On April 10th, 2012, Warner Home Entertainment will release A Streetcar Named Desire in a special 60th Anniversary Blu-ray edition. Director Elia Kazan’s landmark adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play focuses on the physical and mental battle of wills between fading socialite Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) and Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando), her savage and domineering brother-in-law.
Nominated for twelve Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor: Marlon Brando, and Best Director: Elia Kazan, the film ultimately won four at the 1952 Oscar Ceremony – Best Actress: Vivien Leigh, Best Supporting Actor: Karl Malden, Best Supporting Actress: Kim Hunter, and Best Black-and-White Art/Set Direction: Richard Day and George James Hopkins.
Warner’s 60th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray presents the restored version of A Streetcar Named Desire in its 1.37:1 original aspect ratio. Other technical details are still unknown, though the disc will have the following supplements:
- Commentary with Karl Malden, film historian Rudy Behlmer, and Jeff Young
- Elia Kazan movie trailer gallery
- Movie and audio outtakes
- Marlon Brando screen test
- Elia Kazan: A Director’s Journey documentary
- Five behind-the-scenes featurettes: A Streetcar on Broadway, A Streetcar in Hollywood, Desire and Censorship, North and the South, An Actor Named Brando
The 60th Anniversary Edition also comes packaged in a forty-page book set that contains on-set/promotional photographs and film history trivia.
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