The love affair that shook the world!
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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 10, 2018
- Originally Released: 2018
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region A
- Note: Claudette Colbert: Queen of the Silver Screen
- Cecil B. DeMille: Hollywood's Epic Director
- Forbidden Film: The Production Code Era
- Feature Commentary with Filmmaker F.X. Feeney
- Theatrical Trailer
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono - English
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
- DTS HD Master Audio - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Claudette Colbert, Warren William & Henry Wilcoxon|
|Performer:||Gertrude Michael, Joseph Schildkraut, Ian Keith, C. Aubrey Smith, Leonard Mudie, Irving Pichel & Arthur Hohl|
|Directed by||Cecil B. DeMille|
|Edited by||Anne Bauchens|
|Screenplay by||Waldemar Young & Vincent Lawrence|
|Composition by||Rudolph G. Kopp|
|Produced by||Cecil B. DeMille|
|Director of Photography:||Victor Milner|
Academy Awards 1934 - Best Cinematography: Victor Milner
Rex Harrison is the undisputed hit of the show as a subtle and sardonic Julius Caesar... Full Review
Rating: 3/5 -- Melodramatic, and camp as Christmas, but nothing like the disaster its reputation suggests.
Little White Lies
…Colbert steamed up the screen….Enjoyably overstuffed… -- Rating: B
Sad to say, however, the deep-revolving, witty Mankiewicz fails most where most he hoped to succeed. As drama and as cinema, Cleopatra is raddled with flaws. It lacks style both in image and in action. Full Review
Taylor inhabits the role with a focussed but uninhibited imperiousness, as when she turns Cleopatra's entrance into Rome, aboard a giant rolling sphinx, into the ultimate red-carpet photo op. Full Review
Rating: 4/5 -- Four-hour visual stunner requires patience, maturity. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Rating: 4/5 -- A stately but sometimes mindboggling spectacle. Full Review
Grandiose, epic, and vintage Hollywood. Claudette Colbert stars as the captivating and powerful Queen of Egypt in this classic Hollywood film. When Julius Caesar, the leader of the Roman Empire, succumbs to the charms of the sultry Cleopatra, he creates a scandal big enough to shake the marble pillars of Rome. The ruler pays dearly for his romance, for the outraged Roman Senate repudiates him and the fickle Cleopatra decides to protect her interests by bestowing her affections on her former lover's rival, Marc Antony. Remade in 1963 with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
- Additional crew members include David McDonald as Cullen Tate as Assistant Directors.
- Copyright 1934 Paramount Productions, Inc. Renewed 1961 by EMKA, Ltd.