Directed by John Huston
USA 1964

 

  A companion piece to Huston's Wise Blood, The Night of the Iguana has disgraced clergyman Burton turned traveling courier, accompanying a group of women teachers across Mexico. They are pursued in turn by a young sexpot (Lyon), the middle-aged owner of a hotel (Gardner) and an artist (Kerr), all of which leads to moral and mental turmoil in the trademark style of Tennessee Williams, on whose play this is based. Huston always had a sensitive hand in adapting great literary works (The Dead, Under the Volcano) and this is no exception, successfully bringing Williams' writing to the screen while effortlessly adding the Huston touch.

Excerpt from Channel 4 located HERE

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Theatrical Release: August 6th, 1964

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This is also part of the Tennessee Williams Film Collection which contains A Streetcar Named Desire 1951 Two-Disc Special Edition / Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958 Deluxe Edition / Sweet Bird of Youth / The Night of the Iguana / Baby Doll / The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone 

              

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Distribution Warner Home Video - Region 1,2,3,4 - NTSC
Runtime 1:57:36 
Video 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.74 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio English (Dolby Digital 1.0), DUB: French (Dolby Digital 1.0)  
Subtitles English, Spanish, French, None
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Release Information:
Studio: Warner Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 1.78:1

Edition Details:

• Featurette: The Night of the Iguana: Houston's Gamble
• Vintage featurette On the Trail of the Iguana
• Theatrical trailers

DVD Release Date: May 2nd, 2006

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Chapters: 25

 

 

Comments:

This image may be the best in the entire Tennessee Williams Boxset. Detail is very sharp with strong grey-tones. Like the other releases it is tight to the frame edges, anamorphic and HD transferred. This looks fabulous and all features (optional subtitles, audio and supplements including 2 featurettes) are at Warner's lofty standards. 

Typical of most films in the Tennessee Williams boxset - focus shifts to the strong performances with some exceptional timing and delivery. This was a much anticipated film to own on DVD.    

Gary W. Tooze

 





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The 2-disc SE is part of the Tennessee Williams Film Collection which contains A Streetcar Named Desire 1951 Two-Disc Special Edition / Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958 Deluxe Edition / Sweet Bird of Youth / The Night of the Iguana / Baby Doll / The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone) 

              

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Distribution Warner Home Video - Region 1,2,3,4 - NTSC




 

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