstarts the Blu-Ray Revival? Easter is a season of miracles after all.

  12. Thomas T

    A question: does this edition of the 1923 Ten Commandments have a proper orchestral score or one of those godawful organ things?

    Godawful. Actually, it's pretty decent for one of those, well-recorded in stereo. It's on a Blu-Ray disc in the 2013 box set, by the way.

  13. ahollis

    I went back and looked at the box set releases of Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur that we’re released 15 years or so ago. Warner’s included the 1925 version of Ben-Hur as a Blu-ray. I don’t know, but it could have just been just a Blu of a dvd upgrade. Paramount in included the 1923 version in the box set, but only as a DVD.

    I just checked on the music for the silent version (organ not orchestral) and it's on a Blu-Ray. It's a very nice one, too.

  14. ahollis

    Nope the 1923 commandments was a DVD in the Blu-ray release box of the 1956 release.

    The 1925 Ben-Hur was on Blu-ray.

    I just checked my big 10 Commandments box and the silent version is a BD. Ben-Hur silent is a BD as well.

  15. davidmatychuk

    Godawful. Actually, it's pretty decent for one of those, well-recorded in stereo. It's on a Blu-Ray disc in the 2013 box set, by the way.

    I detest those godawful organ scores. I recently watched the 1922 Sherlock Holmes with John Barrymore which had one of the godawful organ things droning in the background but I turned off the sound and put on a CD of Jerry Goldsmith's score to Magic to accompany the film and it worked quite nicely.

  16. skylark68

    I really like The Silver Chalice. The set design in particular is amazing to me. Jack Palance is just great in this one. It'd be great to have that one on bluray.

    Silver Chalice was always Palance and Mayo's movie. Newman was never more than the boy toy element and was scripted as such. No wonder he hated it. I also LOVE the wild and unusual set designs (esp. the banquet scene) and the fabulous Waxman score. The Prodigal is about as campy as one can get, but I spent many joyful DVD viewings of it with my dear old friend Holly Woodlawn whose FAVORITE film this was. It's certainly serious eye candy and, again, that Kaper score is outstanding.

  17. ahollis

    Nope the 1923 commandments was a DVD in the Blu-ray release box of the 1956 release.
    The 1925 Ben-Hur was on Blu-ray.

    This from the High-Def Digest review of the 50th Anniversary set: "Disc 3: Ben-Hur (1925 silent version with music track) (SD, 153 minutes)". No, the 1925 Ben-Hur has NEVER been released in HD. I wish I were wrong, but that BD has the old SD transfer.

  18. Ed Lachmann

    This from the High-Def Digest review of the 50th Anniversary set: "Disc 3: Ben-Hur (1925 silent version with music track) (SD, 153 minutes)". No, the 1925 Ben-Hur has NEVER been released in HD. I wish I were wrong, but that BD has the old SD transfer.

    and that’s what I indicated in my first post. It’s on a Blu-ray Disc, but it’s the SD transfer.

    I also believe that if the Ten Commandments ‘23 version is SD also, but on a Blu-ray Disc. The box says SD on blu disc, so indicated it was in SD.

  19. I can't see how this release will be able to top the sheer decadence of the set I already own and this is so fitting for the kind of movies DeMille liked to produce. So I would only be interested if the movies themselves were upgraded, especially the silent version, but it does not look like it.

    Apart from that you got to wonder about Barrabas like every time one of these gets re-released in new packaging. I am sure that when it comes it will be fantastic but Sony surely take their time with it.

  20. ahollis

    and that’s what I indicated in my first post. It’s on a Blu-ray Disc, but it’s the SD transfer.

    I also believe that if the Ten Commandments ‘23 version is SD also, but on a Blu-ray Disc. The box says SD on blu disc, so indicated it was in SD.

