- Widescreen Presentation
- Interview with Leonard Kastle
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 48 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: July 22, 2003
- Originally Released: 1970
- Label: Criterion
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Dual Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital Mono - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Interviews: Leonard Kastle - Director
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Ray Fernandez and Martha Beck: The True Crime Story by Scott Christianson (Illustrated)
- Critical Essay by Gary Giddins
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Los Angeles Times - 06/26/1992
"...Pleasantly twisted....The quality of being true to itself is THE HONEYMOON KILLER'S greatest strength....[Kastle] is in perfect control of his material here..."
Rolling Stone - 08/07/2003
"...Potently acted by Shirley Stoler and Tony Lo Bianco..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Leonard Kastle's cult thriller about a pair of murderers known as "the Lonely Hearts Killers". Based on a true story, the tale of duplicity, jealousy and twisted love stars Tony Lo Bianco and Shirley Stoler in iconic performances. Includes a new interview with the director and an illustrated essay on the true crime story.
In this stark film based on the true-life Lonely Hearts murders of the late 1940s, handsome gigolo Ray Fernandez cons lonely women out of money with the promise of marriage. When he meets lonely nurse Martha Beck, the two find themselves actually falling in love. Posing as brother and sister, the duo cross the country swindling needy women and, when necessary, killing them. As their passions become more inflamed, their crime spree grows bloodier. A stark film featuring truly unique characters and fine performances, THE HONEYMOON KILLERS was originally to have been directed by Martin Scorsese, who was replaced.
Essential Cinema |
Theatrical Release |
- Original theatrical release: Feb. 4, 1970 (New York).
- The original director slated for this film was Martin Scorese, he was replaced by Donald Volkman who was eventually replaced by screenwriter Leonard Kastle.