The Naked Kiss [1964] [Criterion] (BLU)

Samuel Fuller

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Synopsis

New, restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack.

 

The setup is pure pulp: A former prostitute (a crackerjack Constance Towers) relocates to a buttoned-down suburb, determined to fit in with mainstream society. But in the strange, hallucinatory territory of writer-director-producer Samuel Fuller, perverse secrets inevitably simmer beneath a seemingly wholesome surface. Featuring radical visual touches, full-throttle performances, brilliant cinematography by Stanley Cortez, and one bizarrely beautiful musical number, The Naked Kiss is among Fuller's greatest, boldest entertainments.

 

Product Details

  • Starring: Constance Towers, Anthony Eisley, Michael Dante, Virginia Grey, Patsy Kelly, Karen Conrad, Gerald Michenaud, Betty Robinson, Breena Howard, Sally Mills, Edy Williams, Marie Devereux
  • Format: Black & White, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 18

Special Features

  • New video interviews with star Constance Towers by film historian and filmmaker Charles Dennis
  • Excerpts from a 1983 episode of The South Bank Show dedicated to director Samuel Fuller
  • Interview with Fuller from a 1967 episode of the French television series Cineastes De Notre Temps
  • Interview with Fuller from a 1987 episode of the French television series Cinema Cinemas
  • Illustrations by Cartoonist Daniel Clowes
  • Essay by Critic and Poet Robert Polito

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