DVD Release: Liz & Dick

DVD Release Date: May 14, 2013
Price: DVD $19.98
Studio: Entertainment One

Liz & DickLindsay Lohan is the perfect person to star in Liz & Dick, given that the Lifetime movie’s tag line is “Glamorous, Infamous, Scandalous.”

Lohan plays Elizabeth Taylor at the height of her romance with actor Richard Burton (Grant Bowler, TV’s Defiance). The couple met on the set of Cleopatra and quickly became Hollywood royalty.

Their marriage — called “the marriage of the century” — was the most notorious, publicized and celebrated love affair of its day. They were both married to other people when they met, and paparazzi reveled in telling the story of Liz and Dick leaving their respective spouses, marrying, divorcing, remarrying and divorcing again.

Liz & Dick, which also stars Theresa Russell (Spider-Man 3), Charles Shaughnessy (TV’s Days of Our Lives) and Creed Bratton (TV’s The Office), drew 4 million viewers when it aired on Lifetime.

Viewers were a little more than lukewarm about the TV drama, giving it 60% approval on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics, however, panned the 90-minute biography movie, giving it only 33% approval. Boston Globe‘s Matthew Gilbert wrote, “Bowler and Lohan never approach the kind of magnetism that a movie about Burton and Taylor must conjure in order to be convincing.”

You be the judge. Here’s the trailer:

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.