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Title The ten commandments [videorecording] / [presented by] Paramount ; [produced by Motion Picture Associates, Inc.] ; written for the screen by Aeneas MacKenzie [and others] ; produced and directed by Cecil B. De Mille.

Imprint Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount DVD, ©2006.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    TEN    Staff Reported Missing
Description 3 videodiscs (220 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital optical rda
video file dvd video region 1 rda
Motion picture
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround (English), 2.0 surround (English), and mono (French), NTSC.
Language English and dubbed French dialogue, English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Cast 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.
Credits Director of photography, Loyal Griggs ; editing, Anne Bauchens ; music, Elmer Bernstein.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1956.
"50th anniversary collection"--Container.
"Enhanced for 16:9 TVs"--Container.
Audience MPAA rating: G; 1923 version and special features not rated.
Summary To escape the edict that condemned all first-born Hebrew males by Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri. He also gains the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt, Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him.
Contents Disc 1. 1956 feature film, pt. 1 -- Disc 2. 1956 feature film, pt. 2 ; Special features ; Disc 3. 1923 silent film.
Note Special features: commentary by Katherine Orrison, author of Written in stone : making Cecil B. DeMille's epic, The ten commandments; 6-part documentary: "Moses", "The chosen people", "Land of the pharaohs", "The Paramount lot", "The score", and "Mr. DeMille"; newsreel: The ten commandments premiere in New York; trailers.
Includes the 1923 version of: The ten commandments / Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky present Cecil B. DeMille's production ; story by Jeanie MacPherson ; directed by Cecil B. DeMille. (136 min., si., b & w). Cast includes Theodore Roberts, Richard Dix, and Rod La Rocque. Score by Gaylord Carter.
1923 version: full screen format; English with French subtitles; recorded in Dolby digital stereo.
1923 version has special features: commentary by Katherine Orrison; hand-tinted footage of the Exodus and Parting of the Red Sea sequence.
Awards Academy Awards (1956): Best Special Effects
Subject Moses (Biblical leader) -- Drama.
Ten commandments -- Drama.
Exodus, The -- Drama.
Israelites crossing the Red Sea (Biblical event) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Bible films.
Religious films.
Historical films.
Epic films.
Fiction films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959.
MacKenzie, Aeneas.
Heston, Charlton.
Brynner, Yul.
Baxter, Anne.
Robinson, Edward G., 1893-1973.
De Carlo, Yvonne.
Paget, Debra, 1933-
Derek, John, 1926-1998.
Hardwicke, Cedric, 1893-1964.
Foch, Nina.
Scott, Martha, 1914-2003.
Anderson, Judith, 1897-1992.
Price, Vincent, 1911-1993.
Carradine, John.
Orrison, Katherine, 1948-
Griggs, Loyal.
Bernstein, Elmer.
Zukor, Adolph, 1873-1976.
Lasky, Jesse L., 1880-1958.
MacPherson, Jeanie, 1887-1946.
Carter, Gaylord.
Roberts, Theodore, 1861-1928.
Dix, Richard, 1893-1949.
La Rocque, Rod, 1898-1969.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Motion Pictures Associates.
Added Title Ten commandments (Motion picture : 1923)
ISBN 1415718636
Standard No. 097360412246
Music No. 04122 Paramount DVD

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