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The Ten Commandments Blu-ray



The Ten Commandments Blu-ray

The Movie



Although the first part of the film is set in ancient Egypt with Moses (Theodore Roberts) and Rameses (Charles De Roche), the central focus is the 1920s story of two brothers — John (Richard Dix) and Dan McTavish (Rod La Rocque). John, a carpenter, is the son who embodies the laws of Moses, while Dan, a corrupt contractor, lives a life of sin. When a tragedy caused by Dan kills the brothers’ mother (Edythe Chapman), Dan tries to redeem his wicked ways. But more hard lessons await him.

Directed By: Cecil B. Demille

Written By: Jeanie Macpherson

Starring: Theodore Roberts (Moses), Charles de Rochefort (Rameses), Estelle Talyor (Miriam), Julia Faye (The Wife of Pharaoh), Pat Moore (The Son of Pharaoh), James Neill (Aaron), Lawson Butt (Dathan), Clarence Burton (The Taskmaster), and much more.


Enjoying a life of ease in the court of Egypt’s pharaoh, Moses (Charlton Heston) discovers his Hebrew heritage and, later, God’s expectations of him. He dedicates himself to liberating his people from captivity and — with the aid of plagues and divine intervention — manages to lead them out of Egypt and across the Red Sea. A greater challenge comes in the form of the golden calf idol, however, and it takes an unforgettable visitation by God on Mount Sinai for Moses’ mission to prevail.

Directed By: Cecil B. DeMille

Written By: Dorothy Clarke Wilson, J.H. Ingraham, A.E. Southon, Aeneas Mackenzie, Jesse Lasky Jr, Jack Gariss, & Fedric M. Frank

Starring: Charlton Heston (Moses), Yul Brynner (Rameses), Anne Baxter (Nefretiri), Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo (Sephora), Debra Paget (Lilia), John Derek (Joshua), Cedric Hardwicke (Sethi), and much more.

Genre: Action & Drama

Rating: G

Runtime: 1923- Approx. 136 Minutes; 1956- Approx. 231 Minutes

Blu-ray Details


  • English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
  • English: Dolby Digital 2.0
  • French: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Spanish: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Portuguese: Dolby Digital 2.0


  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1, 1.33:1
  • Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1, 1.85:1
  • Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Portuguese, & Spanish

Special Features

Commentary by Katherine Orrison, author of “Written in Stone: Making Cecil B. DeMille’s Epic, The Ten Commandments

1923 Features

  • Hand Tinted FOotage of the Exodus and Parting of the Red Sea Sequence
  • Photo Gallery

1956 Features

  • Newsreel: The Ten Commandments premiere in New York
  • Theatrical Trailers: 1956 “Making of” Trailer/ 1966 Trailer/ 1989 Trailer
  • The Ten Commandments: Making Miracles
  • Photo Gallery

Catch The Ten Commandments out on Blu-ray with the 1923 & 1956 Features Films March 10th!