|Box Art of Newly Released Blu-Ray version|
There are many well known actors and actresses in this movie. This is one of Charlton Heston's well known roles and he is remembered very well as being Moses. You might also recognize Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo (The Munsters), John Derek, and Yul Brynner (The King and I).
|Moses (Charlton Heston) with the stone tablets that have|
the Ten Commandments written on them. Joshua (John Derek)
stands behind him.
All the actors and actresses acted very well. Charlton Heston was absolutely wonderful as Moses! Could there have been a more suited actor for Moses? I hope that this movie is never remade (which seems to be the Hollywood trend at the moment), because no one could beat Charlton Heston as Moses. I don't think that anyone could (or should) reproduce this movie: all the actors and actresses were so well suited for their roles.
In today's movies, there might be a few extras that are replicated a bunch of times to give the appearance of a large crowd. Not with The Ten Commandments. Every person you see in a crowd is real. According to IMDB, "At least 14,000 extras and 15,000 animals were used, during the production and acting, as the movie was being filmed." It's breathtaking all the people that were in this movie!
|The Parting of the Red Sea|
|Pharaoh's palace. Next to Pharaoh on his right is Rameses|
(Yul Brynner), and on his left sitting is Nefretiri (Anne Baxter).
The music is very powerful! If you would like to hear samples, I think this is a link to the CD page at Amazon where you can listen to samples.
|Bithiah and baby Moses|
I highly recommend this movie! It's a definite classic and well worth watching. If you have a chance to watch it on Blu-Ray, watch it! It was remastered very well, indeed! The colors really pop out and are very striking.
The Ten Commandments is available on DVD and Blu-Ray. It runs for 220 minutes.