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Review: Cleopatra

4 June 2013 1:16 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

There is a sumptuousness and exotic look and feel to the Ancient Egyptian culture that I have always been drawn to. The clothing, décor, architecture – it has always been utterly fascinating and their monarchies and dynasties are as rich as any in Europe. One of the best biographies I read in the last few years was Stacy Schiff’s Cleopatra, which mined all known existing records about the Queen and attempts to weave together the most likely version of her storied life and death.

On the other hand, the 1963 spectacle of the same name merely adapted Plutarch’s version of events. Today, Cleopatra has become shorthand for a bloated misfire of a film and is always cited as the one that nearly caused 20th Century-Fox to crumble. The studio survived and has had the last laugh, making a fortune off the film ever since. Out now is the overdue Blu-ray »

- Robert Greenberger

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Details For ‘Cleopatra’ 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray Release

8 May 2013 3:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Global Celebration Includes an Exclusive Partnership with Bulgari, prestigious Italian Jeweler, collected by Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

Meticulously Restored Film to Premiere at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival

Bulgari to Unveil Exclusive Jewelry Piece To Benefit The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

Cleopatra 50th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray from May 13th in the UK

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, in partnership with Bulgari, is pleased to announce a global celebration fit for a queen to commemorate Cleopatra’s 50th anniversary and pay tribute to the enduring legacy of its stars, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

Directed by Academy Award® winner Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the historical epic shot on 70mm film took home four Academy Awards and was the highest grossing films of 1963 earning more than $57 million in its initial release. Cleopatra infamously cost an unprecedented $42 million to make (equivalent to over $300 million today) and was racked with scandal as the onscreen »

- Dan Bullock

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Restored Cleopatra Print To Premiere At 2013 Cannes Film Festival On May 21

6 May 2013 3:34 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Credit: Twentieth Century Fox

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, in partnership with Bulgari, is pleased to announce a global celebration fit for a queen to commemorate Cleopatra’s 50th anniversary and pay tribute to the enduring legacy of its stars, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

Directed by Academy Award® winner Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the historical epic shot on 70mm film took home four Academy Awards and was the highest grossing films of 1963 earning more than $57 million in its initial release. Cleopatra infamously cost an unprecedented $42 million to make (equivalent to over $300 million today) and was racked with scandal as the onscreen love affair between Cleopatra (Taylor) and Mark Antony (Burton) spilled over into real life during the three-year production in Rome. Burton celebrated his great love for Ms. Taylor with exquisite gifts from Bulgari.

Twentieth Century Fox has meticulously restored the 243-minute original theatrical version of Cleopatra to commemorate its 50th anniversary. »

- Michelle McCue

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Blu Crew: Cleopatra, Enter the Dragon 40th Anniversary, and Gangster Squad

8 March 2013 5:56 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

More and more great films keep coming to the blu-ray format and details and dates for two classic films have been released, as well as details on the more recent film, Gangster Squad.  Come inside to check out all the details on the latest films coming to the blu-ray format. 

It's hard to believe, but it's been fifty years since Elizabeth Taylor's Cleopatra film released in theaters.  In order to commemorate the milestone Fox is releasing a special 50th Anniversary blu-ray with never before seen footage and a slew of other features, on May 21, 2013.  Read the press release below for full details:

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is proud to announce that the four-time Academy Award® winning* classic Cleopatra, will be released on Blu-ray Disc for the first time May 21 in a special golden anniversary edition and is available for pre-order at major retailers.

In honor of the iconic film’s 50th anniversary, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Cleopatra 50th Anniversary Blu-ray Debuts May 21st

1 March 2013 4:02 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is proud to announce that the four-time Academy Award winning classic Cleopatra, will be released on Blu-ray Disc for the first time May 21 in a special golden anniversary edition and is available for pre-order at major retailers.

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 Christopher Mankiewicz, Tom Mankiewicz, Martin Landau and Jack Brodsky, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and more. Additionally, fans can watch footage from the film's original theatrical premieres in both New York and Los Angeles.

To kick-off a global celebration commemorating the film and its special edition Blu-ray release, »

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