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A Streetcar Named Desire [DVD Boxset] [2 - Disc Special Edition]

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 2 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Tennessee Williams based his screenplay on Oscar Saul's adaptation of Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play set in a grimy New Orleans project. The story of the fragile sentimentalism of a former prostitute who visits her sister only to be taunted mercilessly by her childish brother-in-law. Academy Award Nominations: 12, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Marlon Brando), and Best Screeplay. Academy Awards: 4, including Best Actress (Vivien Leigh), Best Supporting Actress (Kim Hunter), and Best Supporting Actor (Karl Malden). The director's cut contains three minutes of previously censored footage.

    Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress 1951 Kim Hunter Oscar-winning American actress, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
    Academy Awards Best Actress 1951 Vivien Leigh Oscar winning actress, GONE WITHT THE WIND, A STREETCAR NAME
    Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor 1951 Karl Malden American Actor, ON THE WATERFRONT (1954), A STREETCAR NAMED

  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 38932

  • Credits
    Vivien Leigh, Vivien Mary Harley, Marlon Brando, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Janet Cole, Karl Malden, Malden Sekulovich, Rudy Bond, Nick Dennis, Nicholas Dennis, Wright King, Richard Garrick
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Brando's electric 1951 performance fueled a whole new generation of actors....[Restored material] significantly adds to the Sturm und Drung..." - Recommended

    "...STREETCAR is one of the great ensemble pieces in the movies..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "...Leigh, Hunter, Karl Malden and the fabulous art-set decorations all won Oscars here, though Brando's performance remains the No. 1 selling point..."
    USA Today

    "...Even 52 after its initial release, this sultry melodrama about aging Southern belle Blanche DuBois still packs a wallop..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "Together, Brando and Kazan created a new kind of leading man..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    5 stars out of 5 -- "Simply a masterful adap of Tennessee Williams' sultry, searing play and an affirmation of Marlon Brando's acting genius..."
    Total Film

    4 stars out of 5 -- "[The film] retains is hothouse fascination."

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