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Title: Cleopatra: 50th Anniversary Collection
Starring: Elizabeth Taylor
Released: 21st May 2013

Further Details:
Twentieth Century Fox will be releasing


on May 21st, in celebration of the film's 50th Anniversary. The two-disc Blu-ray collection will feature DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 English, DTS 5.1 French and Castilian, Dolby Digital 5.1 Spanish and Portuguese audio options, and English, French, Spanish, Castilian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, Hebrew, Icelandic and Mandarin subtitles.

Extras will include:
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

Cleopatra: 50th Anniversary Collection

Quote: Directed by Academy Award winner Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the historical epic shot on 70mm film was the highest grossing film of 1963, bringing in more than $24 million in its initial release. The film cost an unprecedented $42 million to make (equivalent to over $300 million today) and nearly bankrupted Twentieth Century Fox. In addition to elaborate sets and costumes, production delays and the relocation of principal filming from London to Rome added to the skyrocketing budget. A very public love affair between Taylor and Burton that blossomed during the three-year production meant that there was as much romance and intrigue off-screen as on-screen. The film later won four Academy Awards, and was nominated for five more, including Best Picture.

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