When she discovers that a slave named Pharon professes his love for her, Cleopatra makes a bargain with him: she will give him ten days of "love," at the end of which he is to commit suicide. He agrees, although the queen's handmaiden Iras, in love with the slave, isn't happy with the arrangement. Later when Cleopatra is seducing Marc Antony, her relationship with Pharon is used against her, but with little effect. She allies herself with Antony against Octavius, participates in a brief war, then meets her end rather than be subjected to Roman rule. Written by
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The restored version is a rip-off of Moroder's "Metropolis"!
The newly restored version that aired on TCM is a major rip-off of Giorgio Moroder's excellent restoration of "Metropolis". While the movies themselves are about as far apart as it gets, the people involved with this tried for the same success Moroder had. The opening song played during the credits is terrible, I could barely stand it, and the rest of the music played wasn't very good, either. The idea of adding songs and a modern soundtrack isn't a bad idea, it just wasn't done right. The film itself is quite good, and they did a good job with the restoration and tinting, but the whole experience was ruined by the awful music. If you can get your hands on a copy that has a decent soundtrack, I suggest that you view that instead.
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