    The silent version on disc 3 of the Blu-ray box set is in 1080p, though I can't vouch whether or not it is an upscale. The silent version of Ben-Hur is only 480i on its Blu-ray disc though. I wish Warner would consider finally giving us the silent Ben-Hur in HD because that is actually a very good film and deserves it. As for the silent Ten Commandments, have any of you actually watched it? Ugh. As much as I love silent cinema, it is just horrible. If you are expecting a silent version of the '56 film, you'll be in for a shock. A relatively small portion of the film is devoted to the story of Moses. Most of it is a morality tale set in contemporary times (that being 1923) of how two sons go separate ways, one abiding by the ten commandment while the other breaks them which leads to his eventual ruin.

  21. I have been interested in adding The Ten Commandments to my library and as long as the 56′ movie has a good transfer I am willing to get it on Blu-ray. If the film elements are in good enough shape I do have to wonder why Paramount chose not to do a new 4K transfer of this classic? They should have done a new 4K restoration and the Blu-ray release should have been taken from a new 4K master. 4K Blu-ray has been out long enough and the lack of a decent classic library on the format makes no sense to me. Other than Wizard Of Oz, It’s A Wonderful Life and The Bridge On The River Kwai what other older classics are on 4K Blu-ray?

  22. ahollis

    Nope the 1923 commandments was a DVD in the Blu-ray release box of the 1956 release.

    The 1925 Ben-Hur was on Blu-ray.

    The 1925 Ben-Hur was on a Blu-ray, but it was the SD master. It was not re-harvested or remastered in HD.

  23. Stephen_J_H

    The 1925 Ben-Hur was on a Blu-ray, but it was the SD master. It was not re-harvested or remastered in HD.

    Agree. I Cleared up the confusion by stating in a couple posts later that it was in SD on a Blu-ray Disc. I was referring to the disc not the presentation.

  24. Mark-P

    As for the silent Ten Commandments, have any of you actually watched it? Ugh. As much as I love silent cinema, it is just horrible. If you are expecting a silent version of the '56 film, you'll be in for a shock. A relatively small portion of the film is devoted to the story of Moses. Most of it is a morality tale set in contemporary times (that being 1923) of how two sons go separate ways, one abiding by the ten commandment while the other breaks them which leads to his eventual ruin.

    As they say, to each their own. I love the silent TEN COMMANDMENTS. I first saw it in a stunning tinted print at MOMA in the early 70's. I had never seen anything so beautiful; the textures and contrast seemed allied to the emotions of the film. DeMille was an extraordinary silent film director, who had an almost uncanny ability to create images that got under one's skin and into one's dreams and I think the contemporary version of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS is an excellent example of that.

  25. While this is a redundant release for me, as I have the big gift set, this is an essential Blu-ray release for those who don't already have it and aren't 4K ready yet. The 6-disc dual format gift set split the 1956 film across two discs (two DVD-9s or two DVD-50s) plus supplements, with a third disc (DVD-9/BD-50) for the 1923 film and other supplements. This is pretty much like the deluxe 3-disc DVD released between the initial 2-disc "trailer only" DVD and the restored Blu-ray editions, with the major differences being remastering.

    Just to clear up something, the 1923 is indeed a true HD master and looks fantastic. The organ score is by Gaylord Carter, who performed/recorded scores for a small run of Paramount silents released on VHS/laserdisc in the late 80s – the others being Wings, The Covered Wagon, Old Ironsides, Running Wild, The Last Command, The Docks of New York, and The Sheik. While organ might not be everyone's cup of tea, Carter was probably the finest silent film organist who ever lived. For that matter, he was Harold Lloyd's preferred accompanist for his own films while he was alive. When silent films make it to Blu-ray, Carter's name belongs in the same pantheon as Carl Davis, Robert Israel, and Timothy Brock.

    Also, it's worth noting that everything on the Blu-ray discs is true HD. Not just the two films, but the vintage featurette, trailers, making-of, and even the additional footage for the 1923 film are all in true HD.

  26. Stephen_J_H

    The 1925 Ben-Hur was on a Blu-ray, but it was the SD master. It was not re-harvested or remastered in HD.

    It would require a whole new restoration. The current one was done on analog tape in the PAL standard.

