Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Fugitive Kind

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 14, 2019
Price: DVD $28.08, Blu-ray $27.99
Studio: Criterion

Four Oscar-winning actors–Marlon Brando (On the Waterfront), Anna Magnani (Bellisima), Joanne Woodward (WUSA), and Maureen Stapleton (Cocoon)-excel in the 1960 drama-romance The Fugitive Kind, written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Sidney Lumet (Network).

A snakeskin-jacketed Brando is Val Xavier, a drifter trying to go straight. He finds work and solace in a small-town southern variety store run by the married, sexually frustrated Lady Torrance (Magnani), who proves as much a temptation for Val as local wild child Carol Cutrere (Woodward).

Criterion’s new editions include the following:

* High-definition digital restoration, approved by director Sidney Lumet, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
* Interview from 2009 with Lumet
Three Plays by Tennessee Williams, an hour-long 1958 television presentation of one-act plays, directed by Lumet and starring Ben Gazzara and Lee Grant, among others
* Program from 2010 discussing Williams’s work in Hollywood and The Fugitive Kind
* An essay by film critic David Thomson

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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.