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Cleopatra Blu-ray

United Kingdom
Masters of Cinema | Dual Format Edition / Blu-ray + DVD Eureka Entertainment | 1934 | 100 min | Not rated | Sep 24, 2012

Cleopatra (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.36:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0

Subtitles
English SDH

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Two-disc set (1 BD, 1 DVD)
DVD copy

Playback
Region B (locked)

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Video 4.5 of 54.5
Audio 4.0 of 54.0
Extras 4.0 of 54.0
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Cleopatra

 (1934)

Cleopatra Blu-ray delivers stunning video and great audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

In 48 BC, Cleopatra, facing palace revolt in her kingdom of Egypt, welcomes the arrival of Julius Caesar as a way of solidifying her power under Rome. When Caesar, whom she has led astray, is killed, she transfers her affections to Marc Antony and dazzles him on a barge full of DeMillean splendor. But the trick may not work a third time...

For more about Cleopatra and the Cleopatra Blu-ray release, see Cleopatra Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Henry Wilcoxon, Joseph Schildkraut, Ian Keith, C. Aubrey Smith
Director: Cecil B. DeMille

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Cleopatra Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.5 of 5

Presented in an aspect ratio of 1.36:1, encoded with MPEG-4 AVC and granted a 1080p transfer, Cecil B. DeMille's Cleopatra arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of Eureka Entertainment.

For a film nearly 80 years old, Cleopatra looks quite impressive on Blu-ray. Most close-ups boast very strong depth and definition, while larger panoramic shots convey pleasing clarity. Color reproduction and color depth in particular are also very pleasing. There is a good range of lush blacks and stable grays and whites. Furthermore, the high-definition transfer is completely free of damaging sharpening corrections that so often seem to appear on other high-definition transfers for catalog titles that have originated from Universal Studios. Generally speaking, there are no traces of problematic denoising corrections either. Unsurprisingly, grain is visible throughout the entire film, though it is not always evenly distributed and resolved. Some minor scratches, black specks, and small vertical lines are still visible, but overall none are distracting. There are also some minor transition issues, but again these are small inherited limitations that will not affect dramatically your viewing experience. To sum all up, the technical presentation of Cecil B. DeMille's Cleopatra is certainly competent, and I have no doubts that fans of the film will be delighted with it. (Note: This is a Region-B "locked" Blu-ray disc. Therefore, you must have a native Region-B or Region-Free PS3 or SA in order to access its content).


Cleopatra Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  4.0 of 5

There is only one audio track on this Blu-ray disc: English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0. For the record, Eureka Entertainment have provided optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature.

The lossless track does not disappoint. The audio has been restored and much needed stabilization corrections applied. As a result, there is very good balance - there are no sudden spikes or drops in dynamic movement - and fluidity. Some light background hiss remains, but its presence is never overly distracting. The dialog is stable and easy to follow.


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Cleopatra Blu-ray - August 17, 2012

British distributors Eureka Entertainment have officially announced that they will release Dual Format and Limited SteelBook editions of Cecil B. DeMille's Cleopatra (1934), starring Claudette Colbert, Warren William and Henry Wilcoxon. Street date for both is ...


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