This week’s $1 movie rental at Amazon and iTunes is last year’s take on the 1959 classic Ben-Hur. It tells the story of a Jewish prince who is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he then regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. Typically $5 or more, this film is rated PG-13 and it received 3.8/5 stars by Amazon shoppers.
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.