Picture from Cleopatra
Overall C+

This epic 1963 film brings to life the story of Cleopatra (played by Elizabeth Taylor), the Egyptian ruler who attempted to secure her right to reign by engaging in affairs with Roman ruler Julius Caesar (Rex Harrison) and his successor Marc Anthony (Richard Burton).

Violence C+
Sexual Content C
Profanity B
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: G - after it was re-issued in 1971


The most recent home video release of this movie is May 28, 2013. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Cleopatra: 50th Anniversary

Release Date: 28 May 2013

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Cleopatra is releasing to home video on Blu-ray.

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 and Archival Footage of the Hollywood Premiere

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

- Theatrical Trailers

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Elizabeth Taylor’s film career ran from 1942 until 2001 and included such diverse roles as those in Little Women (1949) and The Flintstones (1994). The biographies of other female rulers have also been adapted to the big screen in Elizabeth The Golden Age, The Queen and The Young Victoria.