[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, ©2010.
2 videodiscs (ca. 122 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (13 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
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DVD; Dolby Digital mono.
In English, with optional English (SDH) subtitles.
Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Joanne Woodward, Maureen Stapleton, Victor Jory, R.G. Armstrong, John Baragrey, Virgilia Chew, Sally Gracie, Ben Yaffee, Lucille Benson, Joe Brown, Jr., Emory Richardson, Mary Perry, Nell Harrison, Spivy, Janice Mars.
Screenplay, Tennessee Williams and Meade Roberts ; director of photography, Boris Kaufman ; producers, Martin Jurow and Richard A. Shepherd ; director, Sidney Lumet ; music composed and conducted by Kenyon Hopkins ; art direction, Richard Sylbert ; film editor, Carl Lerner.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1960.
Based on the play "Orpheus Descending" by Tennessee Williams as produced on Broadway by Robert Whitehead for Producers Theatre, Inc.
Special features (disc 2): "Sidney Lumet" interview with director Sidney Lumet; "Hollywood's Tennessee and The fugitive kind" historians Robert Bray and R. Barton Palmer discuss film adaptations of Tennessee's plays; "Three plays by Tennessee Williams" an hour long television presentation of three one-act plays (Moony's kid don't cry, The last of my solid gold watches, This property is condemned). Booklet: "When Sidney went to Tennessee" essay by David Thomson.
A smoldering, snakeskin-jacketed Val Xavier is a guitar-strumming drifter trying to go straight. He finds work and solace in a Southern small-town variety store run by Lady Torrance, who's lonely, sexually frustrated, and abused by her vile, deathly ill husband, and who proves as much a temptation for Val as local wild child Carol, who tries to seduce him.
Disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. The supplements.
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