Summary: As gorgeous as this film may be to look at and as impressive as the cast is at times, it’s obvious that the productions many difficulties had a negative impact on the picture and it’s easy to see in hindsight why this bombed the way it did. Cleopatra is, quite simply, a bad movie.
Excerpt: Once known as an expensive failure, Cleopatra can fairly be judged now without the glare of the scandalous love affair between its stars, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, getting in the way.
Conclusion: Fifty years after its initial release, 'Cleopatra' remains a fascinating film specimen. Flawed, yet breathtakingly beautiful, this massive production is a stunning tribute to meticulous craftsmanship, epic vision, and grace under pressure.
Conclusion: I have loved Cleopatra since I first saw it on television when I was a kid and then managed to find the original soundtrack LP for a mere 49 cents at a bargain basement store. The film was unfairly pilloried at the time of its release due to the cost overruns and the infamous Taylor- Burton affair,...
Conclusion: This is an excellent release of Cecil B. DeMille's Cleopatra . The film looks quite beautiful on Blu-ray and all of the supplemental features from the 75th Anniversary Edition R1 DVD release have been retained.
Conclusion: I hope that Cleopatra is announced for release in the United States soon because it truly looks stunning on Blu-ray. The release also comes with plenty of outstanding supplemental features, including a very informative new video piece with 20th Century Fox film archivist Schawn Belston and author...
Conclusion: Running at just over four hours, it is as spectacular, lush and extravagant as the studio would have liked its audience to believe. But it also has moments of mind-numbing boredom as the plot – slowed by extraneous dialogue – drags from Egypt to Rome with little sense of place.
Excerpt: Hur ska man kunna rättfärdigt kritisera/recensera Cleopatra 50 år efter filmens premiär? Jag var nätt och jämnt född och perioden dominerades av jättestudiornas försök att överträffa varandra i storleksförhållande snarare än i kvalitet.
Conclusion: Approfondimento sulle sequenze inedite di 8 min, speciale Fox Movie Channel di 30 minuti, la corrispondenza riservata di Jack Brodsky e Nathan Weiss all'epoca pubblicisti per la Fox. I “Fox Movietone News” dell'epoca con immagini della premiere. Tre trailer dell'epoca.