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Cleopatra (Special Edition) Three DVD Set £4.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV
Cleopatra (Special Edition) Three DVD Set £4.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV

Cleopatra (Special Edition) Three DVD Set £4.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco @ HMV

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This epic, spectacular love story of Egyptian queen Cleopatra and the Roman leaders Julius Caesar and Marc Antony has dazzled audiences with its elaborate sets, daring costumes, and thrilling sea battle since its release, but these can't compare with Elizabeth Taylor as the mesmerizing Cleopatra, struggling to save her Egyptian empire. When this film was released, it was known as much for its opulent filmmaking as it was for its huge budget overruns--it took two years to film because of Taylor's various ailments and a major script rewrite by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, moving the shooting studio from England to Italy, and replacing the original director and the actors to play the Roman leaders--as well as the very public and tempestuous offscreen affair between costars Taylor and Richard Burton, who duplicated their romance on the silver screen as the doomed Cleopatra and her true love, Marc Antony. Despite all the hubbub surrounding the film, audiences realised that its spectacular story could not be denied, and it has remained a classic ever since. The triple-star power of Taylor, Burton, and Rex Harrison (playing Julius Caesar) radiates throughout this lengthy production, and Mankiewicz, a consummate magician at depicting the shadings of human emotion, directed this threesome in one of the most famous and gloriously powerful love triangles ever to be captured on film.

Special Features
Audio Commentary By Chris And Tom Mankiewicz, Martin Landau And Jack Brodsky
2 Hour Documentary Charting The Full Untold Story Of The Making Of Cleopatra
Featurette
Movietone News: Hollywood And New York Premieres
Theatrical Trailers
Stills Gallery
Widescreen
Languages- English
Subtitles- English
Region 2/PAL/Colour
Directed by:
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Starring:
Elizabeth Taylor
Richard Burton
Rex Harrison
Pamela Brown
Richard O'Sullivan
George Cole
Andrew Keir
Martin Landau
Francesca Annis
Martin Benson
Herbert Berghof
Hume Cronyn
Cesare Danova
Kenneth Haigh
Roddy McDowall
Robert Stephens
Gregoire Aslan
Roddy McDowall

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