Night of the Iguana (Widescreen)

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DVD Features:

  • Two Featurettes: Night of the Iguana: Huston's Gamble and On the Trail of the Iguana
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Subtitles in English, French & Spanish
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 58 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1964
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English, French
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
    • Featurette:
      1. NIGHT OF THE IGUANA: HUSTON GAMBLES
      2. Vintage Featurette: ON THE TRAIL OF THE IGUANA

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1964 - Best Costume Design (b&w)

Entertainment Reviews:

Los Angeles Times - 04/27/2003
"...John Huston was in his element directing the 1964 version of Williams' last great play..."

Description by OLDIES.com:

In a remote Mexican seacoast town, a fallen Episcopal priest struggles to pull his shattered life together. And three women - an earth hotel owner, an ethereal artist and a hot-eyed, willful teenager - can help save him. Or destroy him. With an outstanding cast headed by Richard Burton, Ava Gardner and Deborah Kerr, direction by legendary filmmaker John Huston and a steamy screenplay based on Tennessee Williams' acclaimed stage play, The Night of the Iguana pulses with conflicting passions and a surprising edge of knowing humor. Winner of one Academy Award and nominated for three more, the film explores the dark night of one man's soul - and illuminates the difference between dreams and the bittersweet surrender of reality.

Product Description:

A turbulent masterpiece adapted from the play by Tennessee Williams. A defrocked clergyman-turned-tour-guide takes a busload of pious Texan church ladies to an Eden-like spot along the coast of Mexico where he battles their suspicions about his past, his own demons, and a young girl whose affections could destroy him. Ava Gardner crackles as the woman who tries to keep him from being torn in two by heaven and earth. Academy Award Nominations: 4. Academy Awards: Best (black-and-White) Costume Design.

Description by Warner Home Video:

Night of the Iguana
In the sleepy village of Puerto Vallarta, the defrocked Reverend T. Laurence Shannon works as a tour guide. While leading a group of school teachers, he attracts the attention of their junior member Charlotte Goodall. To save money, he takes the group to a rundown hotel owned by his friend, Maxine Faulk. Once there, his interest shifts to Hannah Jelkes, a poor artist. But in the end it may be Maxine whom he stays on with.

Plot Synopsis:

Residing is a small hotel on the west coast of Mexico, Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon, a defrocked Episcopal preacher, hides from his lecherous past. He finds work as a tour guide for a group of American teachers, but soon comes under criticism from their prudish leader when an 18 year-old in her care starts lusting after him. Shannon also receives a good deal of attention from the seductive hotel owner. He spends most of his time, however, with an idealistic spinster and her 97 year-old grandfather. This wheel chair-bound poet claims that he will expire upon the completion of his final manuscript -- a literary endeavor he has been laboring on for the last twenty years.

Plot Keywords:

Character Study | Classic | Classic Fight Scenes | Clergy | Drugs | Gay / Lesbian | Heartwarming | Mental Illness | Psychodrama | Recommended | Religion | Self-Discovery | Substance Abuse | Suspense | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • Includes the original theatrical trailer and a short color film called "On the Trail of the Iguana" that documents the making of the feature.

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  • UPC: 012569677425
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