Ben Hur: 50th Anniversary Ultimate Collectors Edition
Format: DVD, Blu-ray
Studio: Warner Home Video
Description: For this new version of the 1959 classic, Warners commissioned a meticulous restoration from the original 64MM negative, at a cost of one million smackers. Besides the five-disc DVD version and the three-disc Blu-ray edition, both of which are only available in limited numbers, there’s also a two-disc DVD edition.
Special features: Along with behind-the-scenes footage shot by star Charlton Heston, the five- and three-disc boxes also include “Charlton Heston & ‘Ben Hur’: A Personal Journey” about the star’s experience making the movie, as well as an exclusive sixty-four page hardcover book.
Retail price: DVD: $49.92; Blu-ray: $64.99; Two-Disc DVD: $20.97.
Release date: Now.