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Name: CRITERION COLLECTION
Number: CRRN3104BR

FUGITIVE KIND, THE (CRITERION COLLECTION / 1960) (BLU-RAY)
Starring:  R.G. Armstrong, Anna Magnani, Victor Jory, Marlon Brando, Maureen Stapleton, Joanne Woodward
Directed By:  Sidney Lumet

Four Oscar-winning actors—Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Joanne Woodward, and Maureen Stapleton—shine in this enthralling film, which also brings together the legendary talents of director Sidney Lumet and writer Tennessee Williams. A smoldering, 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 does local wild child Carol Cutrere (Woodward). Lumet captures the intense, fearless performances and Williams’s hot-blooded story­telling and social critique with his customary restraint, resulting in a drama of uncommon sophistication and craft.

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
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
PLUS: An essay by film critic David Thomson
Cover by Ron Lesser

RUN TIME: 121 minutes
COLOR: Black & White
ASPECT RATIO: 1.66:1
LANGUAGE: English
GENRE: Drama; Romance

  
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