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Ben-Hur Released in 3D on August 19, 2016

 Paramount Pictures released "Ben-Hur" staring Morgan Freeman and Jack Huston in stereoscopic 3D this week. The chariot race required 86 horses, 20 stuntmen, 60 horse crew and 80 GoPro cameras, as well as chariots with wheels cut from solid blocks of aluminium. Watch the videos here under.

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The Trailers

The Story

BEN-HUR is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption. Based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. Also starring Morgan Freeman and Rodrigo Santoro.

Many GoPros

The producers used 80 Go Pro cameras attached to the charioteers, chariots and horses in the making of the chariot race.

The Book

The book "Ben-Hur" was so well received by 19th century Christians, it became the first book Protestant ministers encouraged their congregations to read. As the play was adapted for live stage performances, congregations were encouraged to go to the theaters. Before General Wallace wrote the book, it was taboo for “good Christians” to read novels or go to plays. A lot of people really do not understand today the impact the book had on popular culture and religion. (Read the full paper in Journalreview)

More Info

Ben-Hur is on IMDB. The Official web site is here.