Item description for Ten Commandments (50th Anniversary Edition) by Cecil B. DeMille, Charlton Heston & Yul Brynner...
Overview Moses leads an exodus from Egypt to the Promised Land, complete with parting of the Red Sea.
Original 1956 classic digitally re-mastered for widescreen. Stars Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Edward G Robinson, Anne Baxter, Yvonne de Carlo, Debra Paget, and many others.
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Actors: Heston Charlton, Charles de Rochefort, Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Estelle Taylor
Directors: Cecil B. DeMille
Writers: A.E. Southon, Dorothy Clarke Wilson, Fredric M. Frank, J.H. Ingraham, Jack Gariss, Jeanie Macpherson, Jesse Lasky Jr.
Format: Box set, Black & White, Color, DVD, Full Screen, Widescreen, NTSC
Region Code: 1 (USA & Canada Only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Audience Rating: G (General Audience)
Running Time: 220.00 minutes
Record Label Paramount
Format Box set / Black & White / Color / DVD
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.7" Width: 7.6" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Release Date Mar 21, 2006
Publisher WORD ACCT# W41160193
ISBN 1415718636 ISBN13 9781415718636 UPC 097360412246
Availability 0 units.
More About Cecil B. DeMille, Charlton Heston & Yul Brynner
Cecil B. DeMille was born in 1881 and died in 1959.
Reviews - What do customers think about Ten Commandments (50th Anniversary Edition)?
The Gold Standard! Feb 15, 2008
I saw The Ten Commandments as a young child in one of those giant, gilded movie houses with plush seating, huge chandeliers, gold and flocked wall covering, and a giant screen and sound system that put you RIGHT THERE. It was the longest movie I'd ever seen in my life, and I never wanted it to end.
The Ten Commandments set the standard for Biblical epics -- and epics of any description. If you've already seen it, you know you must add the DVD to your collection.
If you've never seen it... Well, what are you waiting for? The time is now!
A classic film of astounding quality!
Simply the Best Feb 8, 2008
Simply the best depiction of one of the greatest stories ever told. It sent shivers down my spine when I once again witnessed this spectacle in HD with surround sound. The quality was outstanding in video and audio.
The definitive Ten Commandments. Feb 6, 2008
An interesting title as the Commandment part is a tad closer to the end of the movie. Cecil B. DeMille takes a few liberties with history; however if he did not then this would have been some dry documentary instead of a great epic. This story is more of the life and times of Moses from birth to the last farewell. We see rivalry, temptation, brick making and dancing girls.
One item that Cecil tactfully worked around is where do you think Anne Baxter ...Nefretiri came from? Can you say sister? As the bloodlines from Egyptians, came through the women. That is why who ever married her would become pharaoh.
The graphics are great for the time; the plagues are really spooky and we all still hold the image of the parting of the sea. The acting has that 50's epic feel. Elmer Bernstein's music adds a hidden dimension to the story and you will not be able to get it out of your head. Edward G. Robinson made a great Dathan; He gets to be a modern day Dathan in "Key Largo" (1948). Is it not interesting that Pharaoh Rameses in The Prince of Egypt - DTS (1998) looks like Yul Brynner?
This is the one version most people relate too. The story has been told before and after this version. Some people know this version better than the real one.
Some of the other "Ten Commandments" floating around out there: The Ten Commandments (1923). The Ten Commandments (1956). Greatest Heroes of the Bible - The Ten Commandments (1978). Ten Commandments 1 & 2 (2000). Ancient Secrets of the Bible - "Moses' Ten Commandments: Tablets From God?" The Prince of Egypt - DTS (1998).
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The greatest movie achievement in American film history. Jan 20, 2008
This film has it all. Grand theme. Great acting (though sometimes overly done). Terrific scenes. Superior special effects which still hold up some 50 years after original release. Wonderful love stories. And, of course, an indelible encounter with God, which proves to be the rise of Moses and the undoing of the Egyptians, particularly the Pharaoh, who is identified by the film as Rameses the second. There is also a grand musical score which carries the film very well. And, there were obviously hundreds of hired personnel to give the film a grand authenticity. There are also hard hearted villains who seek their own self gratifications at the expense of the "heroes."
I am like many who've reviewed this film. I watched this one many times as a youngster and it greatly affected my view of the Bible. Only later did I take a more objective understanding of the contents of the Old Testament. It is also obvious that this story is viewed through the eyes of Christians instead of Jews. For one thing, all the stars of the show are caucasian. Nevertheless, there was some effort in this film of 1956 to demonstrate an equality between whites and blacks at a time when that wasn't cool to do. Remember Nefertiri's jealousy, "And such a beautiful enemy..."
There are a few grand highlights. There is the confrontation and competition between Moses and Rameses II for the will of their father. There is the great curse of death as the 10th plague on Egypt comes straight from Pharaoh's own mouth. There is, of course, the greatest highlight, the parting of the Red Sea. There is also Moses' encounter with the burning bush.
This is one of the great mythological films ever made. Whether or not you believe in the contents of the Bible is your decision, but there's no question that this film produced a great view of some the contents of Exodus therein.
The producers of "The Ten Commandments" went all out in the making of it, right down to the glorious costumization. This may be the most watched movie in the history of America and it will be a grand phenomenon well into the 21st century. Is it not the greatest movie achievement in American film history?
Greatest Movie ever made Jan 19, 2008
The Best movie I have ever seen,yes the special effects were not the greatest considering todays standards.But lets remember it was made 50 years ago.Nevertheless the message is awesome,GOD still rules and always will,no matter what man thinks or does.