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The ten commandments [videorecording] / [presented by] Paramount ; [produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc.]
DVDs DVDs | Paramount DVD | c2006 | 50th anniversary collection ; widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD T pt.1-3 RELIGIOUS)
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Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount DVD, c2006.
50th anniversary collection ; widescreen version.
3 videodiscs (220 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, 2.0 surround, French mono.
Includes English and dubbed French language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English.
Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo, Debra Paget, John Derek, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Nina Foch, Martha Scott, Judith Anderson, Vincent Price, John Carradine.
Screenplay, Aeneas MacKenzie ... [et al.] ; producer/director, Cecil B. De Mille ; director of photography, Loyal Griggs ; editor, Anne Bauchens ; music, Elmer Bernstein.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1956.
Academy Award for Best Special Effects; Academy Award Nominations for Best Picture, Best Cinematography (Color), Best Art Direction/Set Decoration, Best Costume Design (Color), Best Film Editing, and Best Sound Recording.
MPAA rating: G; (1923 version and special features not rated).
Includes the 1923 version of: The ten commandments / Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky present Cecil B. DeMille's production ; story by Jeanie MacPherson ; directed by Cecil B. DeMille. (136 min., si., b&w).
To escape the edict that condemned all first-born Hebrew males by Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri. He also gains the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery.
Disc 1. 1956 feature film, pt. 1 -- Disc 2. 1956 feature film, pt. 2 ; Special features ; Disc 3. 1923 silent film.
Special features: commentary by Katherine Orrison, author of Written in stone : making Cecil B. DeMille's epic, The ten commandments; 6-part documentary: "Moses", "The chosen people", "Land of the pharaohs", "The Paramount lot", "The score", and "Mr. DeMille"; newsreel: The ten commandments premiere in New York; trailers.
Special features (1923 version): commentary by Katherine Orrison; hand-tinted footage of the Exodus and Parting of the Red Sea sequence.
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MW, 7-06
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Ten commandments (Motion picture: 1956)
Ten commandments (Motion picture: 1923)
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04122 Paramount DVD
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