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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (DVD) - £4.49 @ Play
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (DVD) - £4.49 @ Play

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (DVD) - £4.49 @ Play

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Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are ideal as malevolent marrieds Martha and George in first-time film director Mike Nichols' searing film of Edward Albee's groundbreaking Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Taylor won her second Academy Award'' (and New York Film Critics National Board of Review and British Film Academy Best Actress Awards). Burton matches her as her emotionally spent spouse. And George Segal and Best Supporting Actress Oscar'' winner Sandy Dennis score as another couple straying into their destructive path. The movie won a total of five Academy Awards'' and remains after 40 years a taboo-toppling landmark.

This is the second of two Academy Winning performances from her (Butterfield 8 being her first), and one of her finest roles.

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Is this meant as an obituary or is a shameless way to make money minutes after the death of a legendary actress has been announced?

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musicals

Is this meant as an obituary or is a shameless way to make money minutes … Is this meant as an obituary or is a shameless way to make money minutes after the death of a legendary actress has been announced?



Neither, it was posted (not aware of any price reduction after her recent death) as the cheapest price for her greatest role for anyone that is curious to watch the film. Cynicism or no cynicism, people *DO* get curious about famous people that have recently passed on, a younger generation of film buffs stand a good chance of never having seen this film that may want to watch a great film of yesteryear.

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Good price around £6+ elsewhere. Hadn't heard she'd died - sad news. Very good film this too.

It is, indeed, sad news that Elizabeth Taylor has died. I hope I'm not alone in finding this in poor taste. Minutes after her death was announced the great marketing machine swung into action, and alongside her obituaries were links to her films on DVD and other associated Taylor memorabilia. You might argue that she sold out to Hollywood years ago, but the relentless profiteering when an actor or musician dies always leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

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It is, indeed, sad news that Elizabeth Taylor has died. I hope I'm not … It is, indeed, sad news that Elizabeth Taylor has died. I hope I'm not alone in finding this in poor taste. Minutes after her death was announced the great marketing machine swung into action, and alongside her obituaries were links to her films on DVD and other associated Taylor memorabilia. You might argue that she sold out to Hollywood years ago, but the relentless profiteering when an actor or musician dies always leaves a bad taste in my mouth.



When anybody famous dies of course alongside the obituaries there are going to be mentions and links their achievements, what do you expect its called news! The fact that famous people have left behind some sort of legacy is a tribute to them surely?!

Posting a link to the cheapest price you can find one of her finest films is hardly poor taste, as I said earlier. Just take a look on Youtube, how many fans of her work have commented they will be watching a Liz Taylor film tonight?

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When anybody famous dies of course alongside the obituaries there are … When anybody famous dies of course alongside the obituaries there are going to be mentions and links their achievements, what do you expect its called news! ... Just take a look on Youtube, how many fans of her work have commented they will be watching a Liz Taylor film tonight?



I think you miss the point. I'm not attacking you for posting this "deal", simply pointing out the number of sites who are profiteering on the news of her death. But then again, the untimely demise of a big star is possibly their greatest career move...
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