Hot Sheet: A Young and Wild Deathtrap
BY Advocate.com Editors
November 30 2012 3:58 PM ET
8. DVD: Deathtrap on Blu-ray
At the height of his fame as Superman, Christopher Reeve took on Sidney Lumet's stage to film adaptation of Ira Levin's wickedly funny and hugely popular Broadway hit to test his mettle as an actor. His on-screen counterpart in this comedy-thriller was Michael Caine, the hugely talented British actor probably most recognizable as Alfred in the Batman films. The story revolves around a Broadway playwright who plans to murder someone to take credit for a script. Most notably, it features a kiss between Reeve and Caine — at the time something so controversial that preview audiences booed, and according to Time magazine, it cost the movie about $10 million in box office receipts. Caine vowed to never do another gay scene, and Reeve told reporters, "We kiss on the mouth. We handle it straight on. But I hope that audiences will not overfocus on the homosexual aspects of a thriller." Thankfully, you can find out what all the fuss was about now that the Warner Archive Collection is releasing the DVD and Blu-ray via MOD (Manufacturing on Demand) at WarnerArchive.com or WBShop.com
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