Chicago – It may not even be Halloween yet, but Warner Brothers
is in full holiday gift set mode, hoping that one of their lavish packages will make its way on to your wish list. Will it be the glorious seventh anniversary edition of “Citizen Kane
”? Or perhaps the upcoming gift set of “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” with collectibles and a 144-page booklet? For many, the choice will be simple — a film with an iconic actor that set records at the 1959 Oscars as any in history — “Ben-Hur
,” strikingly transferred in 1080p and available in a Limited Edition box set that will look fantastic on any hardcore movie fan’s shelf.
DVD Rating: 5.0/5.0
We were lucky enough to get our hands on the Ultimate Collector’s Edition of “Ben-Hur
” and while some of these WB holiday releases often feel perfunctory (another release for “Christmas Vacation
”?), this one seems perfectly in line