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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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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Review: Ben-Hur (dir. Timur Bekmambetov, 2016)

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In theory, there is no reason why anyone shouldn’t make a new version of Ben-Hur. Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel has been dramatized several times already, and the most famous film of them all — the 1959 adaptation with Charlton Heston — deviated from the book in ways that arguably made it a less-than-definitive adaptation of the source material. (Among other things, the Heston film is less overt about its Christianity than the silent 1925 version.) So I was prepared to give the new movie a chance.

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Ben-Hur news round-up: Lots and lots of interviews!

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Ben-Hur comes to theatres tonight. Here’s one last pre-release news round-up.

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Ben-Hur — the first reviews are in, and they’re not that good

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At last, one day before it comes to the multiplex, the first reviews of Ben-Hur are here — and for the most part, they’re not that positive. Here’s a quick sampling.

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