Written January 30, 2015
Ben-Hur has always been one of my favorite movies. But I have only been able to see it on TV or on DVD. To be able to see it in a movie theater and in XD was a real treat.
Their rendition of the film was not perfect. Some grain removal left artifacts that looked like black snow (very subtle, though) and the coloration was not what is expected from Technicolor. Perhaps the color difference was from the projection system and silver XD screen.
But otherwise, to see the original detial and aspect ratio was fantastic. Of course, this movie is one of the best when it comes to plot. Screenplays don't get much better.
Written December 28, 2014
CINAMATOGRAPNY WAS EXCELLENT. THE FIRST TIME I SAW THIS FILM, I WAS A LITTLE GIRL. I LOVED IT THEN AND LOVE IT NOW. BEST MOVE I SEEN IN A LONG LONG TIME..... THANKS
Written February 27, 2015
My favorite movie since I was a little girl, I was grateful for the chance to see it on the big screen!!! Nice updates to the picture quality. I was on the edge of my seat the whole chariot race scene - even though I've probably seen it 50 times!
Written June 11, 2008
Absolutely one of the best Hollywood films ever made. And like so many epic films, it can only be fully appreciated when seen on a large scale such as, in this case, the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, which happens to be the very theatre that it appeared in originally in 1959 and ran for two years! The eleven Academy Awards which it won remained a record for decades until an equal number were won by Titanic and then by Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. It has the perfect blend of action, adventure, romance, humor, spectacle, intimacy, and even a religious angle done very sparingly and discretely.
Written June 10, 2008
The chariot race still rates as the most pulse-pounding action sequence ever filmed. Heston rules!