The Killing [1956] [Criterion] (DVD)

Stanley Kubrick

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Synopsis

2-Disc Set

 

 

Stanley Kubrick's account of an ambitious racetrack robbery is one of Hollywood's tautest, twistiest noirs. Aided by a radically time-shuffling narrative, razor-sharp dialogue from pulp novelist Jim Thompson, and a phenomenal cast of character actors, including Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Timothy Carey, Elisha Cook Jr., and Marie Windsor, The Killing is both a jaunty thriller and a cold-blooded punch to the gut. And with its precise tracking shots and gratifying sense of irony, it's Kubrick to the core.

Product Details

  • Starring: Jay C. Flippen, Vince Edwards, Coleen Gray, Sterling Hayden
  • Format: Black & White, Dolby, DVD, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Release Date: 08/16/0201
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 2048

Special Features

  • Video Interview With Producer James B. Harris
  • Excerpted Interviews with Actor Sterling Hayden From the French Television Series Cinema Cinemas
  • Video Interview with Poet and Author Robert Polito About Writer Jim Thompson
  • Restored High-Definition Digital Transfer of Stanley Kubrick's 1955 Noir Feature Killer's Kiss
  • New Video Appreciation of Killer's Kiss Featuring Film Critic Geoffrey O'Brien
  • Booklet Featuring an Essay by Film Historian Haden Guest and a Reprinted Interview With Actress Marie Windsor
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