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Kiss me deadly

Author: Robert AldrichVictor SavilleA I BezzeridesErnest LaszloMichael LucianoAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, NY?] : Criterion Collection, ©2011.
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 568.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Special edView all editions and formats
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While driving down a lonely road late one evening, Hammer picks up a beautiful blonde hitchhiker, dressed in nothing but a raincoat. At first, Hammer assumes that the incoherent girl is an escaped lunatic; his mind is changed for him when he and the girl are abducted by two thugs. The men torture the girl to death as the semiconscious Hammer watches helplessly. He himself escapes extermination when the murderers'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Film noir
Detective and mystery films
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: Mickey Spillane
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Aldrich; Victor Saville; A I Bezzerides; Ernest Laszlo; Michael Luciano; Frank DeVol; Nat King Cole; Kitty White; Albert Harris; William Glasgow; Howard Bristol; Jack Solomon; Ralph Meeker; Albert Dekker; Paul Stewart; Juano Hernandez; Wesley Addy; Marian Carr; Marjorie Bennett; Fortunio Bonanova; Madi Comfort; Robert Cornthwaite; Nick Dennis; Jack Elam; Jesslyn Fax; Percy Helton; Jack Lambert; Mort Marshall; Strother Martin; Jimmy McCallion; Silvio Minciotti; Ben Morris; Paul Richards; James Seay; Leigh Snowden; Maxine Cooper; Cloris Leachman; Gaby Rodgers; Mickey Spillane; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.; Parklane Pictures, Inc.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 9781604654356 160465435X
OCLC Number: 729426371
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Notes: Based on the novel by Mickey Spillane.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1955.
Supplements: Audio commentary by film noir specialists Alain Silver and James Ursini; Director Alex Cox on Kiss me deadly; "Mike Hammer's Mickey Spillane" documentary directed by Max Allan Collins; excerpts from The long haul of A.I. Bezzerides; "Bunker Hill, Los Angeles" video piece on film's locations by Jim Dawson; "Ending altered" truncated ending which was presented as the film's ending for three decades; Theatrical trailer. Booklet: "The thriller of tomorrow" by J. Hoberman; "You can't hang up the meat hook" by Robert Aldrich.
Credits: Photographed by Ernest Laszlo ; film editor, Michael Luciano ; music composed and conducted by Frank DeVol ; "Rather have the blues" sung by Nat "King" Cole, Kitty White ; orchestrations by Albert Harris ; art director, William Glasgow ; set decorator, Howard Bristol ; sound, Jack Solomon.
Cast: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez, Wesley Addy, Marion Carr, Marjorie Bennett, Fortunio Bonanova, Madi Comfort, Robert Cornthwaite, Nick Dennis, Jack Elam, Jesslyn Fax, Percy Helton, Jack Lambert, Mort Marshall, Strother Martin, James McCallion, Silvio Minciotti, Ben Morris, Paul Richards, James Seay, Leigh Snowden, Maxine Cooper, Cloris Leachman, Gaby Rodgers.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([24] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital, monaural.
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 568.
Other Titles: Mickey Spillane's Kiss me deadly
Responsibility: Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Victor Saville presents ; screenplay by A.I. Bezzerides ; produced and directed by Robert Aldrich ; a Parklane Picture.

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While driving down a lonely road late one evening, Hammer picks up a beautiful blonde hitchhiker, dressed in nothing but a raincoat. At first, Hammer assumes that the incoherent girl is an escaped lunatic; his mind is changed for him when he and the girl are abducted by two thugs. The men torture the girl to death as the semiconscious Hammer watches helplessly. He himself escapes extermination when the murderers' car topples off a cliff and he is thrown clear. Seeking vengeance, Hammer tries to discover the secret behind the girl's murder.

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