  27. I agree. The "50th Anniversary" 1925 Ben-Hur looks pretty soft and DVD-ish on its BD disc compared to the 1923 10 Commandments on the deluxe BD set (which looks to be 1080p to my eyes). Would LOVE a 1080p '25 Ben. Come on, WB!

  28. Patrick McCart

    Also, it's worth noting that everything on the Blu-ray discs is true HD. Not just the two films, but the vintage featurette, trailers, making-of, and even the additional footage for the 1923 film are all in true HD.

    Thanks, Patrick! I was going to buy this anyway, but now knowing the 1923 silent is in true HD makes me even more enthusiastic.

  29. Patrick McCart

    While this is a redundant release for me, as I have the big gift set, this is an essential Blu-ray release for those who don't already have it and aren't 4K ready yet. The 6-disc dual format gift set split the 1956 film across two discs (two DVD-9s or two DVD-50s) plus supplements, with a third disc (DVD-9/BD-50) for the 1923 film and other supplements. This is pretty much like the deluxe 3-disc DVD released between the initial 2-disc "trailer only" DVD and the restored Blu-ray editions, with the major differences being remastering.

    Just to clear up something, the 1923 is indeed a true HD master and looks fantastic. The organ score is by Gaylord Carter, who performed/recorded scores for a small run of Paramount silents released on VHS/laserdisc in the late 80s – the others being Wings, The Covered Wagon, Old Ironsides, Running Wild, The Last Command, The Docks of New York, and The Sheik. While organ might not be everyone's cup of tea, Carter was probably the finest silent film organist who ever lived. For that matter, he was Harold Lloyd's preferred accompanist for his own films while he was alive. When silent films make it to Blu-ray, Carter's name belongs in the same pantheon as Carl Davis, Robert Israel, and Timothy Brock. (Note: The only shortcoming of Paramount's HD master of The Ten Commandments is from what I remember, it doesn't have any tinting and is straight B&W despite the Technicolor, stencil color, and tinted footage is provided as a separate extra in HD)

    Also, it's worth noting that everything on the Blu-ray discs is true HD. Not just the two films, but the vintage featurette, trailers, making-of, and even the additional footage for the 1923 film are all in true HD.

    Excellent post! A minor point of correction: as far as I know, Mr. Carter never recorded a score for The Sheik. The score on the Paramount VHS was by Roger Bellon. On the other hand, you can add The Wedding March to the list of Paramount films for which Carter provided a score. If/when Criterion ever gets around to the film, I hope the score will be included. We're lucky that he lived a very long life and retained his skills well into old age. With the exception of a Vitaphone or Movietone score, you can't get any closer to hearing a true representation of what audiences of the silent era heard than Carter's work. Mary Pickford also engaged him to record scores for some of her films (his scores for Suds and Sparrows are on the Milestone DVDs), and he was well regarded by the late David Shepard.

    Again, I get that some people don't like organ scores, and admittedly some organists were better than others (Lee Erwin, one of Carter's contemporaries, was frankly awful). However, the development of the theater organ (AKA the unit orchestra) is fairly unique and tied into the history of cinema. As such, we should consider the remaining instruments and scores by the likes of Carter, John Muri, and others to be treasures of our cinematic heritage. Criterion produced a wonderful documentary about the theater organ for its release of "The Kid Brother," and it well conveys the larger than life heft of the behemoth. Well worth checking out even for those not enamored by the organ's charms.

    As for Carter's score for "The Ten Commandments," it is very good and very well recorded (theater organs aren't exactly easy to record). I applaud Paramount for retaining it.

  30. I saw the same presentation of the '23 The Ten Commandments that lark144 saw at MoMA and I agree with his assessment. In a way, I almost prefer it to the modern one because there is no godawful dialogue.

  31. bujaki

    I saw the same presentation of the '23 The Ten Commandments that lark144 saw at MoMA and I agree with his assessment. In a way, I almost prefer it to the modern one because there is no godawful dialogue.

    What is really interesting is that DeMille restaged much of what he shot in 1923 for the remake. Compare the exodus sequences of both films and you'll find they are very similar in some cases match shot for shot.

