The Ten Commandments is a truly epic picture in every sense of the term. Better still, this set offers a tremendous amount of value added material both on-disc and in the wonderfully attractive, thoughtful, and unique packaging. Yes, there are some blemishes but black levels are deep. See details for additional description. Neither this selection nor anything else in the film can or does match the immaculate and lifelike clarity of the best modern soundtracks, but this lossless presentation does breathe a new life into the picture's score, presenting it with an accuracy that it probably hasn't enjoyed since it was in theaters. I just like to sit down and watch a good movie every once in a while and not have to spend a small fortune trying to keep up with all of that.
Unless you are over 55, you may not recognize many of the actors, but they were certainly top names in their day and it shows in the action. Maybe that's why I don't hold this movie in the highest of regards like so many others do. He speaks with God directly, and delivers the message to Pharaoh that if the slaves are not set free, plagues and curses will be set Egypt. The story of Moses is a story of God's power, His fulfillment of promises, the power of faith, and the goodness that comes from perseverance. He is one of the meanest looking dudes on the Earth, perfect to play the heart-less, greedy Pharaoh. While it's not the most engaging track out there, this is, like the accompanying video presentation, nothing short of a splendid revelation; longtime fans of The Ten Commandments are sure to enjoy the boost in overall clarity and detail afforded to the picture's soundtrack thanks to Paramount's wonderful lossless presentation.
Lastly, there's a clear envelop that contains a variety of different items. It contains numerous pictures from behind the scenes as DeMille and his team worked to recreate a realistic Egyptian world. Ultimately, Moses's true identity is revealed to Nefretiri; she remains faithful to Moses, but the Hebrew insists on discovering his roots and laying claim to his heritage. When the slaves are pushing the massive stone into place while a woman is caught under it, the floor rumbles with low end support. DeMille's film The Ten Commandments is a hallmark achievement of both man and cinema, a picture of visual wonders yes but more importantly a retelling of one of the greatest and most important stories ever told. Moses Charlton Heston, grows into a fine Egyptian; he's not only a powerful conquering military leader, but he has his father's eye and may one day surpass even Pharaoh's own flesh-and-blood son, Ramses Yul Brynner, The King and I , as the next ruler of Egypt.
Overall, it's very worthwhile for anyone from the Judeo-Christian tradition who wants to enjoy a 3 hour telling of a classic story of God's deliverance. Directionality works well in these instances, placing his voice directly where you'd picture him being at that moment, relative to where the camera is pointing. At the beginning, when DeMille comes out and greets the audience, you can see the individual weaves of the tassels lining the bottom of the curtain behind him. Once favored in the Pharaoh's Yul Brynner household Moses turned his back on a privileged life to lead his people to freedom. Here they're all real, and it makes a huge difference. Charleston Heston as Moses and Yul Brynner as Ramses, form one of the most watchable struggles between two opposite forces that's ever been put on the big screen.
Charlton Heston is superb in the lead role; his command of the part is uncanny, and his character's transformation from dedicated dictator to benevolent overseer to a defeated man to a return to prominence thanks to the grace of God is remarkable; the physical transformation -- the removal of his Egyptian garb and the application of some gray into his hair and a beard on his face -- is nothing next to the emotional aspect of the performance. Founded in April 2006, High-Def Digest is the ultimate guide for High-Def enthusiasts who demand only the best that money can buy. DeMille's final film was this grand-scale religious epic starring Charlton Heston as Moses, an adopted Egyptian prince chosen by God to abandon a life of luxury and lead his fellow Israelites out of slavery. Widescreen Enhanced ; Soundtrack: English,. Deep bass also accompanies the hoof beats of Pharaoh's army as they chase down the Children of Israel. The image is incredibly crisp and nicely detailed even at a distance; depth of field is fantastic, too, and the transfer is capable of revealing sharp and intricate textures far off into the back end of the frame.
Paramount's Blu-ray release of The Ten Commandments is a magnificent sight to behold on Blu-ray. It's something that collectors will be able to cherish and show off with the rest of their collection. Trumpets blare throughout the soundfield. It wasn't easy -- nothing ever is -- but the story reveals the importance of hanging onto faith even when the ills of the world seem to have done away with any chance for salvation, be it from something seemingly inconsequential in one's personal life or the enslavement of an entire race of people. With the Almighty God appearing to him, Moses is tasked with fulfilling his destiny and becoming prophesy personified: the man who will lead the Hebrew slaves from their Egyptian bondage.
When people think of Moses, this is what they think of. The only dialogue that comes across far too soft,ironically, is the voice of God. Much like Marc Scott Zicree of 'The Twilight Zone' commentaries, Orrison is easily an expert. The picture is free of noise. I mean, this guy is instant good acting, I say.
Filmed in Egypt and the Sinai with one of the biggest sets ever constructed for a motion picture this version tells the story of the life of Moses Charlton Heston. You can see individual stitches in Moses' mother's Hebrew robe. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. DeMille's Epic, The Ten Commandments, delivers an amazing commentary, one that's extremely knowledgeable, insightful, engaging, and well worth at least one listen. I don't know anything about the technology of making a movie over into Blu-ray format, but this is one movie that was actually made better by the change.
DeMille, the casting process, the performances of the cast, the making of various scenes, the film's costumes, shooting in both Egypt and Los Angeles, the making of the film's various special effects, and the crafting of the film's score. The image retains a light coating of grain; though a few scenes do favor a slightly smoothed-over texture, they are easily the exception rather than the rule. Now this movie is available on Blu-ray , makes this fine classic movie of the ten commandments well worth adding to ones classic movie collection the movie restoration on this Blu-ray disc displays what a fine job has been done with the sound track and the video ,played in surround sound the dialog is excellent including the sound effects , this is a very long movie which is covered by two Blu-ray discs which could give the option to watch over two sessions or make use of a intermission. DeMille's 1956 remake of his epic the Ten Commandments. Moses was a simple man who lived thousands of years ago, chosen by God to lead an entire people to freedom and through whom God laid forth His Ten Commandments which, alongside the teachings of Christ, remain principles of the Christian faith. If you're into movie trinket memorabilia then this is a set for you.
All said, this is a breathtaking transfer. Staying true to its play-like atmosphere, much of the movie is dreadfully overacted, and some parts even descend into silly slapstick — like when Moses is found in the desert by the daughters in Sinai. In the bottom left corner of the slipcover you'll notice an individually numbered sticker that indicates which number set you have. Filmed in Egypt and the Sinai with one of the biggest sets ever constructed for a motion picture this version tells the story of the life of Moses Charlton Heston. There are scenes with literally thousands of extras. The wide shots of the Children of Israel leaving Egypt are simply awesome. The film is also available as a.