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Even poorly edited, it qualifies as some of the best acting of the last century.
Still, there are some fine moments of acting amongst the dramatics - the young boy-king Ptolemy was wonderful, as was the charming Apollodorus (Stewart Granger).
This is not hidden knowledge; it is commonly known historical fact that anyone could easily verify with a little research.
It must be so difficult to bring these old films up to the standards we expect today but the rocess was very good and of course the three plays are excellent . Read morePublished 5 months ago by Richard Turnley
The ONLY reason I bought this DVD was it seems to be the ONLY U.S. version of Major Barbara currently available. Read morePublished on September 17, 2012 by ArtDC
I had been looking for Androcles and the Lion for some time. When I found it as part of a multi-movie disc I figured that I had two other movies I could watch without changing the... Read morePublished on January 29, 2012 by William the Archer
What a great idea from Criterion to give us three lesser none film versions of Shaw's plays. I had a VHS of "Major Barbara" and wore it out. Read morePublished on March 28, 2010 by RareRare
One of the reviewers states that Cleopatra "was said to be in her 40s when she met Caesar." That would be impossible, since she died at the age of 39 (her dates are B.C.E. 69-30). Read morePublished on November 9, 2005 by John J. Schauer