Cleopatra Coming to Blu-ray on May 21

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Oct 24, 2004
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced today that Cleopatra will be available on Blu-ray for the first time on May 21.

CLEOPATRA Blu-ray Features:

Disc 1
● Cleopatra Through The Ages: A Cultural History
● Cleopatra’s Missing Footage
● Fox Movie Channel presents Fox Legacy with Tom Rothman
● Commentary with Chris Mankiewicz, Tom Mankiewicz, Martin Landau and Jack Brodsky
● The Cleopatra Papers: A Private Correspondence

Disc 2
● Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood
● The Fourth Star of Cleopatra
● Fox Movietone News
○ Archival Footage of the New York Premiere
○ Archival Footage of the Hollywood Premiere
● Commentary with Chris Mankieqicz, Tom Mankiewicz, Martin Landau and Jack Brodsky
● Theatrical Trailers

* Best Art Direction (won); Best Cinematography (won); Best Costume Design (won); Best Visual Effects (won); Best Picture (nominated); Best Actor (Rex Harrison) (nominated); Best Film Editing (nominated); Best Original Score (nominated); Best Sound Mixing (nominated)

CLEOPATRA BLU-RAY: (Catalog # 2277459)
Screen Format: 16:9
Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD-MA
French 5.1 DTS
Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital
Castilian 5.1 DTS
Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Castilian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, Hebrew, Icelandic and Mandarin
U.S. Rating: PG
Total Run Time 561 minute

I've never seen it so I might pick this up.
My biggest problem with this movie is that it really comes off as two seperate stories added together, and the first one (about Julius Caesar) is a lot better than the second one (about Mark Antony). Harrison gives the best performance in the film. Also, Cleopatra is far less interesting than the three main male characters (Caesar, Antony, and Octavian) despite being the title character.

On the plus side, the movie sure looks pretty and like I said, the first half is pretty great.
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