20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment will go to the film vaults on May 21 for a double-disc Blu-ray celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton version of Cleopatra … direction by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
Nominated for nine Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Rex Harrison (winning four — Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design and Best Visual Effects), this Blu-ray edition (packed as a DigiBook SKU) features a new restoration of the film that clocks in at 243 minutes.
Of note, that running time of 243 minutes being reported by the home entertainment group is a tad shorter than their previous DVD release of Cleopatra, which came in at 248 minutes (the film was cut for general theatrical exhibition to 192 minutes).
Bonus goodies include “Cleopatra’s Lost Footage,” commentary from Chris and Tom Mankiewicz, Martin Landau and Jack Brodsky, five production featurettes and a pair of vintage Fox Movietone Newsreel clips.
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