Killing [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Details

aec.crrn2047br
$25.49 $33.99

Product Promotions

25% off sitewide (excludes pre-orders, sale items, and exclusives)

Shipping Promotions

ID: aec.crrn2047br

Variations

    Blu-ray Disc
    DVD
    New
    Used

Add to cart options

Product Actions

Availability: In Stock

Synopsis

The Killing was director Stanley Kubrick's first major film effort -- though, like Kubrick's earlier films, it was economically produced with an inexpensive cast. In a variation of his Asphalt Jungle role, Sterling Hayden plays veteran criminal Johnny Clay, planning one last big heist before settling down to a respectable marriage with Fay (Colleen Gray). Teaming with several cohorts, Johnny masterminds a racetrack robbery. The basic flaw is that all the crooks involved are losers and small-timers who find themselves in way over their heads despite their supposed cleverness. None of the participants is more pathetic than George Peatty (Elisha Cook Jr.), who is goaded into the robbery by his covetous and far-from-faithful wife (Marie Windsor). As in a Greek tragedy, Johnny's best-laid schemes go awry. Prominently featured in the cast of The Killing are offbeat character actors Tim Carey and Joe Turkel, who'd show up with equally showy roles in future Kubrick productions. The Killing is based on the novel Clean Break by Lionel White. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Product Details

Release Date
8/16/11 
Studio
Criterion
MPAA Rating
NR -- Not rated
Length
1 hour, 24 minutes
Sound
  • No information available
Region
  • Blu-ray region A (North America, Central America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia)
Video Features
  • Video interview with producer James B. Harris
  • Excerpted interviews with actor Sterling Hayden from the French television series Cinéma cinémas
  • 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
  • Trailers
Number of Discs
1

Recommended Products

25% off sitewide (excludes pre-orders, sale items, and exclusives)
$14.99 $19.99