Friday, May 28, 2021

By the Gods!

A dying Mark Antony (Charlton Heston) is helped by Cleopatra (Hildegard Neil), Iras (Monica Peterson), and Chairman (Jane Lapotaire) in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (1972)

I recently got a long version of this movie. It's from a VHS source with Norwegian subtitles. The runtime for this copy is 2 hours and 32 minutes. I already had two copies of this with different length. None of the runtimes from the DVD, the Twilight Time Blu-ray or this VHS copy, or those listed at Amazon or IMDb match. It's very confusing! The screenshot above wasn't taken from the VHS copy. The movie itself looks great.

Addendum: I just figured out the difference between runtimes. The Twilight Time Blu-ray edition has the musical intro and outro. My other versions do not have them, including the Norwegian VHS copy. I'll have more on the differences in a future post.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The VHS I had was the full running time. I was surprised that when Fraser Heston lobbied to get it out on DVD and then Blu-ray it was the shorter version. For having a relatively small budget the movie does really look marvelous.