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Cleopatra [Masters of Cinema] (Limited Edition Dual Format SteelBook) [Blu-ray]  [Reino Unido]
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SYNOPSIS: A pre-code film that sneaked onto screens just as the censorious Hays Office began cracking down on Hollywood's racier propositions, Cleopatra is a libertine paean to decadence and depravity that can still send a viewer's mind reeling and pulse thumping - all courtesy of the Golden Age's swampiest psychosexual auteur, Cecil B. DeMille ( The Ten Commandments; The Greatest Show on Earth; The King of Kings).
Claudette Colbert ( It Happened One Night; The Palm Beach Story; Drums Along the Mohawk) presides over the most outrageous spectacle this side of The Scarlet Empress as the eponymous pharaoh queen who speeds from Julius Caesar (Warren William) to Marc Antony (Henry Wilcoxon), from Egypt to Rome, from war-room to bedroom... The whiff of incense permeates every scene, with each connected to the next in a veritable matrix of whips, blindfolds, and bindings - the crazed arrangement laying bare all the fetish inklings of the moving-picture dream.
Lavishly produced with some of the most inspired waxing-moon photography and unwholesome set-design to come out of the studio system, DeMille's film is an erotic tour-de-force that obliges us to re-examine the appeal of this most popular of Hollywood directors. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Cleopatra for the very first time on Blu-ray, in a Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD) edition.
SPECIAL DUAL FORMAT (BLU-RAY + DVD) EDITION FEATURES:
- Gorgeous HD transfer of the film officially licensed from Universal and presented in its original aspect ratio, in 1080p on the Blu-ray
- Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Original theatrical trailer
- Lavish booklet featuring the words of Cecil B. DeMille, rare archival imagery, and more!!
- More features to be announced closer to release date!
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He añadido texto, pues amazon.es publica la opinión para todas las ediciones. Sólo me refiero a la edición española que es de mala calidad. La inglesa es insuperable.
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Claudette Colbert portrays her with just the right amount of aplomb to make the character interesting, even though much of the dialogue is enough to give you a case of the giggles! I'm sure there were audiences at the time of it's initial release that thought the script was campy, long before "Campy" was in our dictionary. Henry Wilcoxon, who would become a DeMille regular, plays Marc Antony. Henry was not that good of an actor, and he has two facial expressions in this, stern, and not so stern. But he and Colbert looked good together, and I guess that was what DeMille wanted.
I gave it 4 stars because this movie is so much fun, and despite it's flaws, it's immensely watchable! And yes, the film definitely shows it's age, but that's also part of the fun. So if you're viewing it for Claudette, or for the spectacle, you're going to be entertained either way!
P.S. The print is in good condition considering it's age!