- Commentary by Karl Malden and Film Historians Rudy Behlmer and Jeff Young
- Elia Kazan Movie Trailer Gallery
- Subtitles in English, French & Spanish
- Movie and Audio Outtakes
- Marlon Brando Screen Test
- Feature-Length Profile Elia Kazan: A Director's Journey
- Five Documentaries.
- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: PG
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 2 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: May 2, 2006
- Originally Released: 1951
- Label: Warner Home Video
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
2 - Disc Keep Case
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Disc 1: Movie
- Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono - English, French
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
Additional Release Material:
Audio Commentary - Karl Malden - Star; Rudy Behlmer - Film Historian; Jeff Young - Film Historian
- Trailer - Eliza Kazan Movie Trailer Gallery
Disc 2: Special Features
- Additional Footage - Marlon Brando Screen Test
- A STREETCAR ON BROADWAY
- A STREETCAR IN HOLLYWOOD
- CENSORSHIP & DESIRE
- NORTH AND THE MUSIC OF THE SOUTH
- AN ACTOR NAMED BRANDO
Feature Length Profile Eliza Kazan: A DIRECTOR'S JOURNEY
- Audio Outtakes
- Movie Outtakes
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Stella! Hey, Stella!"
"I have always depended on the kindness of strangers."
Academy Awards 1951 -
Best Actress: Vivien Leigh
Academy Awards 1951 -
Best Supporting Actor: Karl Malden
Academy Awards 1951 -
Best Supporting Actress: Kim Hunter
Premiere - 07/01/1994
"...Brando's electric 1951 performance fueled a whole new generation of actors....[Restored material] significantly adds to the Sturm und Drung..." - Recommended
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/12/1993
"...STREETCAR is one of the great ensemble pieces in the movies..."
USA Today - 07/08/1994
"...Leigh, Hunter, Karl Malden and the fabulous art-set decorations all won Oscars here, though Brando's performance remains the No. 1 selling point..."
Los Angeles Times - 04/27/2003
"...Even 52 after its initial release, this sultry melodrama about aging Southern belle Blanche DuBois still packs a wallop..."
Entertainment Weekly - 07/16/2004
"Together, Brando and Kazan created a new kind of leading man..."
Total Film - 06/01/2006
5 stars out of 5 -- "Simply a masterful adap of Tennessee Williams' sultry, searing play and an affirmation of Marlon Brando's acting genius..."
Empire - 12/01/2008
4 stars out of 5 -- "[The film] retains is hothouse fascination."
Description by OLDIES.com:
A Streetcar Named Desire: The Original Director's Version is the Elia Kazan/Tennessee Williams film moviegoers would have seen had not Legion of Decency censorship occurred at the last minute. It features three minutes of previously unseen footage underscoring, among other things, the sexual tension between Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) and Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando), and Stella Kowalski's (Kim Hunter) passion for husband Stanley. Catch all of the classic - nominated for twelve Academy Awards including Best Picture and winner of four - that introduced a new era of filmmaking. Step aboard this Streetcar.
Tennessee Williams based his screenplay on Oscar Saul's adaptation of Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play set in a grimy New Orleans project. The story of the fragile sentimentalism of a former prostitute who visits her sister only to be taunted mercilessly by her childish brother-in-law. Academy Award Nominations: 12, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Marlon Brando), and Best Screeplay. Academy Awards: 4, including Best Actress (Vivien Leigh), Best Supporting Actress (Kim Hunter), and Best Supporting Actor (Karl Malden). The director's cut contains three minutes of previously censored footage.
Description by Warner Home Video:
Streetcar Named Desire, A: Special Edition
A Streeetcar Named Desire: The Original Director's Version is the Elia Kazan/Tennessee Williams film moviegoers would have seen had not Legion of Decency censorship occurred at the last minute. It features three minutes of previously unseen footage underscoring, among other things, the sexual tension between Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) and Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando), and Stella Kowalski's (Kim Hunter) passion for husband Stanley. Catch all of the classic - nominated for 12 Academy AwardsO including Best Picture and winner of 4* - that introduced a new era of filmmaking. Step aboard this Streetcar.
Battered Women |
Character Study |
Essential Cinema |
Stage Play |
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- A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1999.