I have never seen this movie before until I bought the DVD. The story of Caesar, Cleopatra and Anthony is told in 4 hours. History cay say a lot about Cleopatra, and the writings of Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw may have brought her to life on stage. The movie, in reality, depicts the struggles of the Ptolemaic Queen and her alliance with Caesar and Anthony in bringing Rome and Egypt together. Amazing art direction and cinematography makes this expensive 20th Century production a masterpiece in spite of the poor box office results. The DVD comes with a 2 hour documentary on the "making of" featurette along with other small features.