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Richard Burton, Rex Harrison and Elizabeth Taylor star in one of the greatest screen spectacles ever made - the story of the Queen of the Nile and her love affairs with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. The film is distinguished by superb performances from Burton and Harrison (nominated for an Oscar), but at its center is Elizabeth Taylor in one of the most glamorous roles of her career. Astounding in scope and grandeur, the picture won Oscars for cinematography, sets and special effects. It's famous moments include moviedom's most flamboyant entrance - Cleopatra's dazzling arrival in Rome. Bolstered by a talented supporting cast and utterly stunning backdrops, here is a truly epic portrayal of the woman who conquered two of Rome's greatest soldiers, affected the course of history, and became synonymous with beguiling beauty - Cleopatra.
Great production...kinda long to keep up with however...I didn't make it entirely through the second half.Published 9 days ago by Jennifer
A truly lavish presentation, the film made during the era's of the most revered 'Epic's' such as 'Ben Hur' 'Spartacus'
'The Ten Commandments' and 'El Cid' among them. Read more
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Despite all the criticisms of this motion picture, including how it almost bankrupt Fox Studios, I find it to be one of my favorites. It is amazing to me that 2 hours worth of footage (edited from the movie or not) was misplaced or ruined due to negligence. Quite a different time from today... Read More
Aug 27, 2008 by William R. Beaver | See all 4 posts
The Video on Demand says 4hrs 9min, but the DVD is only a little over 3hrs - are they different versions?
Nov 7, 2010 by Doctor Anne | See all 4 posts