William Wyler‘s 1959 epic, “Ben-Hur,” which dominated the Academy Awards in winning 11 Oscars, including best film, director, actor (Charlton Heston) and supporting actor (Hugh Griffith), is getting the superstar treatment in Warner’s 50th-anniversary ultimate collection edition arriving Tuesday in both regular DVD and Blu-ray.
Based on the novel by Lew Wallace, the period drama revolves around Judah Ben-Hur (Heston), a Palestinian nobleman [bold font by Big Hollywood] who is enslaved by the Romans, engages in one of the most thrilling chariot races ever captured on screen, and even encounters Jesus Christ.
Really? Palestinian? Last I checked, Ben-Hur was a Hebrew last name, and Judah a Hebrew first name.
Fact: there were no “Palestinians” at the time that Ben-Hur is set. The LA Times, like its counterpart in New York, seems determined to make a complete fool of itself with its blatantly anti-Semitic nonsense.