CLEOPATRA Region Free BRD

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  1. trajan

    trajan Screenwriter

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    Take this with a large grain of salt, but the North American forum at bluray .com is reporting a Jan. 30 2012 release of CLEOPATRA from a video retailer called HMV in Great Britian. I don't like rumors, but I find this interesting.
     
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    I sure hope this rumor becomes fact!!
     
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    Me too.
    John, where did you get the cover art from? I couldn't find it on the HMV website.
     
  5. John Hodson

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    That art is up at Play.com (with no release date), but it is on pre-order at TheHut group (Sendit, Zavvi, TheHut) at under £12 with the release date given as above.
    EDIT; and Sainsburys...
     
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    I had heard this was planned for release sometime during the next 6 mos. Nice to see my sources are pretty accurate
     
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    I sure hope so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    YES! My favourite movie EVER! I've been wanting this forever.
    I am, however, a little baffled that they aren't releasing this before Christmas, especially with all the press Dame Elizabeth's auction is going to get in December. I'm making the trip just to see her possessions on display...they're taking over the entire Christie's showroom!
     
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    I'm seriously surprised at the lack of Dame Elizabeth on Blu-ray, as I'd have thought her passing might have prompted Warner, Paramount and Fox to bring out some of her biggies on Blu-ray ("Virginia Woolf", "Raintree County", "A Place in the Sun" and "Cleopatra" chief among them). All we really got was a TCM Greatest... release on DVD.
    Do I hold my breath on this having the "lost footage"? Perhaps not... But I'll still be buying!
     
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    I agree, Byron. I'd also love to see National Velvet on Blu...it desperately needs to be restored.
    I'm interested to see how Fox will present this on Blu...whether they will port over that excellent 2hr documentary that was dropped for the reissue. I'm hoping that they'll also allow us to view the deleted scenes that they've unearthed, like the original opening sequence of Cleopatra living in her camp in exile.
    I bought the Ben-Hur set today and am hoping that it'll get similar deluxe treatment.
     
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    Found the listing for special features on Play.com:
    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
     
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    Would like to see this one on blu. I think it is a good film.
     
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    Screaming with excitement now. If any film was made for Blu-ray it was "Cleopatra".
    So glad that the 2-hour Cleo doco is included. It's a fascinating piece and I've re-watched it often (the last time just after Taylor passed). D'ya think the missing footage will be re-instated into the film or offered as an extra (a la the Directors' Cut of "Darling Lili" on DVD)?
     
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    I'd say just as an extra... I wonder if anything else has turned up since the last release?
    Anyway...I can't wait!! Still wish this was coming before the holidays!
     
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    Glad to see it popping up on another site, John!
    Is it January yet?:D
     
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    The CLEOPATRA announcment is now in the news section of bluray.com. stating the UK release and saying that a US release date is coming soon.
     
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    Thanks for the update, Lar!
    I wonder if there's a chance that we'll get it in North America before Christmas? It would be wise for them to capitalize on all of the Elizabeth Taylor auction press, as well as the Christmas buying season.
     
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    Just a note of interest- DOCTOR DOLITTLE comes out in bluray Oct 21 in Germany.
     
  20. Andrew Budgell

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    I wonder why DOCTOR DOLITTLE isn't being released in North America, too?
     

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