Kiss Me Deadly (Criterion Collection)
Starring: Ralph Meeker Director: Robert Aldrich

Blood red kisses! White hot thrills! Mickey Spillane's latest H-bomb...
Kiss Me Deadly (Criterion Collection)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: June 21, 2011
  • Originally Released: 1955
  • Label: Criterion
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Audio Commentary by Film Noir Specialists Alain Silver and James Ursini
    • New video tribute by Director Alex Cox
    • Excerpts from The Long Haul of A.I. Bezzerides, a 2005 Documentary on the Kiss Me Deadly Screenwriter
    • Mike Hammer's Mickey Spillane, a 1998 Documentary about the life and work of the author
    • Video pieces on the film's locations
    • Controversial altered ending
    • Theatrical Ending
    • Plus: a Booklet featuring an Essay by critic J. Hoberman and a 1955 reprint by Director Robert Aldrich
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.66
  • Audio:
    • English

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Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 08/15/1997
"Hollywood more or less anticipated David Lynch in this crazy Cold War masterpiece..."

Product Description:

Hard-hitting detective Mike Hammer (Ralph Meeker) takes on thugs and atomic secrets in Robert Aldrich's fast-paced thriller KISS ME DEADLY, an adaptation of the Mickey Spillane novel. The night goes awry for Hammer soon after he picks up a scantily clad hitchhiker (Cloris Leachman). The next thing he knows, he's assaulted by a couple of goons and the sultry drifter turns up dead. As Hammer tracks down the murderers, he realizes he is involved in an international conspiracy--one that could cost him his life. Generally considered to be the best of the many films centering on Spillane's classic protagonist and lauded as a primary inspiration and building block for the French Nouvelle Vague, KISS ME DEADLY boasts nightmarish imagery, a careening, sinuous plot, and an unforgettable shock ending.

Plot Synopsis:

Mike Hammer investigates the murder of a knockout blonde and ends up neck-deep in a sinister conspiracy.


Production Notes:

  • KISS ME DEADLY was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1999.
  • Additional cast includes: Marian Carr (Friday); Jerry Zinneman (Sammy); Madi Comfort (Night Club Singer); James McCallian (Super); James Seay (FBI Man); Mara McAfee (Nurse); Jesslyn Fax (Mrs. Super) and Mort Marshall.
  • Aspect ratio 1.85:1.
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  • Sales Rank: 23,357
  • UPC: 715515082815
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