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In honor of the iconic film’s 50th anniversary, the 243-minute premiere version of CLEOPATRA has been meticulously restored and presented on Blu-ray for a stunning high definition in-home viewing experience. Artfully packaged with a full-color book featuring rare images from the making of the film, the 2-disc Blu-ray edition is packed with dazzling bonus materials featuring never-before-seen exclusive content including Cleopatra’s lost footage, commentary from Chris Mankiewicz, Tom Mankiewicz, Martin Landau and Jack Brodsky, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and more.
Directed by Academy Award winner Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the historical epic shot on 70mm film was the highest grossing film of 1963, bringing in more than $24 million in its initial release. The film cost an unprecedented $42 million to make (equivalent to over $300 million today) and nearly bankrupted Twentieth Century Fox. In addition to elaborate sets and costumes, production delays and the relocation of principal filming from London to Rome added to the skyrocketing budget. A very public love affair between Taylor and Burton that blossomed during the three-year production meant that there was as much romance and intrigue off-screen as on-screen. The film later won four Academy Awards, and was nominated for five more, including Best Picture.
The opulence and grandeur of this epic spectacle has never been more glorious, as it comes to Blu-ray for the very first time. This 2-Disc 50th Anniversary Edition includes a collectible book that provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the making of this legendary film.
CLEOPATRA Blu-ray Features:
• Cleopatra Through The Ages: A Cultural History
• Cleopatra’s Missing Footage
• Fox Movie Channel presents Fox Legacy with Tom Rothman
• Commentary with Chris Mankiewicz, Tom Mankiewicz, Martin Landau and Jack Brodsky
• The Cleopatra Papers: A Private Correspondence
• Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood
• The Fourth Star of Cleopatra
• Fox Movietone News – Archival Footage of the New York Premiere and Hollywood Premiere
• Commentary with Chris Mankieqicz, Tom Mankiewicz, Martin Landau and Jack Brodsky
• Theatrical Trailers
For a chance to win a copy of CLEOPATRA 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION, simply answer the question below and submit answer though our CONTACT US page.
Elizabeth Taylor had a very public love affair with what Cleopatra co-star?
a) Chris Mankiewicz
b) Martin Landau
c) Richard Burton
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