Directed by Joseph L Mankiewicz (Dragonwyck, All About Eve, Cleopatra) from the play by Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) and brilliantly adapted for the screen by Gore Vidal (Ben-Hur, Myra Breckinridge), Suddenly, Last Summer casts three of Hollywood's most iconic talents (Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift) in a daring and often delirious mix of lurid drama and Gothic horror. Sensational and wildly controversial at the time of its release, Suddenly, Last Summer now stands as a classic and stills packs a provocative... punch. INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES: 4K restoration from the original negative Original mono audio Joseph L Mankiewicz Interview (1990, 10 mins): the renowned filmmaker discusses his career in a segment from the French TV series CinÃ©ma cinÃ©mas Elizabeth Taylor on Montgomery Clift (1966, 2 mins): the celebrated actress pays tribute to her friend and co-star shortly after his tragic death in July 1966 Gary Raymond on 'Suddenly, Last Summer' (2018): a new interview with the versatile British actor About Last Summer (2018, 16 mins): second assistant editor John Crome shares his experience of making Suddenly, Last Summer Remembering Last Summer (2018, 3 mins): continuity supervisor Elaine Schreyeck recalls working with Mankiewicz, Hepburn and Clift The Predator and the Prey (2017, 26 mins): critic and film historian Michel Ciment examines the film's production and explores its complex themes and concerns Isolated music and effects track Original theatrical trailer Trailer commentary with Dan Ireland (2013, 3 mins): a short critical appreciation Image gallery: on-set photography, publicity stills and promotional materials New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Samm Deighan, a set report from Films and Filming magazine, a profile of production designer Oliver Messel, Tennessee Williams on Suddenly, Last Summer, a statement by producer Sam Spiegel, contemporary reviews, and film credits UK premiere on Blu-ray Limited Edition of 3,000 copies [show more]
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American drama based on the play by Tennessee Williams and starring Elizabeth Taylor as Catherine Holly, a young woman who descends into madness after witnessing her cousin's death while traveling together in Spain. Her Aunt, Violet Venable (Katharine Hepburn) wishes to suppress the truth of her son's death and will stop at nothing to ensure that the real story of how her son came to die does not surface. To prevent Catherine from releasing this information, she bribes a psychiatric doctor with the promise of financing a new wing in his hospital if he admits Catherine and performs a lobotomy on her. Will Catherine be able to ensure that her cousin's mysterious death is exposed before the doctors can perform the procedure?
Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth Actors Elizabeth Taylor Montgomery Clift Katharine HepburnDirectors Joseph L MankiewiczLanguage EnglishNumber of discs 1