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The ten commandments [videorecording] / [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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  • 6 of 7 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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0 current holds with 7 total copies.

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 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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library DVD FIC TEN (Text) 33892005607172 Adult DVDs DVD None 05/07/2010 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1415718636
  • ISBN: 9781415718636
  • Physical Description: 3 videodiscs (220 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount DVD, [2006]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Some credits from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1956.
"50th anniversary collection"--Container.
"Enhanced for 16:9 TVs"--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).
1923 version: full screen format; English with French subtitles; recorded in Dolby digital stereo.
1923 version has special features: commentary by Katherine Orrison; hand-tinted footage of the Exodus and Parting of the Red Sea sequence.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. 1956 feature film, pt. 1 -- Disc 2. 1956 feature film, pt. 2 ; Special features ; Disc 3. 1923 silent film.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Loyal Griggs ; editing, Anne Bauchens ; music, Elmer Bernstein.
Participant or Performer Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: G; 1923 version and special features not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby digital 5.1 surround (English), 2.0 surround (English), and mono (French), NTSC.
Language Note:
English and dubbed French dialogue, English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
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.
Subject: Moses (Biblical leader) > Drama.
Ten commandments > Drama.
Exodus, The > Drama.
Israelites crossing the Red Sea (Biblical event) > Drama.
Ten commandments > Drama.
Bible stories > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Bible films.
Religious films.
Films for the hearing impaired.

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