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PLOT: 177 MINUTES MINISERIES WITH BILLY ZANE AS MARC ANTHONY~ TIMONTY DALTON AS CAESAR AND LENOR VARELA AS CLEOPATRA~ MORE DETAIL THAN earlier versions~
this Cleopatra has a sister and A brother to 'ditch' before she is Queen~
Pretty Good Sets for a miniseries~ made in Monacco and England by Hallmark Entertainment~ Egyptian set alone was 2.5 MILLION so lavish~ Leonor Varela is a very pretty and YOUTHFUL Cleopatra~ this version has a younger brother and sister in her way to power~SHE FINISH'S THEM OFF WHEN THEY CROSS CAESAR~ Dalton is a good Casesar who shows up to bring peace and claim his spoils of war~ and incomes Cleo wrapped in a rug~ and soon he aids her quest for Power~ this girl is more out spoken~ EVEN JOINS IN BATTLE~ WHEN CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA FALL IN LOVE BUT HE LEAVES FOR ROME~ SHE has his child in Egypt and he does not know it~ when she is invited to Rome the child shocks the Romans and of course Caesar is killed with his ruthless nephew Octavian~ now Emperor of Rome~ Mark Anthony makes a pact with Octavian to marry his sister and this will keep Rome out of Egypt~ AND THIS WAS NEVER PART OF THE EARLIER MOVIE PLOTS~ when Marc (Billy Zane) shows up in Egypt to return to Cleopatra~ Marc (ZANE ) declairs his own marriage invalid and Marries Cleopatra which sets off OCTAVIAN~ AND HE HEADS TO EGYPT WITH GREAT NUMBERS OF SOLDIERS to finally kill both Marc Anthony AND Cleopatra~ MORE DETAILS IN THE PLOT~ THIS CLEOPATRA IS VERY GOOD. I GIVE IT A 7 OUT OF 10 FOR WELL DONE MINI SERIES~ AND IT *DID NOT TAKE 2 YEARS TO SHOOT* LOL~
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Lavish production & sets. Storyline roughly follows W. Shakespeare's famous story. Of all actors who have played the role of Cleopatra, Leorna Varela is the most accuate & senuous: "a sensitive mouth, firm chin, liquid eyes, broad forehead & prominent nose" as depicted on numerous coins of the era. Of all the films developed about her, it is interesting to note that Cleopatra VII was of Macedonian descent, with not one drop of Egyptian blood was in her. She was part of the Macedonian dynasty that ruled Egypt after the death of Alexander the Great in 323BC to the annexation by Rome in 31BC.
I love this movie! Fairly historically acurate compared to other egyptian movies I've seen. Long movie but has a good plot so it doesn't feel so long. Would reconmend this movie if you like egyptian or roman history.
This movie is the kind of movie that I can watch with my spouse, and we both like it. There is action and romance, history and drama. Hallmark and Artisan make great movies!