'A Streetcar Named Desire: 60th Anniversary Edition' Blu-ray Lost Footage Added

Posted Fri Mar 30, 2012 at 06:00 AM PDT by

The timeless classic getting the Blu-ray red carpet treatment next month will contain three minutes of extra footage thought to have been lost.

As previously reported, Warner has revealed 'A Streetcar Named Desire: 60th Anniversary Edition' for Blu-ray on April 10.

'A Streetcar Named Desire' was nominated for 12 Academy Awards® and won four, including three for acting. This edition of the film is 'A Streetcar Named Desire: The Original Restored Version,' the motion picture moviegoers would have seen had not censorship by the Legion of Decency occurred at the last minute. It features three minutes of footage thought to be lost until its rediscovery in the early 1990s. The new footage underscores, among other things, the sexual tension between Blanche DuBois (Vivienne Leigh) and Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando), and Stella Kowalski's (Kim Hunter) passion for her husband.

Specs and yet to be detailed, but the release will be a Digibook and will include: Commentary with Karl Malden, film historian Rudy Behlmer, and Jeff Young; Elia Kazan movie trailer gallery; Movie and audio outtakes; Marlon Brando screen test; Elia Kazan: A Director's Journey documentary; and Five behind-the-scenes featurettes.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is still undetermined at this time.

You can find the latest specs for 'A Streetcar Named Desire: 60th Anniversary Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under April 10.

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A Streetcar Named Desire: 60th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray)
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