Ben-Hur: Collector's Edition: The Silent Version (1925) Before William Wyler's grand epic, this 1925 silent version of Ben-Hur stunned audiences with lavish sets and a spectacular chariot race. An orchestral score from acclaimed Hollywood composer Carl Davis is added to this version of Fred Niblo's film. The picture went on to become the third-highest-grossing silent film of all time. Ramon Novarro stars as Judah Ben-Hur, Francis X. Bushman plays Messala, and May McAvoy takes on the role of Esth
The Bible Collection: David (1997) Nathaniel Parker stars as David, the shepherd boy who grew to be king of Israel, as his saga comes to life in this epic production originally broadcast on TNT -- part of a series of tales from the Old and New Testament. From his legendary battle with the Philistine giant Goliath to his struggles with King Saul (Jonathan Pryce) -- and his love for a forbidden woman (Sheryl Lee) -- David's life is full of unforgettable dramas. Leonard Nimoy co-stars.
The Ten Commandments (1923) Using California's dunes as a proxy for Egyptian sands, acclaimed director Cecil B. DeMille launched his first film production of The Ten Commandments, casting Theodore Roberts as Moses and Charles de Rochefort as the powerful pharaoh Rameses. Though epic in scale, only half this silent movie focuses on the well-known biblical tale; the second part, set in the 1920s, uses the commandments saga as a preface for a morality yarn about two brothers.