Watch: The making of the sea-galley sequence in Ben-Hur

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The chariot race isn’t the only big action sequence in Ben-Hur. The story also includes a naval battle that has played a big part in nearly all dramatic versions of the story. And now, to promote the newest film’s Digital HD release, we have a clip from one of the new featurettes that looks at how the sea-galley sequence was put together.

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Watch: The stars of Ben-Hur (now on Digital HD) talk about the dangers of chariot driving — including gassy horses

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Timur Bekmambetov’s remake of Ben-Hur came out on iTunes, Google Play and other digital platforms today. I’m still waiting for the Blu-Ray, so I won’t be able to check out the bonus features until then, but for now, USA Today has a clip from one of the making-of featurettes that focuses on — what else? — the chariot race.

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MGM reports a $47.8 million write-down on Ben-Hur

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Love it or hate it, Timur Bekmambetov’s remake of Ben-Hur was one of the year’s biggest flops. And now one of the studios behind the film has revealed just how badly it hurt their profits.

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Ben-Hur coming to Blu-Ray and Digital HD for the holidays

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Now that Timur Bekmambetov’s Ben-Hur has come and gone from theatres, it’s time for the film to come out on home video. And so, today, it was announced that Ben-Hur will come to iTunes and other digital streaming services on November 29, while the DVD and Blu-Ray release will follow two weeks later on December 13.

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Ben-Hur news round-up: Censorship woes in Malaysia

Round-ups: Jun 27 | Jul 4 | 18 | 25 | Aug 1 | 8 | 11 | 15 | 18 | 22 | 25 | Sep 1 | 8

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Just one or two quick items about the new Ben-Hur, which is still rolling out overseas.

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Ben-Hur news round-up: More press from overseas, plus an update on how much money the studios could lose

Round-ups: Jun 27 | Jul 4 | 18 | 25 | Aug 1 | 8 | 11 | 15 | 18 | 22 | 25 | Sep 1

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Ben-Hur opened in several new countries this week, so the news keeps rolling in.

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