‘The 10 Commandments’ 4K UHD Blu-ray Announced: Get the Full Scoop

The Ten Commandments 4K Release Date

Paramount Home Entertainment have revealed their full plans to bring The 10 Commandments to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on a now confirmed March 30th, 2021 release date — just in time for Easter.

Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 epic should look fantastic in 4K UHD in celebration of the film’s 65th anniversary.


Paramount describes the new 4K transfer that includes Dolby Vision as follows:

“As part of the restoration done in 2010, the film was scanned in 6K and those files were the basis for this brand-new Dolby Vision version, which shows off the full beauty of the original VistaVision negative. The VistaVision format used special cameras to feed 35mm film into the camera horizontally in order to capture a wider image spread over two 35mm film frames, giving VistaVision twice the resolution of regular 35mm film.  In addition, Paramount spent well over 150 hours doing new color work and clean-up on the scan.  The move to Dolby Vision created the opportunity to further improve the look of the film:  blacks are enhanced and improvements were made to smooth out special effects mattes to create the most vibrant and pristine image possible.”

The 4K presentation will commence with an introduction by DeMille and be followed by an intermission, an overture/exit music card, and an entr’acte card. Audio attached to the 4K presentation is 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (lossless).

Three discs will be included in this set as well as a Digital copy. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect.

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 1

  • 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 at 10-minute “making of” trailer

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