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Old 09-29-2011, 12:39 PM   #1
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The UK branch of 20th Century Fox Entertainment has revealed that it will release Joseph L. Mankiewicz's legendary Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. The exact technical specs, supplemental features, and region coding status for this release are unknown at the moment, but the preliminary release date set by the studio is January 30th.

Special Features:

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
Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood
The Fourth Star of Cleopatra
Archival Footage of the New York Premiere
Archival Footage of the Hollywood Premiere
Theatrical Trailers

Note: A U.S. release date for Cleopatra is expected to be revealed soon.
http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=7457

Edit: Pre-order is up at Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cleopatra-Blu-ray-Elizabeth-Taylor/dp/B005QV2OV6/ref=sr_1_3?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1317381290&sr=1-3.
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if true that is INCREDIBLE news!!!!!!
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I hope it's getting a proper restoration like Ben-Hur, The Ten Commandments, and The Bridge on the River Kwai.
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I hope it's getting a proper restoration like Ben-Hur, The Ten Commandments, and The Bridge on the River Kwai.
Not just that, with UCE release please.
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Not just that, with UCE release please.
That doesn't bother me too much. If I can get everything minus the box and trinkets for $20 or less then I'll go that route. I did that with the Wal-Mart exclusive of Ben-Hur and don't regret it one bit.
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a 70mm print of it has been making the rounds this year
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this is one of Fox's most iconic films--I would certainly expect great quality of any bd release.
Fox would be eviscerated if they screwed up Cleopatra.
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this is one of Fox's most iconic films--I would certainly expect great quality of any bd release.
Fox would be eviscerated if they screwed up Cleopatra.
I wouldn't worry about it. Fox takes good care of their classics most of the time. Look at The Robe and The Sound of Music. I'm sure this one will be great too.
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Old 09-29-2011, 02:27 PM   #9
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Oh yes, day 1 buy.

This is true 70mm Todd-AO eye-candy. I'm assuming this will be the 243-minute version, but hopefully some of the 72 minutes cut from the initial 6-hour-cut could be included as extras. Adjusted for inflation, I think this is still the most expensive movie ever made.
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If this is coming out, I am getting it for sure.
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hopefully, a digibook version!!!
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That's good news but wouldn't it have made more sense to hold off and release the movie in 2013 as a 50th Anniversary Edition and released maybe The Poseidon Adventure instead in 2012 for its 40th Anniversary?

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I hope it's getting a proper restoration like Ben-Hur, The Ten Commandments, and The Bridge on the River Kwai.
It appears the studios are taking more initiative of properly restoring the classics films in HD for their Blu-ray release, than the newer movies.
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That's good news but wouldn't it have made more sense to hold off and release the movie in 2013 as a 50th Anniversary Edition and released maybe The Poseidon Adventure instead in 2012 for its 40th Anniversary?
It's quite possible 2013 would be the release date. I mean one would expect to have a bigger announcement for such a movie then just showing up on a website
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That's good news but wouldn't it have made more sense to hold off and release the movie in 2013 as a 50th Anniversary Edition and released maybe The Poseidon Adventure instead in 2012 for its 40th Anniversary?
Well I remain to be convinced that this is happening, but do the public really care about anniversaries? I don't think they give a damn. The Ben-Hur 50th Anniversary Edition is two years late, I wonder if Warner have had any complaints about that, I'd bet they've had zero. There's a lot of great old movies being released in the four months before Christmas. I think Fox should join the party.
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That's good news but wouldn't it have made more sense to hold off and release the movie in 2013 as a 50th Anniversary Edition and released maybe The Poseidon Adventure instead in 2012 for its 40th Anniversary?
if Warner can pass off Ben Hur Blu-ray as the 50th Anniversary Edition 2 years after the fact, I don't see any problem with Fox passing off Cleopatra Blu-ray as the 50th Anniversary a year to two early. And with the passing of Elizabeth Taylor earlier this year I'm surprised there hasn't been more of a rush to bring her films to Blu-ray.

I was thinking there must be a pretty good master of this available - a sub-channel of the Fox affiliate in Tucson broadcasts older movies in digital 480i and aired Cleopatra recently, and even though it was only standard def it looked much better than a DVD.
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Haven't even seen it and this is a no brainer. Day 1!
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Haven't even seen it and this is a no brainer. Day 1!
It's arguably Elizabeth Taylor's best film.
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Haven't even seen it and this is a no brainer. Day 1!
Id rent it first. This film didnt do as well as hoped and IIRC it was almost considered a bust at the time. It had an enormous budget and was very grand in scope but may or may not have worked as planned.

A 6.8 on IMDB is quite a ways below some of the other epics from that era, like Ben Hur and Lawrence of Arabia.

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