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The ten commandments

Author: Cecil B DeMilleAeneas MacKenzieCharlton HestonYul BrynnerAnne BaxterAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount DVD, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Bible films
Religious films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
DVD-Video discs
Drama
Epic films
Fiction films
Films for the hearing impaired
Historical films
Religious
Historical
Named Person: Moses, (Biblical leader); Moses, (Biblical leader); Moses, (Biblical leader); Moses, (Biblical leader)
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Cecil B DeMille; Aeneas MacKenzie; Charlton Heston; Yul Brynner; Anne Baxter; Edward G Robinson; Yvonne De Carlo; Debra Paget; John Derek; Cedric Hardwicke; Nina Foch; Martha Scott; Judith Anderson; Vincent Price; John Carradine; Katherine Orrison; Loyal Griggs; Elmer Bernstein; Anne Bauchens; Adolph Zukor; Jesse L Lasky; Jeanie MacPherson; Gaylord Carter; Theodore Roberts; Richard Dix; Rod La Rocque; Paramount Pictures Corporation.; Motion Pictures Associates.
ISBN: 1415718636 9781415718636
OCLC Number: 64668011
Language Note: English and dubbed French dialogue, English subtitles; closed-captioned; 1923 version: English with French subtitles.
Notes: Based on the Holy Scriptures and other ancient and modern writings.
Some credits from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1956.
"50th anniversary collection"--Container.
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 has special features: commentary by Katherine Orrison; hand-tinted footage of the Exodus and Parting of the Red Sea sequence.
Credits: Director of photography, Loyal Griggs ; editing, Anne Bauchens ; music, Elmer Bernstein.
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.
Awards: Academy Award for Best Special Effects; Academy Award Nominations for Best Picture, Best Cinematography (Color), Best Art Direction/Set Decoration, Best Costume Design (Color), Best Film Editing, and Best Sound Recording.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: G; 1923 version and special features not rated.
Description: 3 videodiscs (220 min., 136 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; region 1 ; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16:9 TVs (1956 version) ; fullscreen presentation (1923 silent film) ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround (English), 2.0 surround (English), and mono (French), 1923 version: Dolby Digital stereo ; NTSC.
Contents: Disc 1. 1956 feature film, pt. 1 --
Disc 2. 1956 feature film, pt. 2 ; Special features --
Disc 3. 1923 silent film.
Other Titles: Cecil B. De Mille's The ten commandments
Ten commandments (Motion picture : 1923)
Responsibility: [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.

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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.

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