Cleopatra 50th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray
By DAVID WEINER
May 28, 2013
The classic, almost mythical production starring the mesmerizing Elizabeth Taylor as the glamorous and cunning queen of Egypt and Richard Burton as Roman leader Mark Antony – a mega-budgeted film featuring elaborate sets and costumes that nearly bankrupted Twentieth Century Fox -- is now on Blu-ray in celebration of its 50th anniversary! The 243-minute premiere version of the film has been meticulously restored and artfully packaged with a full-color book featuring rare images from the making of the film, plus bonus materials including Cleopatra's lost footage, the film's original theatrical premieres in both New York and Los Angeles, commentary from Chris Mankiewicz, Tom Mankiewicz, Martin Landau and Jack Brodsky, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more.