Sorry to nitpick, but The Ten Commandments doesn't quite take place during roman times.
Warners hinted at starting a wave of silents, so I'd look out for Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ in the next year or two. If you think the 1959 version is great, see the silent version. I think both are fantastic movies, but it has a superior chariot race sequence, IMO.
They didn't specifically say what would be released in the wave...but Ben-Hur is clearly one of their crown jewels.
If you get "Cleopatra" get a copy with the AMC sticker on the front. That's more apt to be the second pressing which restored the Exit Music. The first pressing left off the Exit Music (thanks in part to concerns raised here in HTF about that, Fox went back and fixed this, which is more than I can say for other studios that have done similar screw-ups).
Warners has some neat spectaculars they haven't released and they currently have no plans to do so - Helen of Troy Silver Chalice King Richard and the Crusaders ( a movie so silly, it makes Prince Valiant and King Richard and the Crusaders look like Shakespeare by comparison.) Quo Vadis is plannned, aftermore restoration work, for end of 2004. BTW - the transfer of Cleopatra is truly stunning and the extras are great. Paramount - where is Samson and Delilah? Fox - we need The Egyptian. Miramax now seems to have no intentions of releasing Fall of the Roman Empire and El Cid.
Agreed on Samson And Delilah. We also need DeMille's early 30s spectacles, "Cleopatra" (Claudette Colbert was a much sexier Cleopatra than La Liz), "Sign Of The Cross" and the silent "Ten Commandments" and "King Of Kings".