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Cleopatra

11 Ratings: 4.1
Classics movie directed by Darryl F. Zanuck, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and Rouben Mamoulian

   This 1963 extravaganza, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, is certainly an epic historical drama with all the elements: elaborate sets, intricate costuming, name actors, a factual basis, and an overlong script (just over four hours). But … see full wiki

Genre: Action, Adventure, Classics, Romance
1 review about Cleopatra

outstanding DVD presentation

  • Nov 2, 2001
Rating:
+5
This is an outstanding presentation of the classic CLEOPATRA, renowned as being one of the costliest and most exessive movies ever made.

Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Rex Harrison all give superb performances. They are more than equaled by a supporting cast that includes Martin Landau, Roddy McDowall, Hume Cronyn and Francesca Annis.

This splendid DVD set comprises the Road-Show version of the film including Overture and Intermission, along with a bonus disc containing art galleries, documentaries and trailers.

Although the film was regarded as the one that almost bankrupt 20th Century Fox, it broke box-office records when first released and has since made it's money back in countless re-releases and television screenings.

Originally screened in a length of 6 hours, the Road-Show version runs for 4 hours. The cutting of the film was instigated by Darryl Zanuck, who decided the film was too long to be screened in one sitting. Archivists and restoration experts have since looked for the missing two hours of film, hoping to restore the film to it's proper length and re-releasing it.

This DVD is a beautiful testament to one of the most ravishing films ever made...CLEOPATRA.

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