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Behind the Candelabra [Blu-ray] [2013]

  • SKU: 1523128
  • Release Date: 09/17/2013
  • Rating: NR
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 13)

    Special Features


    • The Making Of Behind The Candelabra - explore the wild and wonderful legacy of Liberace with several cast and crew members including Douglas and Damon.

    Synopsis


    Behind the Candelabra
    Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh explores the relationship between flamboyant pianist Liberace (played by Michael Douglas) and his long-term partner, Scott Thorson (Matt Damon), in this Warner Bros. biopic based on Thorson's best-selling memoirs. An pianist with a playful flair for showmanship, Liberace was a beloved entertainer when, in the summer of 1977, he began a five-year love affair with the much-younger Thorson. Though on the surface the pair couldn't have seemed more different, the y quickly established an intimate bond that would take Thorson on a wild ride through the glamorous world of showbusiness while revealing a side of his talented older lover that few had glimpsed before. Rob Lowe, Dan Aykroyd, Scott Backula, and Debbie Reynolds co-star. A considerable hit when it premiered on HBO in May of 2013, Behind the Candelabra impressed at the 2013 Emmy Awards by taking home trophies for Best Mini-Series or TV Movie, Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie (Michael Douglas), and Best Directing, Mini-Series or TV Movie. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Michael Douglas
      Michael Douglas - Liberace
    • Matt Damon
      Matt Damon - Scott Thorson
    • Dan Aykroyd
      Dan Aykroyd - Seymour Heller
    • Scott Bakula
      Scott Bakula - Bob Black
    • Rob Lowe
      Rob Lowe - Dr . Jack Startz



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews

    92%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Michael Douglas and Matt Damon are amazing!

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      EyeQ
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      The cast is very solid. Matt Damon embodies the role of Scott Thorson well - a young apparently bisexual man who has been tossed from foster home to foster home while he does odd jobs (he is 17 years old) tending to animals. In a gay bar he meets Bob Black (Scott Bakula) who takes Scott to a Liberace concert (his first exposure to the mega-star) and to meet Liberace afterwards. There is tension in the air with Liberace's current paramour and performing partner Billy Leatherwood (Cheyenne Jackson) and we soon discover that Liberace (impeccably played by Michael Douglas) only keeps his 'boys' around for a while before his manager Seymour (Dan Ackroyd) gets rid of them with a check. Liberace and Scott find common ground in being needy people without confidants and soon Scott becomes Liberace's next lover. All goes swimmingly until Liberace sees himself on a TV show and sees how aged he has become. He engages plastic surgeon Dr. Jack Startz (Rob Lowe in a very fine performance) to perform a youthful face lift and at the same time convinces Scott to undergo plastic surgery to make him look more like Liberace! And here begins the downfall: Dr. Startz prescribes pain meds to Scott who becomes addicted and moves into heavier drugs, and his behavior, along with Liberace's need for a 'new face' (Boyd Holbrook), signals the breakup of a 6 year relationship - the best relationship either has ever had.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Better than expected

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      Tchula
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      Very much enjoyed the move, will view again in the future. I like the delivery to or from store stock option. Have shared the DVD with friends as well as my continued great experiences with Best Buy products and service.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Underrated Soderbergh classic

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      JoeNgo8
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      If you like the seductive showbiz rise and downfall structure of films like Boogie Nights and Magic Mike then this film is right up your alley. Barebones features loses a star for me, however.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic movie!

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      Topher
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      This film depicts the life and times of the most famous pianist in recent history, Liberace! It follows his affair with a young man and the secrets a relationship endures

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      excellent movie

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      helena
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      i throughly enjoed this movie.liberace was one of my favorite musicians.he was ahead of his time.he would now be accepted better by the press

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Quality filmmaking

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      JosephRH
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      It didn't pull punches and was true to fact (I know two people who knew Liberace- one during the early Vegas days, the other during his last years).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Movie

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      Oldfossil
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      I thought that this movie was done well for being on HBO. The acting was pretty good for the the major actors that stared in the movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Everyone should see it...(mature audiense only)

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      Jegarcia747
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      Everyone should see behind the candelabra (mature audience only). A unique story and excellent movie, good acting, and great cast.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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