Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"Cleopatra," saucy classics reissued on DVD

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Universal Studios is releasing a batch of historic films on DVD, including a 75th anniversary edition of Cecil B. DeMille's "Cleopatra" and six saucy classics that predated a 1930s clampdown on smut.

They will roll out on April 7, under the new "Universal Backlot Series" tag.

"Cleopatra," nominated for five Academy Awards, ranks as one of DeMille's most lavish historical epics. The 1934 production stars Claudette Colbert as the cunning queen of the Nile, Warren William as Julius Caesar and Henry Wilcoxon as Marc Antony.

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