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Boom!

Released: May 28, 2019 • Available in US & Canada
Product SKU: 826663198263
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Synopsis

Taylor and Burton explode in this "heady serio-comic brew [from] Tennessee Williams ..." — Time Out

Cinema icons (and twice-married couple) Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton light up the screen in what acclaimed playwright Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire) described as the best film adaptation of his work he'd ever seen. Sissy Goforth (Taylor), the world's richest woman, has retired to her lavish island estate to dictate her memoirs. Her reclusive lifestyle is thrown into upheaval when roguish poet Chris Flanders (Burton) washes up on her beach. With the mysterious habit of calling upon a lady one step before the undertaker, Flanders has become known as "The Angel Of Death" — but an undaunted Goforth opts to tempt fate when she chooses to take Flanders as her next — and last — lover.

A notorious bomb on its initial release, Boom! has since built up a cult following for its one-of-a-kind mixture of camp, lyricism, and the highly combustible chemistry of its two leads. More than fifty years after Boom!'s debut, Shout! Factory invites you to light the fuse on a re-examination of this highly unusual drama.

Product Information

Discs
1
Run-time
113 min
Aspect Ratio ?
2.35:1
Color
Color
Language
English
Region
A
Rating
PG
Production Date
1968
Closed-Captioned ?
No
Subtitles
English

Boom!

TITLE NAME
Actor Elizabeth Taylor
Actor Richard Burton
Actor Noël Coward
Actor Joanna Shimkus
Actor Michael Dunn
Producer John Heyman
Director Joseph Losey
Producer Norman Priggen
Writer Tennessee Williams
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