The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments

DVD - 2011
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Filmed in Egypt and the Sinai with one of the biggest sets ever constructed for a motion picture, this epic tells the story of the life of Moses. Once favored in the Pharaoh's household, Moses turned his back on a privileged life to lead his people to freedom.


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Jan 30, 2018

We would watch this every Easter/Palm Sunday. Great movie, classic.

Nov 17, 2017

I saw this movie as a boy. The acting performances by all the main characters are terrific. The movie sets a phenomenal. The color is rich. The directing is stupendous. For audiences of 1956 they were much more faithful and reverent than those of today's turned away from God audiences. This movie could not be remade today anymore than it was possible to redo Ben Hur. My only criticism is that Cecil B. deMIlle left out some of the plagues of Egypt. How can you be true to the Bible if you don't add in all seven plagues? I condemn the review of Fuzzy-Wuzzy. He wants nothing more than to criticize anyone that believes in God. What a louse of a person.

Apr 19, 2017

A movie that truly deserves to be called a classic. Of course it's old-fashioned, obvious, and full of hammy acting. But Yul Brynner, Edward G Robinson, Vincent Price, and Anne Baxter are as wonderful a company of villains as any in the history of film. This aids greatly in establishing the epic scope, which is precisely what later film versions of the Moses stories lack, and the reason this one is still the best.

Apr 19, 2016

Very well done. Excellent movie.

Mar 21, 2016

This is one of the best films ever made! The actors, sets, and script are sensational! Every family should watch this film!

Sep 17, 2015

Filmed on location in Egypt, Mount Sinai and the Sinai Peninsula, the film was DeMille's last and most successful work.
It is a partial remake of his 1923 silent film of the same title, and features one of the largest sets ever created for a film.
At the time of its release on November 8, 1956, it was the most expensive film made.
The parting of the Red Sea was considered the most difficult special effect ever performed up to that time.
This effect took about six months of VistaVision filming, and combined scenes shot on the shores of the Red Sea in Egypt, with scenes filmed at Paramount Studios in Hollywood of a huge water tank split by a U-shaped trough, into which approximately 360,000 gallons of water were released from the sides, as well as the filming of a giant waterfall also built on the Paramount backlot to create the effect of the walls of the parted sea out of the turbulent backwash.
It looks quite amazing.
You should see it with your own eyes.

Sep 13, 2015

Hold your horses, folks! Don't get me wrong. I'm not ridiculing Christianity here. But, Holy Mother of God! The Ten Commandments was gloriously, outrageously, right over-the-top BAD!

From some of the most laughable dialogue under the sun to the blatancy of director, Cecil B. DeMille's sexual innuendos, The Ten Commandments has got to be one of the most expensive hack-jobs ever laid down on film.

With this being an "Old Testament" story, any references one might expect to mercy, justice and charity (in this particular biblical tale) are clearly out of place here.

When I watched this film as a naive child, I was mesmerized, thinking it to be really spectacular comic-book fare. But, now, seeing it as an adult, it was just very, very bad (and ridiculous) comic-book fare.

The Ten Commandments was well-crafted, hokey, wooden, hypocritical, and garish junk. Only the most naive, starry-eyed fool would take this film and its preposterous religious message at face value.

The Ten Commandments gets a 2-star rating solely for the sake of art. There's no counting how many stars it gets for being the perfect fuel for any heavy-duty drinking party. 'Cause that's the only way this film was meant to be enjoyed - Drunk!

Dec 17, 2014

I agree 100%! Great movie!

Dec 15, 2014

This movie is amazing. I love it even more than Ben Hur. They took creative liscense in just the right places and turned one of the best Bible accounts into a great live-action movie. One of the greatest films of a great era. I love it. The actors are superb; Heston and Brynner are perfect for their roles. And the story has the same powerful potency that respects the original Biblical recording. This is when people made Bible movies that actually paid attention and gave credit to the author, God. Not some cheap biblical re-makes from Hollywood now (*cough* NOAH MOVIE! *cough*) that twist and distort the original story into something completely different. That's why this movie is set apart from the rest. Something you can watch again and again.

May 12, 2014

Epic film about the story of Moses. Charlton Heston was tailor made to play the role of Moses. Plays with a sense of wonder and spectacle. Some of the most impressive sets that DIrector Cecil B DeMille had built for this monumental motion picture that he had previously filmed in the 1920's. I thought Yul Brenner pulled off a magnificent action coup as Ramsees adding the right amount of wickedness and cold hearted nature to his performance. Vincent Price also has a significent role here as Bakka the Slave Driver. Boasting an all star cast Ten Commandments is grand cinema.

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Jan 30, 2018

Nefretiri: But I have saved your son, Moses.

Moses: It is not my son who will die. It is... it is the firstborn of Egypt. It is your son, Nefretiri!

Nefretiri: No. You would not dare strike Pharaoh's son!

Moses: In the hardness of his heart, Pharaoh has mocked God and brings death to his own son!

Nefretiri: But he is my son, Moses. You would not harm my son.

Moses: By myself, I am nothing. It is the power of God which uses me to work His will.

Nefretiri: You would not let Him do this to me. I saved your son!

Moses: I cannot save yours.

Apr 19, 2017

Rameses: You will be my wife. You will come to me whenever I call you, and I will enjoy that very much - whether you enjoy it or not is your own affair. But I think you will.

Dec 15, 2014

Moses: It would take more than a man to deliver these people. It would take a God. But if I could free them...I would!


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Feb 15, 2018

Sexual Content: Mild nudity.


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