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Title Kiss me deadly / Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Victor Saville presents ; screenplay by A.I. Bezzerides ; produced and directed by Robert Aldrich ; a Parklane Picture.

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  BLU FF F KISS    Check Shelf
Edition Blu-ray ed., widescreen.
Description 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Criterion collection ; 568
Criterion collection ; 568.
System Details Blu-ray; Region A; widescreen (1.66:1 aspect ratio); mono.
This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players.
Cast Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez, Wesley Addy, Marion Carr.
Credits Photographed by Ernest Laszlo ; film editor, Michael Luciano ; music composed and conducted by Frank DeVol.
Note Based on the novel by Mickey Spillane.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1955.
Audience Not rated.
Summary Mike Hammer, a private detective in Los Angeles, gives a ride to a half-naked girl, who is abruptly killed by thugs, and after almost being killed himself, Mike tries to solve the murder.
Note Blu-ray special edition features: new high-definition restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; 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 trailer; plus: a booklet featuring an essay by critic J. Hoberman and a 1955 reprint by director Robert Aldrich.
Language In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Hammer, Mike (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
Private investigators -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
Murder -- Investigation -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
Women -- Crimes against -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
Radioactive substances -- Drama.
Spillane, Mickey, 1918-2006 -- Film adaptations.
Spillane, Mickey, 1918-2006. (OCoLC)fst00006910
Hammer, Mike (Fictitious character) (OCoLC)fst00950780
Murder -- Investigation. (OCoLC)fst01029788
Private investigators. (OCoLC)fst01077503
Radioactive substances. (OCoLC)fst01087736
Women -- Crimes against. (OCoLC)fst01176618
California -- Los Angeles. (OCoLC)fst01204540
Genre/Form Detective and mystery films. (OCoLC)fst01710476
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
Film adaptations. (OCoLC)fst01710491
Film noir. (OCoLC)fst01710306
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. (OCoLC)fst01710450
Film noir.
Detective and mystery films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Aldrich, Robert, 1918-1983. Director. Producer.
Bezzerides, A. I. (Albert Isaac), 1908-2007. Screenwriter.
Saville, Victor, 1895-1979. Producer.
Meeker, Ralph, 1920-1988. Actor.
Dekker, Albert, 1905-1968. Actor.
Stewart, Paul, 1908-1986. Actor.
Hernandez, Juano. Actor.
Addy, Wesley. Actor.
Carr, Marian, 1925-2003. Actor.
Laszlo, Ernest. Cinematographer.
Luciano, Michael. Film editor.
DeVol, Frank. Composer.
Spillane, Mickey, 1918-2006. Kiss me deadly.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Also known as: Mickey Spillane's Kiss me deadly
Standard No. 715515081818
ISBN 9781604654349
Music No. CC2021BD The Criterion Collection
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