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Kiss Me Deadly

Spine #568

Jun 21, 2011

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Kiss Me Deadly

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Directed By: Robert Aldrich
Starring: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez, Nick Dennis, Wesley Addy, Marion Carr, Maxine Cooper, Cloris Leachman, Gaby Rodgers
Licensor: MGM Home Entertainment

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In this atomic adaptation of Mickey Spillane's novel, directed by Robert Aldrich, the good manners of the 1950s are blown to smithereens. Ralph Meeker stars as snarling private dick Mike Hammer, whose decision one dark, lonely night to pick up a hitchhiking woman sends him down some terrifying byways. Brazen and bleak, Kiss Me Deadly is a film noir masterwork as well as an essential piece of cold war paranoia, and it features as nervy an ending as has ever been seen in American cinema.

  • Audio commentary by film noir specialists Alain Silver and James Ursini
  • New video tribute from 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 trailer


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