Ben-Hur: some quick notes on the Blu-Ray bonus features

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Ben-Hur is out on DVD and Blu-Ray today. My take on the film hasn’t changed much since I wrote my review — if anything, I was even more struck by the casually anachronistic dialogue this time (“Wow,” “Oh my God,” “opinion-makers,” etc.) — but I did want to jot down a few quick notes about the Blu-Ray’s bonus features.

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Ben-Hur news round-up: Reporters visit the set in Rome, the soundtrack is now available for streaming, and more

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Another week, another round-up of Ben-Hur-themed news items.

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Watch: A 22-minute video on the making of Ben-Hur

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An epic movie needs an epic featurette, and CBN.com obliged today with a 22-minute featurette called ‘Ben-Hur: A Tale of Forgiveness’. Check it out below the jump.

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The first four clips from Ben-Hur are now online, and a few other things we learned about the movie today

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A lot of new footage from the upcoming remake of Ben-Hur went live today.

First, the ShareBenHur.com website posted four clips from the film as part of a “faith-based” discussion guide. And then, a 20-minute montage of film clips was included in a simulcast hosted by Rick Warren and producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey that was streamed to churches and other venues across the country.

These clips give us our best look at the film yet, and they reveal some of the ways that this new version of Ben-Hur will differ from the versions that came before it.

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Ben-Hur news round-up: the need for forgiveness, and more

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Just a few quick notes about some Ben-Hur things that popped up last week.

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Watch: The coming of the Holy Spirit, interviews with the cast, and more from A.D. The Bible Continues

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The third episode of A.D. The Bible Continues airs this Sunday, and the powers that be have posted almost a dozen new clips and interviews to pique our interest.

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