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FATE AND ADVENTURE COLLIDE IN AN
ACTION-PACKED JOURNEY FROM REVENGE TO REDEMPTION
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Epic Drama Arrives on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD December 13
Get it on Digital HD November 29
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Hailed as “a glorious epic adventure” (Bonnie Laufer, Sirius XM Radio) and “a powerful story of forgiveness” (Michael Foust, Christian Examiner), Paramount Pictures’ and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ breathtaking action-adventure BEN-HUR arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD December 13, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD November 29.
BEN-HUR is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption. Based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, the film also stars Rodrigo Santoro, Ayelet Zurer, Pilou Asbaek, Sofia Black D’Elia and Academy Award® winner* Morgan Freeman.
The BEN-HUR Blu-ray Combo Pack with Digital HD features over an hour of bonus content including an in-depth look at the creation of the film’s spectacular chariot race, an exploration of the story’s legacy and enduring relevance, behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast, deleted and extended scenes, music videos from Andra Day, For King and Country and Mary Mary, and more. In addition, for a limited time, the Blu-ray Combo Pack will include a $10 movie card that can be applied to the purchase of a ticket for any movie in theaters.
BEN-HUR Blu-ray Combo Pack
The BEN-HUR Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film as well as the following:
· Feature film in high definition
· Ben-Hur: The Legacy
· The Epic Cast
· A Tale for Our Times
· The Chariot Race
· Deleted & Extended Scenes
· Music Videos
· Feature film in standard definition
The Blu-ray Combo Pack available for purchase includes a Digital HD version of the film that can be accessed through UltraViolet™, a way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them—reliably and securely—to a variety of devices.
BEN-HUR Single-Disc DVD
The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.
Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures present a Sean Daniel production, in association with LightWorkers Media, a Timur Bekmambetov film: “Ben-Hur.” Starring Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer and Morgan Freeman. Visual effects supervisor Jim Rygiel. Music by Marco Beltrami. Costume designer Varya Avdyushko. Editor Dody Dorn, ACE. Production designer Naomi Shohan. Director of photography Oliver Wood. Executive producers Mark Burnett, Roma Downey, Keith Clarke, John Ridley, and Jason F. Brown. Produced by Sean Daniel, p.g.a., Joni Levin, p.g.a. and Duncan Henderson, p.g.a. Screenplay by Keith Clarke and John Ridley. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov.
About Paramount Home Media Distribution
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), home to premier media brands that create television programs, motion pictures, consumer products, and digital content for audiences in 180 countries and territories. The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles. PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content. In addition, MGM has investments in domestic and international television channels. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
Street Date: November 29, 2016 (Digital HD)
December 13, 2016 (Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand)
U.S. Rating: PG-13 for sequences of violence and disturbing images
Canadian Rating: PG for violence and mature theme