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A Streetcar Named Desire [2 Discs] [DVD] [1951]

  • SKU: 7784757
  • Release Date: 05/02/2006
  • Rating: PG
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

    Special Features


    • Commentary by Karl Malden and film historians Rudy Behlmer and Jeff Young
    • Elia Kazan movie trailer gallery
    • Languages: English & Français
    • Subtitles: English, Français & Español
    • Movie and audio outtakes
    • Marlon Brando screen test
    • Feature length profile Elia Kazan: a director's journey
    • 5 new insightful documentaries: A Streetcar on Broadway
    • A Streetcar in Hollywood censorship and desire
    • North and the Music of the South
    • An actor named Brando
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    A Streetcar Named Desire
    In the classic play by Tennessee Williams, brought to the screen by Elia Kazan, faded Southern belle Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) comes to visit her pregnant sister, Stella (Kim Hunter), in a seedy section of New Orleans. Stella's boorish husband, Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando), not only regards Blanche's aristocratic affectations as a royal pain but also thinks she's holding out on inheritance money that rightfully belongs to Stella. On the fringes of sanity, Blanche is trying to forget her checkered past and start life anew. Attracted to Stanley's friend Mitch (Karl Malden), she glosses over the less savory incidents in her past, but she soon discovers that she cannot outrun that past, and the stage is set for her final, brutal confrontation with her brother-in-law. Brando, Hunter, and Malden had all starred in the original Broadway version of Streetcar, although the original Blanche had been Jessica Tandy. Brando lost out to Humphrey Bogart for the 1951 Best Actor Oscar, but Leigh, Hunter, and Malden all won Oscars. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Vivien Leigh
      Vivien Leigh - Blanche Dubois
    • Marlon Brando
      Marlon Brando - Stanley Kowalski
    • Kim Hunter
      Kim Hunter - Stella Kowalski
    • Karl Malden
      Karl Malden - Harold "Mitch" Mitchell
    • Rudy Bond
      Rudy Bond - Steve Hubbell



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie, this is the version to watch

      Posted
      TechMaven92128
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This is a classic that everyone should watch at least once. I had just recently visited New Orleans and this movie was apropos. I've read that there are a variety of versions, some edited and some colorized. This version is the original uncut version in the black and white as originally released.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Marlon Brando!

      Posted
      EvilResident
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      Classic film, see the play if you can as well. I don't know why I waited so long.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great movie

      Posted
      coco
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      The movie and the cast is great. Bought it for my daughter's theatre production.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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