A Streetcar Named Desire 60th AE (US) in April
Warner Home Video have announced the US Blu-ray Disc release of A Streetcar Named Desire 60th Anniversary Edition on 10th April 2012. Based on the play by Tennessee Williams, Marlon Brando and Oscar winners Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden star in this film classic directed by Elia Kazan.
This edition of the film is A Streetcar Named Desire: The Original Restored Version, the motion picture moviegoers would have seen had not censorship by the Legion of Decency occurred at the last minute. It features three minutes of footage thought to be lost until its rediscovery in the early 1990s. The new footage underscores, among other things, the sexual tension between Blanche DuBois (Vivienne Leigh) and Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando), and Stella Kowalski's (Kim Hunter) passion for her husband.
The Blu-ray Book contains 40-pages filled with photos, film history trivia and more. The set, with bonus features including five documentaries, and a commentary, will be available for $34.99 SRP.
The film is "restored and digitally remastered to brilliant 1080p clarity". Extras include:
- 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 insightful documentaries:
- A Streetcar on Broadway
- A Streetcar in Hollywood
- Desire and Censorship
- North and the South
- An Actor Named Brando