Magnificent collector's edition
Many others have made commentary about the plot 0f the 1959 version, a true epic with an epic musical score. the film has never looked better. it is *not* however 'a tale of the christ' at all, but a tale of many religions and races. the 1925 version restoration with the 1987 music score is startling. i find it, in many ways, a more compelling story telling than the 1959 version, and the visuals/effects/cinematography are stupendous for the time. the bonus disc 4 documentary does not dissapoint. the impact of the innovation of the 1959 ben hur is compellingly made, with interesting discussion of cameras, lighting, costumes, musical score, and special effects. anyone who wishes to appreciate the epics of today should study this documentary. not to be missed.