Kiss Me Deadly (Criterion Collection)

Directed By: Robert Aldrich Starring: Ralph Meeker

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Studio Criterion Collection
SKU 220647757
UPC 715515082815
UPC 14 00715515082815
Format DVD
Release Date 6/21/2011
Essential Cinema
Film Noir
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note 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 Summary
Summary Mike Hammer investigates the murder of a knockout blonde and ends up neck-deep in a sinister conspiracy.
USA Today "Hollywood more or less anticipated David Lynch in this crazy Cold War masterpiece..." 08/15/1997 p.3D
Robert Aldrich
Ralph Meeker
Cast & Crew
Strother Martin - Star
Ralph Meeker - Star
Maxine Cooper - Star
Paul Stewart - Star
Jack Elam - Star
Albert Dekker - Star
Cloris Leachman - Star
Jack Lambert - Star
Gaby Rodgers - Star
A. I. Bezzerides - Screenwriter
William Glasgow - Art Director
Mickey Spillane - Source Writer
Michael Luciano - Editor
Ernest Laszlo - Director of Photography
Victor Saville - Executive Producer
Frank DeVol - Composer
Robert Aldrich - Producer
Robert Aldrich - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1955
UPC 00715515082815
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 106 minutes
Color B&W
DVD, Widescreen
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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