Cleopatra [50th Anniversary] [2 Discs]

Cleopatra [50th Anniversary] [2 Discs]

Director: Rouben Mamoulian, Darryl F. Zanuck Cast: Mankiewicz
, Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
, Richard Burton
Richard Burton
Cleopatra [50th Anniversary] [2 Discs]

Cleopatra [50th Anniversary] [2 Discs]

Director: Rouben Mamoulian, Darryl F. Zanuck Cast: Mankiewicz
, Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
, Richard Burton
Richard Burton


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In 1963, this colossal and opulent $60 million spectacular was epic in every sense of the word -- an epic investment, an epic in the annals of Hollywood gossip, and, ultimately, an epic flop that nearly dragged 20th Century Fox down the Nile along with Cleopatra's barge. Handsomely mounted by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who replaced Rouben Mamoulian as director after six days of shooting), the drama follows the eighteen tumultuous years that led to the founding of the Roman Empire. Cleopatra (Elizabeth Taylor) meets up with Julius Caesar (Rex Harrison) and plans to lure Caesar to her boudoir in order to forge an alliance with Rome so that she may hold on to her Egyptian empire. When Caesar is stabbed to death in the Roman Senate, Cleopatra is left without an ally, and Egypt is up for grabs. When Roman general Mark Antony (Richard Burton) comes along, she seduces him in order to make him over into her new protector. But, under the charms of Cleopatra, Mark Antony is reduced from a an awesome and dominating general to a sniveling, drunken wimp. At the Battle of Actium, Mark Antony is defeated and Cleopatra withdraws her troops, dooming Mark Antony and his army. With Egypt in peril, Antony and Cleopatra, the doomed lovers, meet each other for the last time, as the enemy forces close in.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/28/2013
UPC: 0024543864400
Original Release: 1963
Rating: G
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Language: English
Time: 4:08:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Audio Commentary by Chris Mankiewicz, Tom Mankiewicz, Martin Landau and Jack Brodsky

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elizabeth Taylor Cleopatra
Richard Burton Marcus Antonius
Rex Harrison Julius Caesar
Hume Cronyn Sosigenes
Cesare Danova Apollodorus
Pamela Brown High Priestess
George Cole Flavius
Kenneth Haigh Brutus
Andrew Keir Agrippa
Martin Landau Rufio
Roddy McDowall Octavian - Caesar Augustus
Robert Stephens Germanicus
Francesca Annis Eiras
Grégoire Aslan Pothinus,Actor
Martin Benson Ramos
John Doucette Achillas
Michael Hordern Cicero
Carroll O'Connor Casca
Andrew Faulds Canidius
Michael Gwynn Cimber
Isabelle Cooley Charmian
John Hoyt Cassius
Marne Maitland Euphranor
Richard O'Sullivan Pharaoh Ptolemy XIII
Gwen Watford Calpurnia
Douglas Wilmer Decimus
Peter Grant Palace Guard
Marie Devereux Bacchanal Reveler
Herbert Berghof Theodotos
Jacqueline Chan Lotos
Mike Steen Minor Role
Finlay Currie Titus
Jean Marsh Octavia
Meri Wells Cleopatra's Handmaiden
Peter Forster Officer
Jeremy Kemp Actor
Alex North Composer

Technical Credits
Joseph L. Mankiewicz Director,Screenwriter
Sidney Buchman Screenwriter
Ranald MacDougall Screenwriter
Walter Wanger Producer
Peter Levathes Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Cleopatra
1. Overture [2:30]
2. Main Titles [2:26]
3. Caesars Triumph [4:17]
4. Alexandria [7:01]
5. Cleopatra [1:55]
6. The Falling Sickness [5:14]
7. An Audience [4:37]
8. The Great Fire [2:55]
9. Under Attack [1:20]
10. The Fatal Drink [5:11]
11. Caesar's Justice [6:18]
12. A New Ally [:36]
13. A New Lover [3:48]
14. One World [1:38]
15. Antony's Concern [:33]
16. A Son [2:20]
17. Leaving Egypt [4:02]
18. Dictator For Life [:58]
19. The Queen Conquers Rome [2:57]
20. A King In Training [1:41]
21. Emperor Of Rome [3:41]
22. Caesar's Kingdom [1:51]
23. The Conspirators [5:17]
24. Visions Of Death [:39]
25. The Dream Is Over [2:50]
26. Entr'acte [3:44]
Disc #2 -- Cleopatra
27. Antony The Avenger [4:59]
28. The Need for Egypt [1:16]
29. Egypt Goes To Antony [3:18]
30. Antony Comes To Egypt [3:30]
31. Lovers At Last [:15]
32. The Problem With Antony [6:59]
33. A Marriage Of State [:36]
34. The Queen's Demands [7:21]
35. Jealousy And Politics [:13]
36. A Forced War [6:06]
37. Antony's Testament [1:57]
38. Brave Simplicity [7:48]
39. The Battle Of Actium [:17]
40. Antony's Retreat [2:33]
41. A Broken Man [4:39]
42. Octavian's Demands [1:11]
43. Waiting For Antony [1:28]
44. Cleopatra's Decision [3:32]
45. Two Legions Left [4:06]
46. Antony Stands Alone [:15]
47. The Ultimate Desertion [2:57]
48. The Dark Sleep [4:28]
49. Antony Is Dead! [5:51]
50. By Right Of Conquest [1:46]
51. Preparing To Go [3:39]
52. The Last Request [3:29]
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