Skip to main content

Giveaway: Cleopatra (BluRay) (With Review)

In honor of the iconic film’s 50th anniversary, the 243-minute premiere version of CLEOPATRA has been meticulously restored and presented on Blu-ray for a stunning high definition in-home viewing experience. Artfully packaged with a full-color book featuring rare images from the making of the film, the 2-disc Blu-ray edition is packed with dazzling bonus materials featuring never-before-seen exclusive content including Cleopatra’s lost footage, commentary from Chris Mankiewicz, Tom Mankiewicz, Martin Landau and Jack Brodsky, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and more.


Directed by Academy Award winner Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the historical epic shot on 70mm film was the highest grossing film of 1963, bringing in more than $24 million in its initial release. The film cost an unprecedented $42 million to make (equivalent to over $300 million today) and nearly bankrupted Twentieth Century Fox.  In addition to elaborate sets and costumes, production delays and the relocation of principal filming from London to Rome added to the skyrocketing budget. A very public love affair between Taylor and Burton that blossomed during the three-year production meant that there was as much romance and intrigue off-screen as on-screen.  The film later won four Academy Awards, and was nominated for five more, including Best Picture.

The opulence and grandeur of this epic spectacle has never been more glorious, as it comes to Blu-ray for the very first time. This 2-Disc 50th Anniversary Edition includes a collectible book that provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the making of this legendary film.


AVAILABLE NOW! Rated G
113 minutes

AMAZON US AMAZON CA





REVIEW:
This movie is epic!
Liz Taylor, as I like to remember her. Beautiful, melodramatic and full of spunk.
The ever handsome Richard Burton, also her real-life husband.
The chemistry they had in this film is clearly understood, even if you didn't know their history.
I remember my mom watching this movie when I was a kid, and I walked in the room and sat down. I watched for a few minutes, it was a scene where Liz and Burton were kissing, wait, they did that a lot, anyway, it stayed fresh in my mind but other than that I really didn't remember much. I was glad to be able to sit and watch this movie in its' entirety. People all know the story of Cleopatra, but Liz shows you how cunning she was for Egypt, and what lengths she would go through to keep it her Egypt.
The only thing I noticed that made me outright laugh at how movies were made "back in the day" is a few set errors or editing. For example, in one scene I noticed a red directors chair decorated with gold. My first reaction was, "there were no directors chairs in old Egypt". Yup, I went there... LOL... then a little while later Liz had this beautiful golden piece of jewelry in her hair with a red silk robe on. Burton had his armor on, and they were arguing while walking through the room. Next thing you know, the scene changes from one room to the next, and both of the cast members looked totally different. Liz had no gold anything in her hair and a dark robe on, and where did his armor go?! Man, I laughed....
But the story itself is what you watch it for, not the humorous mistakes of a classic movie. I mean, for the age it was made in, it was amazing!!
Definitely worth a watch, blips and all, if you haven't seen it.


3/5


AND NOW THE GIVEAWAY
Fill in the Rafflecopter form to enter.
READ THE TERMS

a Rafflecopter giveaway



DISCLOSURE: Freda's Voice received no compensation. Freda's Voice received a copy for review. Opinions are 100% owned by this blog. 

Comments

  1. Great giveaway! Thanks for visiting my teaser yesterday!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Freda, Could you please tell me how to pin this giveaway?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've added a Pin It button to the bottom of the post. :-)

      Delete
  3. Richard Burton. She married him twice.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Richard Burton. Did you see the TV movie based on their romance?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Liz and Richard once sat in a tree...or twice! :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Richard Burton is the answer.
    Thanks.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Comments are moderated due to spammers.
All opinions welcome. Be yourself, and have a blessed day!

Popular posts from this blog

The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings)

Welcome to Week 341!
Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. 
*It's that simple.

Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!

Rules: * Grab a book and find a creative way to showcase your 56. It can be a photo of the book and the 56 in comments, or whatever you come up with. Make sure to use the hashtag #Friday56 *Add your Instagram url to the Linky.
I only have until September 19th to get this book done. It's good though and I should be done in no time.

I'm also posting early for two reasons, 1; work, and 2; a review posting tomorrow. Watch for that!
56% on reader


#Recipe Minestrone Soup

**Recipe and photo owned by Freda's Voice.


Minestrone soup is one of my favorite soups that my mother-in-law makes, and since moving out of her home and into our own again, I need to figure out what went inside hers so I can make it myself. I'm happy to say I did get it, and the hubster says it is just like hers! That's a compliment!! So here is my rendition of my mother-in-law's soup.



INGREDIENTS
1 cup Ditali pasta shells 1/2 large onion, diced 2 tbsp olive oil 1 large garlic clove, minced 2 on-the-vine tomatoes, diced 1 zucchini, diced 3 organic carrots from bunch, diced 2 celery stalks, diced 1/4 head of cabbage, sliced and diced 1 can Cannellini beans, rinsed (white kidney beans) 2 cartons of vegetable stock 1 sprig of thyme 3/4 tbsp salt 1 tsp pepper 2 bay leaves
METHOD
Heat the oil in a pot on medium-low heat.  Add the onion and garlic, saute until golden. Add tomatoes, stir. Cook 2 minutes. Add zucchini, stir. Cook 1 minute. Add carrots, stir. Cook 1 minute. Add celery, stir. Cook 2 mi…

The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings)

Welcome to Week 343!
Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. 
*It's that simple.

Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!

Rules: * Grab a book and find a creative way to showcase your 56. It can be a photo of the book and the 56 in comments, or whatever you come up with. Make sure to use the hashtag #Friday56 *Add your Instagram url to the Linky.
So excited to be reading this one!!
Page 56