The ten commandments
|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 9 copies|
Includes the 1956 Academy Award-winning classic, rated G (2 discs, WS), and the 1923 black and white silent version which is not rated (1 disc, FS). The original 1923 film has been restored and remastered and is available for the first time on DVD.
Moses leads an exodus from Egypt to the Promised Land, complete with parting of the Red Sea.
-- (Biblical leader)
Ten commandments -- Drama.
Exodus, The -- Drama.
Israelites crossing the Red Sea (Biblical event) -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Hollywood, Calif. :Paramount Pictures,2006
|Edition||50th anniversary collection; widescreen and full screen.|
|Other Titles|| Cecil B. DeMille's The ten commandments
DeMille, Cecil B.
(Cecil Blount), 1881-1959.
Robinson, Edward G., 1893-1973.
De Carlo, Yvonne.
Paget, Debra, 1933-
Derek, John, 1926-1998.
Hardwicke, Cedric, 1893-1964.
Scott, Martha, 1914-2003.
Anderson, Judith, 1897-1992.
Price, Vincent, 1911-1993.
Roberts, Theodore, 1861-1928.
De Rochefort, Charles.
Taylor, Estelle, 1894-1958.
Faye, Julia, 1896-1966.
Neill, James, 1860-1931.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Famous Players-Lasky Corporation.
1956 version: 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.
1923 version: Theodore Roberts, Charles de Rochefort, Estelle Taylor, Julia Faye, James Neill.
1956 version: Paramount Pictures ; directed and produced by Cecil B. De Mille ; screenplay by Aaenas MacKenzie ... [et al.] ; director of photography, Loyal Griggs ; editing, Anne Bauchens ; music, Elmer Bernstein.
1923 version: Famous Players-Lasky Corp. ; directed and produced by Cecil B. De Mille ; story by Jeanie Macpherson ; cinematography, Bert Glennon ... [et al.] ; editor, Anne Bauchens.
MPAA rating: 1956 version, G; 1923 version not rated.
English and French language tracks with English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
At head of container title: Cecil B. DeMille's.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1956 and as a silent film in 1923.
Special features include: both 1956 and 1923 versions of the film; commentary by author Katherine Orrison; six-part documentary: "Moses", "The chosen people", "Land of the pharaohs", "The Paramount lot", "The score", and "Mr. DeMille"; "The ten commandments premiere in New York" newsreel; trailers.
DVD, Dolby Digital 5.1, Region 1 encoding, NTSC, widescreen (1956 version), full screen (1923 version).
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.
3 videodiscs (220 min., 136 min.) : sound, color, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.