WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF REVIEWED
“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” is one of those films of quiet historical importance. Spurring the creation of the MPAA, Virginia Woolf brought the best of Broadway into a maturing sense of American cinema. Domestic dramas rarely get as real as this look at the WASPy upper class that want to put on a better sense of self. Unfortunately, there’s very little identity left for older or younger couples in this world. People talk poorly of each other, manipulate others and wait for the perfect opportunity to snipe.
Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal and Sandy Dennis are one of the greatest core casts in movie history and I doubt that they will ever be matched. For those not familiar with the original play, you can look it up on your own. For those that know the play, you should realize that the film is the ideal portrayal of said story. Somewhere between Wexler’s shots, Nichols’ direction and Taylor’s loud performance…something magical is found. It’s one of those cinematic 60s experiences that stands up to Lawrence in the desert, the hippies getting blasted off their motorcycles or Slim Pickens riding the bomb to its target. This is a must-buy for all.
- Screen Test
A/V QUALITY STATS
- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 2.0 mono master audio track
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!