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Suddenly Last Summer

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Description

Elizabeth Taylor and Katharine Hepburn each received 1960 Oscar® nominations for Best Actress in this gripping adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play. Beautiful Catherine Holly (Elizabeth Taylor) is committed to a mental institution after witnessing the horrible death of her cousin at the hands of cannibals. Catherine's aunt, Violet Venable (Katharine Hepburn), tries to influence Dr. Cukrowicz (Montgomery Clift), a young neurosurgeon, to surgically end Catherine's hau­nting hallucinations. By utilizing injections of sodium pentothal, Dr. Cukrowicz discovers that Catherine's de­lusions are, in fact, true. He then must confront Violet about her own involvement in her son's violent de­ath.

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Critic reviews

“Suddenly, Last Summer remains a remarkably salacious descent into madness, thanks to Mankiewicz's ha­rrowing direction and two towering performances by Taylor and Hepburn”

  • From the Front Row

“On film, with Taylor as the woman who saw something nasty and Clift as the psychiatrist trying to probe her trauma, the one-act material is stretched perilously thin; but it works for Hepburn as the incarnation of civilised depravity.”

  • Time Out

“Hepburn and Taylor both earned Oscar nominations for their work; it's hard to pick which turns in a more compelling performance.”

  • Filmcritic.com
Release date Australia
September 22nd, 2005
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Language
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Length (Minutes)
110
Subtitles
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Hindi, Portuguese
Original Release Year
1959
UPC
9317731024641
Product ID
1474752

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