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Bonus Features: Get ready for Easter with ‘The Ten Commandments’ on 4K

Brunch, colored eggs, bunnies… some traditions just scream Easter. When it comes to the big screen, no film is more iconic this time of year than “The Ten Commandments.”

While the 1956 Biblical epic doesn’t tell an Easter story, instead chronicling the life of Moses in the Old Testament, it has cemented itself as an Easter tradition. Now, in honor of the film’s 65th anniversary, you’ll be able to witness “The Ten Commandments” in sparkling 4K Ultra HD thanks to Paramount Home Entertainment.

“The Ten Commandments” marked the end of legendary director Cecil B. Demille’s career, and the film ensured he would be remembered long after he left the industry. Charlton Heston’s portrayal of Moses launched the actor to superstardom, and the film cemented itself as one of the all-time classic epics of cinema.

Charlton Heston as Moses in “The Ten Commandments.” (Paramount)

The 4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital Combo Pack will hit shelves March 30, just in time for the holiday weekend. While the home release doesn’t come with any new bonus features, the beautiful restoration itself is more than enough to make this worth your investment.

The new Dolby Vision version uses the 2010 6K restoration as its basis, in addition to over 150 hours of new color work and clean up done by Paramount. The 4K film begins with an introduction from DeMille.

The combo pack includes three discs, so let’s break them all down.

4K Ultra HD Disc

  • 1956 feature film in 4K Ultra HD
  • Commentary by Katherine Orrison, author of “Written in Stone: Making Cecil B. DeMille’s Epic The Ten Commandments

Blu-ray Disc #1

  • 1956 feature film in high definition (Part 1)
  • Commentary by Katherine Orrison, author of “Written in Stone: Making Cecil B. DeMille’s Epic The Ten Commandments

Blu-ray Disc #2

  • 1956 feature film in high definition (Part 2)
  • Commentary by Katherine Orrison, author of “Written in Stone: Making Cecil B. DeMille’s Epic The Ten Commandments
  • Newsreel footage of the film’s New York premiere
  • Theatrical trailers, including a 10-minute “Making of” trailer

“The Ten Commandments” (4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital) will release on March 30.

Zach Goins View All

Zach Goins is a member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association based in Raleigh, N.C. Zach co-founded Inside The Film Room in 2018 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the website and co-host of the podcast. Zach also serves as a film critic for CLTure.org.

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