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Old 01-21-09, 04:04 PM
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Cleopatra - 75th Anniversary Edition (Universal Backlot Series)

Grrrrrr; Universal is set to release Cleopatra as a stand-alone in their new 'Backlot Series'...with a slew of extras (conspicuously missing from the box). From ClassicFlix:

Previously exclusively part of The Cecil B. DeMille Collection, Universal has announced Cleopatra - 75th Anniversary Edition (Universal Backlot Series) set for release on April 7th. It has been digitally remastered with all new bonus features (listed below).

The single disc Epic will retail for $29.98, but is available at ClassicFlix.com for only $23.99.

NOTE: Unmentioned in the previous post, this new wave of titles from Universal is known as the "Universal Backlot Series." For the last two years, April has meant 4 releases from their "Cinema Classics" series, so we don't yet know if "Backlot" is seen as a replacement for "Cinema Classics" or is an additional line.

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Cecil B. DeMille’s Cleopatra, one of the most spectacular motion pictures ever to hit the silver screen, is now available in a new 75th Anniversary Edition DVD.

Nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture, it stars Claudette Colbert who gives a stunning performance as the alluring Queen of the Nile in this colossal epic of passion and deception. Determined to exert her power of Julius Caesar (Warren William), Cleopatra uses her beauty and wit to seduce the famous Roman leader into leaving his wife for her. After Caesar's tragic downfall, Cleopatra turns her attentions to the dashing Marc Antony (Henry Wilcoxon). But as their passionate love affair threatens the peace of the empire, Cleopatra fights a desperate battle to hold on to her happiness and her throne.

Filled with spectacular sets and amazing performances, Cleopatra is a triumphant cinematic masterpiece. Featuring a digitally remastered picture and all-new bonus features, Cleopatra 75th Anniversary Edition is a stunning tribute to one of the most breathtaking motion pictures ever made.

BONUS FEATURES:

Claudette Colbert: Queen of the Sliver Screen
Cecil B. DeMille: Hollywood's Epic Director
Forbidden Film: The Production Code Era
Feature Commentary with Filmmaker F.X. Feeney
Theatrical Trailer
3 Collectible Poster/Photo Card Reproductions


I think I'm doomed to double dip...
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Old 01-21-09, 05:17 PM
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Re: Cleopatra - 75th Anniversary Edition (Universal Backlot Series)

I already have the 3-disc Five Star Collection release. I guess I'll wait and see how this one turns out but I have a feeling I won't be double-dipping.
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I already have the 3-disc Five Star Collection release. I guess I'll wait and see how this one turns out but I have a feeling I won't be double-dipping.
Umm...that's the remake with Elizabeth Taylor. This would be the '34 version.

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Hopefully Sign of the Cross will get it's own separate SE as well.
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Originally Posted by mdnitoil View Post
Umm...that's the remake with Elizabeth Taylor. This would be the '34 version.
Ah crap. That's what I get for posting right after getting home from work. Yeah.... 75 years...
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Oh, absolutely.
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