A Special Edition DigiBook set of both the 1923 silent and 1956 films is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 10th via Paramount. Both of these films were directed by the legendary Cecil B. DeMille and are here presented together for the first time in a 3-disc set. The classic 1956 film starred Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, and Vincent Price. Tech specs have not yet been detailed for the release. So, stay tuned for some updates regarding this release. UPDATE: This Blu-ray set is now available for preorder over at Amazon. Bonus materials, physical and on the disc(s), set to be included are listed below.
- A 16-page booklet featuring rare photos and historical facts about both productions.
- An in-depth, 73-minute documentary entitled “The Ten Commandments: Making Miracles”
- Audio commentary on the 1956 film by Katherine Orrison, author of “Written in Stone: Making Cecil B. DeMille’s Epic, The Ten Commandments”
- Newsreel footage of the film’s New York premiere
- Theatrical trailers
- Hand-tinted footage of the Exodus and Parting of the Red Sea sequence from the 1923 version
- A two-color Technicolor segment
- Photo galleries
Further below, after the break, you can find even more details regarding this upcoming special release of the films on Blu-ray.
CECIL B. DEMILLE’S LEGENDARY EPIC ARRIVES IN A SPECTACULAR
BLU-RAY™ DIGIBOOK PERFECT FOR EASTER GIFT-GIVING
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Debuting March 10, 2020, Special Collector’s Edition Includes Both the 1923 and 1956 Films, Plus a 16-Page Booklet with Rare Photos and Background About Both Movies
For sheer pageantry and spectacle, few motion pictures can claim to equal the splendor of renowned director Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 epic THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. Arriving in time for Easter gift-giving, the beloved masterpiece will be presented in a new Blu-ray Digibook on March 10, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment.
This spectacular release features three Blu-ray Discs™ and includes not only the fully restored 1956 version of the film, but also DeMille’s original 1923 silent version, as well as a 16-page booklet featuring rare photos and historical facts about both productions. The set also includes an in-depth, 73-minute documentary entitled “The Ten Commandments: Making Miracles,” commentary on the 1956 film by Katherine Orrison, author of “Written in Stone: Making Cecil B. DeMille’s Epic, The Ten Commandments,” newsreel footage of the film’s New York premiere, theatrical trailers, hand-tinted footage of the Exodus and Parting of the Red Sea sequence from the 1923 version, a two-color Technicolor segment, and photo galleries.
DeMille’s last motion picture made Charlton Heston a superstar and remains a cinematic triumph and perennial fan-favorite. Filmed in Egypt and the Sinai with one of the biggest sets ever constructed for a motion picture, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS tells the story of the life of Moses (Heston). Once favored in the Pharaoh’s (Yul Brynner) household, Moses turned his back on a privileged life to lead his people to freedom.