Contest: Win CLEOPATRA on Blu-Ray!

Antony And Cleopatra

One of the most spectacular, groundbreaking, and controversial films of all time has made its way to a special edition 50th anniversary Blu-Ray for the first time and Dork Shelf and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment are teaming up to give away two copies of the classic CLEOPATRA on Blu-Ray.

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.

Elizabeth Taylor stars as Cleopatra, the glamorous and cunning queen of Egypt. To secure her hold on power, she seduces the rulers of Rome, only to meet her match in Mark Antony, played by Richard Burton. Their passionate romance could decide the fate of the world’s greatest empires.

CLEOPATRABlu-ray Features:

Disc 1

Cleopatra Through The Ages: A Cultural History

Cleopatra’s Missing Footage

Fox Movie Channel presents Fox Legacy with Tom Rothman

Commentary with Chris Mankiewicz, Tom Mankiewicz, Martin Landau and Jack Brodsky

The Cleopatra Papers: A Private Correspondence

Disc 2

Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood

The Fourth Star of Cleopatra

Fox Movietone News

Archival Footage of the New York Premiere

Archival Footage of the Hollywood Premiere

Commentary with Chris Mankieqicz, Tom Mankiewicz, Martin Landau and Jack Brodsky

Theatrical Trailers

Cleopatra Blu-Ray Box ArtCleopatra is now available on Blu-Ray, but here’s how you can win a copy of your own! Simply email with CLEOPATRA in the subject line. Contest is open to all Canadian and U.S. residents. Please only one entry per household. Multiple entries will be deleted. For additional chances to win, simply like the contest announcement on our Facebook page and/or re-Tweet the announcement from our Twitter! Deadline for entries is 11:59pm on Tuesday, June 4t

Good luck and remember to stay tuned to Dork Shelf for all the latest news, reviews, features, interviews, and more great contests all summer long!

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