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Elizabeth Taylor [&] Richard Burton. The film collection

Author: Richard BarrClinton WilderErnest LehmanMike NicholsAnatole De GrunwaldAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2006]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?: Martha and George are a bitter aging couple who, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.

The V.I.P.s: For elite passengers awaiting London-to-U.S. flights, takeoff can't occur soon enough. But then fog rolls in, grounding air traffic. Over the next fateful night, the jet-setters must face problems and not flee them.

The sandpiper: Laura Reynolds is a free spirit, living in rustic Bohemian splendor in an oceanfront Big Sur home. Minister Edward Hewitt, a school headmaster, lives a life as constrained as his clerical collar. Now his world is changing. Blessed with a devoted wife, he must come to terms with his love for another woman.

The comedians: A poor nation can mean riches ... for the corrupt. Passions are both romantic and political in Haiti during the brutal rule of Papa Doc Duvalier. Diplomats, imposters, adulterers, hangers-on, the indolent and even a pair of pacifist vegetarians are all caught up in the strongman's reign of terror.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Feature films
Melodrama
Suspense films
Love stories
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Thriller
Romance
Drama
Teatro
Named Person: François Duvalier; François Duvalier; François Duvalier
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Barr; Clinton Wilder; Ernest Lehman; Mike Nichols; Anatole De Grunwald; Terence Rattigan; Anthony Asquith; Dalton Trumbo; Michael Wilson; Irene Kamp; Louis Kamp; Martin Ransohoff; Vincente Minnelli; Graham Greene; Peter Glenville; Elizabeth Taylor; Richard Burton; George Segal; Sandy Dennis; Louis Jourdan; Elsa Martinelli; Margaret Rutherford; Maggie Smith; Rod Taylor; Orson Welles; Linda Christian; Eva Marie Saint; Charles Bronson; Robert Webber; Morgan Mason; Alec Guinness; Peter Ustinov; Paul Ford; Lillian Gish; Haskell Wexler; Alex North; Irene Sharaff; Richard Sylbert; George James Hopkins; Miklós Rózsa; Johnny Mandel; Paul Francis Webster; Edward Albee; Turner Entertainment Co.; Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967); Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.; Venice Productions, Inc.; Filmways Pictures.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1419835823 1419842196 [discs 12] 141984217X [disc 3] 1419842161 [disc 4] 1419842188 [disc 5] 9781419835827 9781419842191 [discs 12] 9781419842177 [disc 3] 9781419842160 [disc 4] 9781419842184 [disc 5
OCLC Number: 78770755
Language Note: Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?: English or French languages, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese or Korean subtitles; closed-captioned. The V.I.P.s and The sandpiper: English or French languages, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned. The comedians: English language, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from set container and disc sleeves.
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? based on the play by Edward Albee.
The comedians based on the novel by Graham Greene.
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? originally released as a motion picture in 1966 ; The V.I.P.s originally released as a motion picture in 1963 ; The sandpiper originally released as a motion picture in 1965 ; The comedians originally released as a motion picture in 1967.
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? special features: Commentary by directors Mike Nichols and Steven Soderbergh; commentary by cinematographer Haskell Wexler; vintage biographical profile "Elizabeth Taylor: an intimate portrait"; 2 new featurettes: "Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?: a daring work of raw excellence," "Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?: too shocking for its time"; 1966 Mike Nichols interview; Sandy Dennis screen test; Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton movie trailer gallery.
The sandpiper special features: 2 vintage featurettes: "The Big Sur"; "A statue for The sandpiper."
The comedians special features: Vintage featurette "The comedians in Africa."
Credits: Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?: Cinematographer, Haskell Wexler ; music, Alex North ; costume designer, Irene Sharaff ; production designer, Richard Sylbert ; set decoration, George James Hopkins.
The V.I.P.s: Music, Miklos Rozsa.
The sandpiper: Music, Johnny Mandel ; lyrics, Paul Francis Webster.
Cast: Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis.
The V.I.P.s: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Louis Jourdan, Elsa Martinelli, Margaret Rutherford, Maggie Smith, Rod Taylor, Orson Welles, Linda Christian.
The sandpiper: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Eva Marie Saint, Charles Bronson, Robert Webber, Morgan Mason.
The comedians: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Alec Guinness, Peter Ustinov, Paul Ford, Lillian Gish.
Awards: Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? Academy Awards, 1966: Best Actress in a Leading Role (Elizabeth Taylor); Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Sandy Dennis); Best B & W Art Direction/Set Decoration (Richard Sylbert, George James Hopkins); Best B & W Cinematography, Haskell Wexler; Best B & W Costume Design, Irene Sharaff.
The V.I.P.s Academy Awards, 1963: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Margaret Rutherford)
The V.I.P.s Golden Globes, 1963: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Margaret Rutherford)
The sandpiper Academy Awards, 1965: Best Music, Original Song (Johnny Mandel, music and Paul Francis Webster, lyrics for "The shadow of your smile")
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 5 videodiscs (519 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD (Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?), region 1, widescreen (matted, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer.; DVD, region 1, widescreen (letterbox, enhanced) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer.
Contents: [Discs 1-2]: Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? / [presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures ; produced on the stage by Richard Barr and Clinton Wilder ; screenplay by Ernest Lehman ; directed by Mike Nichols (two-disc special ed. ; b&w ; 131 min.) --
[Disc 3]: The V.I.P.s / Turner Entertainment Co. ; [presented by] Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; produced by Anatole de Grunwald ; written by Terence Rattigan ; directed by Anthony Asquith (col. ; 119 min.) --
[Disc 4]: The sandpiper / Turner Entertainment Co. ; Venice Productions, Inc. ; [presented by] Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Filmways ; screenplay by Dalton Trumbo and Michael Wilson ; adaptation by Irene Kamp and Louis Kamp ; story by Martin Ransohoff ; directed by Vincente Minnelli (col. ; 117 min.) --
[Disc 5]: The comedians / Turner Entertainment Co. ; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents Peter Glenville's production ; screenplay by Graham Greene ; produced & directed by Peter Glenville (col. ; 152 min.).
Other Titles: Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?
V.I.P.s.
Sandpiper.
Comedians.
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

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Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?: Martha and George are a bitter aging couple who, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.

The V.I.P.s: For elite passengers awaiting London-to-U.S. flights, takeoff can't occur soon enough. But then fog rolls in, grounding air traffic. Over the next fateful night, the jet-setters must face problems and not flee them.

The sandpiper: Laura Reynolds is a free spirit, living in rustic Bohemian splendor in an oceanfront Big Sur home. Minister Edward Hewitt, a school headmaster, lives a life as constrained as his clerical collar. Now his world is changing. Blessed with a devoted wife, he must come to terms with his love for another woman.

The comedians: A poor nation can mean riches ... for the corrupt. Passions are both romantic and political in Haiti during the brutal rule of Papa Doc Duvalier. Diplomats, imposters, adulterers, hangers-on, the indolent and even a pair of pacifist vegetarians are all caught up in the strongman's reign of terror.

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