Blu-ray Release: Suddenly, Last Summer

Blu-ray Release Date: Aug. 15, 2017
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Joseph L. Mankiewicz (All About Eve) directs this 1959 adaptation by Gore Vidal and Tennessee Williams of Williams’ provocative drama , Suddenly, Last Summer.

Elizabeth Taylor takes charge in Suddenly, Last Summer

Elizabeth Taylor (Cleopatra) stars as a young woman who knows such terrible truths about the death of her cousin Sebastian that his mother (Katharine Hepburn, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner) is determined to have her lobotomized; Montgomery Clift is the psychiatrist brought in to evaluate the lovely, profoundly disturbed patient. Both Taylor and Hepburn received Best Actress Oscar nominations; the film, denounced as obscene, was a hit at the box office.

Special features include an isolated music & effects track and the film’s original theatrical trailer.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to head over to the Twilight Time site or that of distributor Screen Archives NOW so you can put in your prebook order!

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.