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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Deluxe Edition) [DVD] [1955] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]


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  • Actors: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson, Judith Anderson
  • Directors: Richard Brooks
  • Writers: Richard Brooks, James Poe, Tennessee Williams
  • Producers: Lawrence Weingarten
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Colour, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Original recording remastered, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 2 May 2006
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000EBD9T4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 180,625 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof offers a smouldering, angry Elizabeth Taylor as Maggie, the feline in question. Paul Newman is her ex-athlete husband, Brick Pollitt, an alcoholic who frustrates and disappoints his wife and his overbearing father, Burl Ives, the vulgar patriarch of this positively Gothic Southern family whose children return to the nest like vultures when they learn he is dying of cancer. Infidelities, addictions, latent homosexuality, depression, unrequited love and mendacity are woven into this powerful adaptation of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Though it was somewhat whitewashed by Hollywood, the sentiment remains powerful due to the provocative performances. The film was nominated for several Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor and Actress for Newman and Taylor. --Rochelle O'Gorman, Amazon.com

Synopsis

Thrilling performances by Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, and Burl Ives make this adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ story about a wealthy plantation owner succumbing to cancer, one of the most acclaimed movies in history.

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By W. Russell on 5 April 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
There is no denying that Taylor and Paul Newman are ideally cast and in their prime, while Burl Ives gives the oerformance of a lifetime as Big Daddy, who is dying from cancer. Judith Anderson pulls out all the stops as Big Momma, his wife, and Jack Carson and Madeleine Sherwood are terrific as Rick's envious sibling and his rapacious wife. But it does skirt delicately round, when not ignoring completely, the reason why Rick won't sleep with Maggie, the cat on that tin roof. In some ways it improves the play, which has a long opening scene with Maggie ranting, much cut here, but it remains classic Hollywood fudge - something that pretends to be what it is not. However Williams is well enough served, Taylor, a limited actress but good in the right part, and this was the right part, was at her loveliest, while Newman is simply sex on legs - eat your hearts out Brad Pitt and that man who currently plays 007.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By G Star on 25 Mar. 2011
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Throbs with hot sexual undertones,that are not in your face or overt. The acting can not be rated enough, if you haven't watched this film, go rent it and watch it now. Taylor and Newman at their best!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jay on 18 Dec. 2007
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Paul Newman is great here and together with Elizabeth Taylor he has some great scenes. Burt Ives as Big Daddy has a nice performance as well and Madeleine Sherwood does a very good job by creating one of the most annoying characters I have seen in the movies. Her whining Mae is hated by everyone and we totally understand why. With a movie where there is this much talking and the story line is mostly talking about things rather than experience them the actors are very important and do a very good job.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. Dowden HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 23 Aug. 2010
Format: DVD
I won't go into the differences to this and the original play that Tennessee Williams wrote as most people are surely aware of these, and the reason why, due to censorship laws. This is still a great movie and even if it was remade these days with the original story, chances are that it wouldn't be as good as this, as the actors are all top notch here.

With Burl Ives playing Big Daddy here as he did on Broadway his performance is finely polished. Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor are both on sizzling form which is why they were both Oscar nominated for their roles. The whole film is brilliantly made and unlike today's blockbusters, as this is based on a play it is more dialogue intense than relying on special effects. Despite the story changes this is still gripping stuff and a family at loggerheads is still as rivetting today as ever.

If you like something with substance rather than lots of explosions, then this is something that you will want to see.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By David H. Bebbington on 3 Mar. 2011
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This is a high-quality DVD of a classic film - yes, the screenplay fudges the Brick/Skipper relationship, but the actors are excellent (Burl Ives in particular delivers a much more rounded characterisation than usual) and Brick's nephews and nieces have been very well cast as repulsive little brats! Definitely worth the modest price. The "strangeness" of the packaging is that this is a double-sided DVD with the original Panavision version on one side and a 4:3 cropped version on the other - what on earth for? Just as well to have 2 versions in my case, as the 4:3 version froze at about 73 minutes. I thought I'd got an unlabelled pirate copy until I read the notes on the DVD box!
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Lawrance Bernabo HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on 10 Nov. 2000
Format: VHS Tape
In the film "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" the part of Big Daddy is played by Burl Ives and not Orson Welles. The film is somewhat notorious, not only for its allusions to homosexuality, but because Tennessee Williams was "persuaded" to change the ending of the play. Hollywood could just not accept the idea that anyone would turn down sleeping with Elizabeth Taylor (Maggie).
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 May 2002
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Paul Newman at his laconic best, watching his somewhat dysfunctional family competing for the attentions of the dying patriarch, wonderfully played by Burl Ives. The film positivly throbs with emotion; frustration, desire,jealousy pain - you name it, this film has it in spades. An absolute classic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By shidoshi on 7 Dec. 2011
Format: DVD
a classy classic movie another great film buy miss taylor both me and my wife love this movie great price as well
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