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Based on the stage play by Edward Albee.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1966.

Special features: commentaries ; vintage biographical profile "Elizabeth Taylor ; an intimate portrait" ; 2 new featurettes ; 1966 Mike Nichols interview ; Sandy Dennis screen test.

Special features: commentary by directors, Mike Nichols & Steven Soderbergh ; commentary by cinematographer, Haskell Wexler.

Screenplay by Ernest Lehman ; Directed by Mike Nichols ; Music by Alex North ; Produced on the stage by Richard Barr and Clinton Wilder.

Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton ; George Segal, Sandy Dennis.

George, a disillusioned academic, and Martha, his caustic wife, have just come home from a faculty party. When a handsome young professor and his mousy wife stop by for a nightcap, an innocent night of fun and games quickly turns dark and dangerous. Long-buried resentment and rage are unleashed as George and Martha turn their rapier-sharp wits against each other, using their guests as pawns in their verbal sparring. By night's end, the secrets of both couples are uncovered and the lies they cling to are exposed.

Rated: M.

DVD ; Region 4 ; PAL.

In English, Spanish, German with optional subtitles in English, Spanish, Czech, Danish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish, English for the hearing impaired, German for the hearing impaired.

Academy Award winner 1967: Best actress in a leading role (Elizabeth Taylor) ; Best actress in a supporting role (Sandy Dennis). BAFTA winner 1967: Best British actress (Elizabeth Taylor) ; Best British actor (Richard Burton) ; Best film from any source.

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