Dramas, Family Interaction, Psychodrama, Substance Abuse, Recommended, Character Study, Theatrical Release, Essential Cinema
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Deluxe Edition DVD Description
This is the classic cinematic version of Tennessee Williams's breathtaking play about a crazed southern family torn apart by greed. Larger-than-life patriarch Big Daddy (Burl Ives) lays dying, and the members of his brood clamor for the inheritance. Paul Newman is Brick, the alcoholic son struggling in the shadow of his powerful father, and Elizabeth Taylor is Maggie, Brick's lingerie-clad temptress of a wife who will do anything for the love of her cold husband. Brick's younger brother, Gooper (Jack Carson), and his wife, Mae (Madeleine Sherwood), strive for Big Daddy's approval, but even though they have children and a successful marriage, Big Daddy is dedicated to Brick, a former football star with his own personal demons. Tensions mount as the family is forced together under one roof, where secrets are revealed and relationships are lost and found. Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman's performances serve as cinematic icons; the heat and hatred between them ignites the screen, fueled by Tennessee Williams's insightful and brilliant dialogue.
Region 1 Keep Case Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital Mono 1.0 - English Dolby Digital Mono 1.0 - French Subtitles: English, French, Spanish Additional Release Material: Audio Commentary: Donald Spoto - Biographer Featurette: New Featurette Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: Playing Cat and Mouse Trailers: Theatrical Trailer