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Cleopatra [Blu-ray]

  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region B Europe/Australia (info)
  • This epic, spectacular love story of Egyptian queen Cleopatra and the Roman leaders Julius Caesar and Marc Antony has dazzled audiences with its elaborate sets, daring costumes, and thrilling sea battle since its release, but these can't compare with Elizabeth Taylor as the mesmerizing Cleopatra, struggling to save her Egyptian empire. When this film was released, it was known as much for its opulent filmmaking as it was for its huge budget overruns--it took two years to film because of Taylor's various ailments and a major script rewrite by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, moving the shooting studio from England to Italy, and replacing the original director and the actors to play the Roman leaders--as well as the very public and tempestuous offscreen affair between costars Taylor and Richard Burton, who duplicated their romance on the silver screen as the doomed Cleopatra and her true love, Marc Antony. Despite all the hubbub surrounding the film, audiences realized that its spectacular story could not be denied, and it has remained a classic ever since. The triple-star power of Taylor, Burton, and Rex Harrison (playing Julius Caesar) radiates throughout this lengthy production, and Mankiewicz, a consummate magician at depicting the shadings of human emotion, directed this threesome in one of the most famous and gloriously powerful love triangles ever to be captured on film.

    Academy Awards Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (Color) 1963
    Academy Awards Best Costume Design (Color) 1963
    Academy Awards Best Special Visual Effects 1963
    Academy Awards Best Cinematography 1963 Leon Shamroy American Director of Photography

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  • Credits
    Elizabeth Taylor, Liz Taylor, Richard Burton, Richard Walter Jenkins, Rex Harrison, Roddy McDowall, Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall, Pamela Brown, George Cole, Hume Cronyn, Cesare Danova, Kenneth Haigh, Andrew Keir, Martin Landau, Robert Stephens, Francesca Annis, Martin Benson, Herbert Berghof, Gregoire Aslan, Richard O'Sullivan
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[A] gaudy-gorgeous pageant..."
    Entertainment Weekly

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