Ben-Hur News


Home > Movies > B > Ben-Hur > News


Ben-Hur news RSS feedSubscribe to Ben-Hur RSS news feed!

Warner Bros. Releases Special Anniversary Diamon Luxe Editions: 'Gremlins,' 'The Green Mile,' & More!

December 7th, 2014 5:14am EST
Check Out Warner Bros.' Special Anniversary Diamond Luxe Edition
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing a treasure trove of films celebrating their anniversaries. Films getting the special Diamond Luxe treatment include: The Green Mile 15th Anniversary Edition, Natural Born Killers 20th Anniversary Edition, Forrest Gump 20th Anniversary Edition, Batman 25th Anniversary, and Gremlins 30th Anniversary Edition. The studio is also releasing Ben-Hur: Two-Disc Blu-ray.

The two-disc set anniverasy editions are packaged in sleek hard cases and are dubbed "Diamond Luxe Editions." Collectors will find a handful of new special features ("Green Mile," "Natura...
READ MORE

Must-Have For Film Lovers: 'Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Best Pictures'

January 29th, 2013 1:09am EST
Warner Bros. 20 film collection best pictures
Warner Bros. is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, and the film studio is comemmorating the milestone by releasing several box sets, including the newly released 20-film collection featuring "Best Pictures."

The "Best Pictures" compliation is now available in stores and online (get it HERE at the WB shop). The collection features a variety of films from different eras, giving viewers a glimpse through time via some truly remarkable films.

1929-1942 (A New Era)

The Broadway Melody (1929)
Grand Hotel (1932)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
Gone With The ...
READ MORE

Tyler Perry And Other Famous Movie Studio Fires

May 2nd, 2012 4:50pm EDT
Tyler Perry
A fire last night at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta nearly threatened to put Madea out of commission. Luckily, the Atlanta police arrived in time to stop the blaze with only some damage to backlot facades - Perry can get back in his dress as soon he wants. However, this reminds us of other fires that damaged legendary Hollywood studios.

2008 saw Universal Studios' worst fire, taking 12 hours to put out and damaging many of the classic backlots (including Courthouse Square from Back to the Future) and the original King Kong ride. Reconstruction included the new King Kong 360 attraction and ...
READ MORE

Overrated & Underrated Oscar Winners For Best Picture

February 16th, 2009 9:00am EST
Gladiator
Saying a Best Picture winner is overrated is quite simple. If you think a movie is terrible and it won Best Picture ipso facto it is overrated. But what about an underrated Best Picture winner?

By definition, it should be impossible for a Best Picture winner to be underrated. Why? Because they already won - so their greatness is recognized. It's like having an underrated Hall-of-Famer or underrated Adult Film Award Winner, it should be impossible.

That simply isn't true, however. There are several Best Picture winners that have been completely forgotten over the years, many...
READ MORE

Hi-Def Fans Can Finally Get Their Stinking Paws On 'Planet Of The Apes' In Blu-ray Box Set

October 17th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Planet Of The Apes
Humans are even uglier in High-Def when Planet Of The Apes: 40 Year Evolution Blu-ray Collection takes over the Earth November 4 in North America and throughout the Fall Internationally from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

This spectacular set includes all five hair-raising Planet Of The Apes films on Blu-ray for the first time, including Beneath The Planet Of The Apes, Escape From The Planet Of The Apes, Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes, Battle For The Planet Of The Apes, and the 1968 original Planet Of The Apes, which stunned audiences with its now-iconic conclusion and ...
READ MORE

Point/Counterpoint: Should Hollywood Stop Remaking Classic Films?

January 18th, 2008 1:45pm EST
Rob Zombie
Over the years many classic movies have been remade. Don't get me wrong, some of those remakes have been really good. But the majority of the movies have been really bad.

These days, special effects are being taken to a whole new level, but that's not always a good thing. One of the main reasons these films are classics is because CGI was in the distant future. People loved the original "Godzilla" because you can see the man in the Godzilla costume crushing a cardboard box, also known as Tokyo.

There are few movies that have scared me, and one of those films was the 1978 movie "Ha...
READ MORE

Violence Propels Filmmakers, Moviegoers & The Academy Awards

January 11th, 2008 12:07pm EST
No Country For Old Men
The lights go down. A low, rumbling bass slightly shakes the seats as the occupants draw in a tight, anticipatory breath. The first thing to break the tension is a thin beam of light across the center of the screen. It is accompanied by a low, rat-at-tat rhythm that could be rain on a tin roof- if it weren't for the high-pitched shriek in the background.

Is that yelling? Shouting? The shriek morphs into a scream of mechanical menace. It's a bomb, and it's followed by an explosion linked to the picture exploding into life. The audience sees all-out war. Guts are flying, blood is strea...
READ MORE

Charleton Heston & Sophia Loren Classic 'El Cid' Rides Onto 2-Disc DVD Jan. 29

January 10th, 2008 6:45pm EST
El Cid
A grand-scale, sweeping historical epic featuring shining stars, stunning on-location photography and a cast of thousands, a Limited Collector's Edition of El Cid rides onto two-disc DVD January 29, 2008 from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company.

With digitally remastered picture and sound and an introduction by director Martin Scorsese, this beloved film is proudly featured as the first title in The Miriam Collection, a premiere label named after Bob and Harvey Weinstein's mother that will be home to the companies revered classic films, as well as foreign films and some modern fa...
READ MORE

'Elvis Has Left the Building' Microphone, Hollywood Memorabilia Up for Grabs

November 29th, 2005 11:05am EST
Elvis Presley
Auction house Profiles in History is holding a live public auction on Dec. 16 that includes over 350 pieces of Hollywood memorabilia worth $2 Million. The highlight of the auction is the original vintage Shure Brothers model 55S microphone from the Louisiana hayride used by Elvis Presley and through which the famous phrase “Please young people, Elvis has left the building” was first broadcast.

This auction will also include treasures from Hollywood classic films such as Gone With the Wind, Ben Hur, The Ten Commandments, Spartacus, My Fair Lady as well as contemporary favorites Star War...
READ MORE