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Behind the Candelabra DVD (TV-MA)
Movie: 4 out of 4 stars
Disc: 3 out 4 stars
Easily the most lavish, high profile and acclaimed (15 Emmy nominations) made-for-cable movie ever, “Behind the Candelabra” was produced by HBO only after every studio in Hollywood turned it down. Even with two Oscar-winners in front of the camera (Michael Douglas and Matt Damon) and another behind it (Steven Soderbergh), the idea of raiding the “closet” of an entertainment icon (Liberace) was deemed too much of a commercial risk. Pity, as it is as non-judgmental as any film like this could possibly be, is directed with streamline effeciency and is bravely acted by the leads and a dream supporting cast (Rob Lowe, Dan Aykroyd, Scott Bakula and Debbie Reynolds).
Technical specs: aspect ratio: Widescreen (16:9), audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby 2.0), subtitles: English, French and Spanish.
• Making-of featurette
HBO Films, $19.97