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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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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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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Ben-Hur news round-up: Interviews with the Irish press!

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A few more Ben-Hur-themed news items as the film continues to roll out overseas.

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Ben-Hur news round-up: Even more cast & crew interviews

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Ben-Hur-themed news items are still trickling in as the film rolls out overseas.

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Ben-Hur news round-up: Many more cast & crew interviews!

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

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