An evening with George and Martha (Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton) becomes a searing event of vicious verbal backbiting, disclosed secrets, alcoholic indulgence and bizarre fantasies in this faithful adaptation of Edward Albee's Broadway play. Winner of five Oscars, including Best Actress and Supporting Actress, this was Mike Nichols' directorial debut. Co-stars George Segal, Sandy Dennis. 131 min. Standard and Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; audio commentary.
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are ideal as malevolent married Martha and George in first-time-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 five decades a taboo-toppling landmark.