The sweeping historical adventure Ben Hur debuts on DVD 30th January 2012 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by Emmy® Award winner Steve Shill (TV's Dexter) and written by Alan Sharp, this is an epic re-imagining of one of the greatest stories ever told, based on the novel by Lew Wallace.
Taking the role of Ben-Hur is Joseph Morgan (Alexander, Immortals) who finds his lifelong friendship with Stephen Campbell Moore's (The History Boys, The Bank Job) Messala torn asunder. This spectacular drama also features special appearances from an array of stars including Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast, The Departed) as Arrius and Ben Cross (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek) as Emperor Tiberius. With stellar performances from Alex Kingston (TV's Doctor Who, Like Crazy), Marc Warren (TV's Hustle, Wanted), Emily VanCamp (TV's Everwood, Brothers and Sisters) and Kristen Kreuk (TV's Smallville), this is an action-packed adaptation of the timeless story.
In this new version of the colossal classic, Ben Hur delivers more action, passion and revenge than ever before. The gripping story follows two friends who become bitter enemies and the historic events of the time as told through the eyes of Judah Ben-Hur. Born a wealthy Jewish merchant's son, he is destined to live many lives: a powerful businessman, a dutiful slave, a fierce gladiator, a Roman nobleman and finally... a conquering hero. This extraordinary adventure-filled saga is the historic epic for a new generation.
- The Making of Ben Hur
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.