TCFHE Press Release: Cleopatra 50th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray) (Limited Edition Blu-ray)

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  1. Moe Dickstein

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    I'm not saying its not wrong, im saying i couldn't care less ;) In fact, I prefer being able to get directly into the film in a home presentation. Honestly I usually just watch the first half of this film anyway :D
     
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    A lot of people find/have found that the first half with Rex Harrison so prominent is far more interesting than the second half where Richard Burton is so prominent.
     
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    Same here, I think the first half would have made for a really good standalone movie if extended to the originally intended 3 hours something. Richard Burton stumbling around as the biggest loser in antiquity in the second half is really depressing and drags down the movie.
     
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    I've always felt the first half was a crackerjack film and the second half rather a dud. But I'll look forward to revisiting it when it's finally released. I haven't watched the DVD in quite a few years.
     
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    The price went up - see first post.
     
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    It'll come down again. I agree about it being a film of two halves. I think the first half is really good, but the second half, what a drag! You have to feel sorry for Richard Burton, he's hardly in the first half & whiny in the second, all his good stuff must have been cut out.
     
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    I know prices fluctuate on amazon, but increase was a big one. Glad I preordered at the lower pice.
     
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    Standard Amazon price swing, it will lower the day before shipping - or a few days after to avoid the price guarantee.
     
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    I'm with the folks who find the first half of Cleopatra much better than the second. Antony comes across as a whiny, spoiled, lovelorn brat. It's scary to think that guy could be in charge of anything more then a donkey-cart. Ok, I exaggerate a little bit.
     
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    I have the UK version. Paid less than $15.
     
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    Cleopatra: 50th Anniversary Collection for release on Blu-ray here in the States on 5/21. The 2-disc set includes the 243-minute version of the film fully restored, along with audio commentary with Chris Mankiewicz, Tom Mankiewicz, Martin Landau and Jack Brodsky, 6 documentary featurettes (Cleopatra Through The Ages: A Cultural History, Cleopatra’s Missing Footage, Fox Movie Channel presents Fox Legacy with Tom Rothman, The Cleopatra Papers: A Private Correspondence, Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood and The Fourth Star of Cleopatra), 2 Fox Movietone News segments (archival footage of the New York and Hollywood premieres) and theatrical trailers. The set comes packaged in a full-color book featuring rare images from the making of the film
     
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    This seems to be just a summary of the press announcement in the original post. Is there something new here?
     
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    Cleopatra: 50th Anniversary Collection for release on Blu-ray here in the States on 5/21 the release date.
     
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    Which is noted in the first post...
     

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