Universal preps Cecil B. DeMille’s Cleopatra

Celebrating the movie’s 75th Anniversary, Universal Home Entertainment has a hot DVD version of Cecil B. DeMille’s Cleopatra, starring the immortal Claudette Colbert, for release in April.

The Academy Award-winning 1934 production featuring the epic story of the Queen of Egypt and her love affairs with Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony will be the first in a new series of DVDs, called the Universal Backlot Series.

The release will include the Featurette ”Claudette Colbert: Queen Of The Silver Screen”, as well as the Featurette ”Cecil B. DeMille: Hollywood’s Epic Director”. Also included is a Commentary Track as well as a look at the Pre-Code Hollywood Era in the Forbidden Film bonus feature.

As an added bonus, the release will include Collectible Poster and Photo Reproductions.

“Cleopatra” arrives in all its splendor on April 7 for $29.98.

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