In celebration of the 60th anniversary, ‘A Street Car Named Desire’ will debut on Blu-ray Book April 10.
The classic is being released on Blu-ray along with 40-pages filled with dazzling photos, film history trivia and more. The set, with bonus features including five documentaries, and a commentary track, can be yours for just a modest burst of creativity.
To win, simply email your best “Streetcar”-related Haiku to both John Nolte (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Christian Toto (email@example.com).
For the uninitiated, a Haiku is a short poem made up of just three lines. The first and third lines feature five syllables, and the middle line has seven.
Here’s an example:
Big Hollywood hopes
Your entries toast Brando, Leigh
for bravura work
Contest deadline is April 15, and don’t forget to visit the film’s Facebook page.
About The Release:
A Streetcar Named Desire — the film classic starring Marlon Brando and Oscar® winners Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden and directed by Elia Kazan — will debut as A Streetcar Named Desire Blu-ray Book April 10 as Warner Home Video commemorates the 60th anniversary of playwright Tennessee Williams’ masterwork.
A Streetcar Named Desire was nominated for 12 Academy Awards® and won four, including three for acting. 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 dazzling photos, film history trivia and more. The set, with bonus features including five documentaries, and a commentary, will be available April 10.
A Streetcar Named Desire 60th Anniversary Edition Special Features
- 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:
o A Streetcar on Broadway
o A Streetcar in Hollywood
o Desire and Censorship
o North and the South
o An Actor Named Brando