The Ten Commandments (Blu-ray)

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The Ten Commandments (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 51 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1956
  • Label: Paramount Catalog
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Commentary by Katherine Orrison, Author of "Written in Stone: Making Cecil B. DeMille's Epic, The Ten Commandments
    • Newsreel: The Ten Commandments Premiere in New York
    • Theatrical Trailers: 1956 "Making Of" Trailer
    • 1966 Trailer
    • 1989 Trailer
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround - English, French, Spanish
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , &
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Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by , , &
Composition by
Cinematography by , &
Art Direction by &
Produced by
Director of Photography:

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Let my people go!"
  - Moses (Charlton Heston) to Pharaoh (Yul Brynner)

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1956 - Best Special Effects

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 09/17/1999
"...Laughs, thrills, and a cheap, secular sort of wonderment....Genuinely dramatic work..." -- Rating: B+
Los Angeles Times - 12/31/1998
"...The prologue has tremendous sweep and scale..."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/05/2004
"It's well-made, kitschy fun put across by special effects that retain a thrilling visual power..."
Uncut - 09/01/2004
"[It] remains the definitive Biblical epic."

Plot Keywords:

Ancient World | Bible (The) | Bible Epic | Classic | Epic | Essential Cinema | Jewish Heritage | Passover | Recommended | Religion | Religious Beliefs | Religious Faith | Remake | Spiritual | Spirituality | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • This 1956 extravaganza is Cecil B. DeMille's remake of his own 1923 film. It was his final film.
  • THE TEN COMMANDMENTS was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1999.
  • The infant Moses is portrayed by Fraser Heston, Charlton's real-life son.
  • In July 1995, the fiberglass tablets (containing the commandments) that Charlton Heston carried in the film were auctioned off for $81,700 at Christie's.
  • Cecil B. DeMille also appears in a brief prologue discussing the film.
  • In HISTORY OF THE WORLD PART ONE, Mel Brooks, portraying Moses, comes down from the mountain with three tablets containing 15 commandments but drops one of them.

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  • UPC: 883929301409
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