  32. bujaki

    I saw the same presentation of the '23 The Ten Commandments that lark144 saw at MoMA and I agree with his assessment. In a way, I almost prefer it to the modern one because there is no godawful dialogue.

    From the point of view of esthetics, THE 1926 TEN COMMANDMENTS is pretty hokey, filled with candy-colored, stationary shots of matte paintings that seems to go forever, and dialogue that makes THE FOUNTAINHEAD, by contrast, highly literate. And yet I love it. I saw the film when I was six. It was sunlight outside when we went in, and when the film was over, it was night and snowing. It seemed magical to me, which I will always associate with this film. I love watching it, in spite of all its flaws. The 1923 silent version is so much better, and I mean the whole gestalt, not just the biblical sequence. Still, I'm really looking forward to having both of them.

  33. lark144

    From the point of view of esthetics, THE 1926 TEN COMMANDMENTS is pretty hokey, filled with candy-colored, stationary shots of matte paintings that seems to go forever, and dialogue that makes THE FOUNTAINHEAD, by contrast, highly literate. And yet I love it. I saw the film when I was six. It was sunlight outside when we went in, and when the film was over, it was night and snowing. It seemed magical to me, which I will always associate with this film. I love watching it, in spite of all its flaws. The 1923 silent version is so much better, and I mean the whole gestalt, not just the biblical sequence. Still, I'm really looking forward to having both of them.

    Mark, make an edit to the date of the sound version.

  34. I saw "The Ten Commandments" with my Mom a couple of times in the early 1960's when it was re-released in our local theatres. My Mom was a big fan, and I acquired and we watched each new and improved home video version from VHS to laserdisc to DVD as they arrived over the years, kind of like an at-home version of re-releasing. My Mom had a serious stroke at the beginning of 2013, and she was in hospital for two months and then in a care facility for rehab for another month. That amazing "Ten Commandments" Blu-Ray box set came out at around that time, and I brought it to show my Mom, who was quite delighted by how elaborate the box was, especially that there were actually two tablets containing "The Ten Commandments". One Saturday in early April I asked the people at the care facility if I could bring Mom home for the afternoon to watch at least the first half, and that's what we did. It was a wonderful afternoon, and I told Mom we'd try it again the next Saturday so she could watch the second half. When I picked her up, I asked the doctor on duty if it would be okay if I didn't bring her back, and the doctor said sure, why not try it? We thoroughly enjoyed the rest of "The Ten Commandments" that day, and my Mom never did go back to the care facility, celebrating her 88th birthday at home a week later and spending nearly two more happy, comfortable, and active years with me there. So that wonderful Blu-Ray box set of that wonderful, corny old movie will always have a special place in my heart.

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  35. davidmatychuk

    I saw "The Ten Commandments" with my Mom a couple of times in the early 1960's when it was re-released in our local theatres. My Mom was a big fan, and I acquired and we watched each new and improved home video version from VHS to laserdisc to DVD as they arrived over the years, kind of like an at-home version of re-releasing. My Mom had a serious stroke at the beginning of 2013, and she was in hospital for two months and then in a care facility for rehab for another month. That amazing "Ten Commandments" Blu-Ray box set came out at around that time, and I brought it to show my Mom, who was quite delighted by how elaborate the box was, especially that there were actually two tablets containing "The Ten Commandments". One Saturday in early April I asked the people at the care facility if I could bring Mom home for the afternoon to watch at least the first half, and that's what we did. It was a wonderful afternoon, and I told Mom we'd try it again the next Saturday so she could watch the second half. When I picked her up, I asked the doctor on duty if it would be okay if I didn't bring her back, and the doctor said sure, why not try it? We thoroughly enjoyed the rest of "The Ten Commandments" that day, and my Mom never did go back to the care facility, celebrating her 88th birthday at home a week later and spending nearly two more happy, comfortable, and active years with me there. So that wonderful Blu-Ray box set of that wonderful, corny old movie will always have a special place in my heart.

