‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ Blu-ray Review

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on July 1, 2012

A Streetcar Named Desire
Blu-ray Book Edition ($34.99)

The 1951 movie classic, with Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh in director Elia Kazan’s adaptation of playwright Tennessee Williams’ potent drama about a sexually charged Southern culture clash, steams anew on Blu-ray with the addition of three minutes of censored footage originally thought too spicy for theatrical audiences. A 40-page book provides rare photos and trivia, and bonus features include five documentaries, movie outtakes, Brando’s original screen test for his role of Stanley Kowalski, and commentary from Karl Malden, who brought home one of the film’s four Oscars for his supporting role as Blanch DuBois’ hapless suitor, Mitch.

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