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  36. davidmatychuk

    I saw "The Ten Commandments" with my Mom a couple of times in the early 1960's when it was re-released in our local theatres. My Mom was a big fan, and I acquired and we watched each new and improved home video version from VHS to laserdisc to DVD as they arrived over the years, kind of like an at-home version of re-releasing. My Mom had a serious stroke at the beginning of 2013, and she was in hospital for two months and then in a care facility for rehab for another month. That amazing "Ten Commandments" Blu-Ray box set came out at around that time, and I brought it to show my Mom, who was quite delighted by how elaborate the box was, especially that there were actually two tablets containing "The Ten Commandments". One Saturday in early April I asked the people at the care facility if I could bring Mom home for the afternoon to watch at least the first half, and that's what we did. It was a wonderful afternoon, and I told Mom we'd try it again the next Saturday so she could watch the second half. When I picked her up, I asked the doctor on duty if it would be okay if I didn't bring her back, and the doctor said sure, why not try it? We thoroughly enjoyed the rest of "The Ten Commandments" that day, and my Mom never did go back to the care facility, celebrating her 88th birthday at home a week later and spending nearly two more happy, comfortable, and active years with me there. So that wonderful Blu-Ray box set of that wonderful, corny old movie will always have a special place in my heart.

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  37. davidmatychuk

    I saw "The Ten Commandments" with my Mom a couple of times in the early 1960's when it was re-released in our local theatres. My Mom was a big fan, and I acquired and we watched each new and improved home video version from VHS to laserdisc to DVD as they arrived over the years, kind of like an at-home version of re-releasing. My Mom had a serious stroke at the beginning of 2013, and she was in hospital for two months and then in a care facility for rehab for another month. That amazing "Ten Commandments" Blu-Ray box set came out at around that time, and I brought it to show my Mom, who was quite delighted by how elaborate the box was, especially that there were actually two tablets containing "The Ten Commandments". One Saturday in early April I asked the people at the care facility if I could bring Mom home for the afternoon to watch at least the first half, and that's what we did. It was a wonderful afternoon, and I told Mom we'd try it again the next Saturday so she could watch the second half. When I picked her up, I asked the doctor on duty if it would be okay if I didn't bring her back, and the doctor said sure, why not try it? We thoroughly enjoyed the rest of "The Ten Commandments" that day, and my Mom never did go back to the care facility, celebrating her 88th birthday at home a week later and spending nearly two more happy, comfortable, and active years with me there. So that wonderful Blu-Ray box set of that wonderful, corny old movie will always have a special place in my heart.

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    Any extra days with Mom are always to be cherished because they'll never be repeated except in your heart.

  38. I was really upset over my big numbered box set of the 10 Commandments with the tablet covers. The discs are so hard to remove one of the BD discs snapped and broke into pieces. I emailed Amazon about it but they wouldnt do anything to help me 🙁

  39. I was really upset over my big numbered box set of the 10 Commandments with the tablet covers. The discs are so hard to remove one of the BD discs snapped and broke into pieces. I emailed Amazon about it but they wouldnt do anything to help me 🙁

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  41. I love the silent version of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. It was actually made on location in San Francisco in a tall building with actual camera shots going up and down an elevator that was copied in The Fountainhead later. And there is a cool scene where NIta Naldi makes one of the most exciting entrances in Hollywood history where she cuts herself out of a sack that has been delivered from a boat onto a dock. Plus you get the Katherine Orrison commentary. I wish she'd do the commentary for everything. She is the best.

  42. I’d prefer a 3D version like Titanic and The Wizard of Oz. I feel the need for the Red Sea to split in 3 dimensions as well as the Golden calf scene. I think I had stills on 3D in my ViewMaster collection if memory serves.

  43. Not a new transfer, and digibooks are for me the absolutely worst packaging format. They don't protect the disks and the book content is non-existent. Just a bunch of pictures. Big deal!

    Note to Paramount: If you want me to buy anything from you, bring out or license on blu-ray all those John Wayne films you issued on DVD. Otherwise, you'll have to do without any $$$ from me.

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