Video/Film , DVD in English

Mickey Spillane's Kiss me deadly

Victor Saville presents ; screenplay by A.I. Bezzerides ; produced and directed by Robert Aldrich.
  • [United States] : Criterion Collection, 2011.
  • Special ed.
  • 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + Accompanied by: 1 booklet.
  • DVD (NTSC region 1); widescreen; Dolby Digital, monoaural.
Also known as
  • Kiss me deadly
Performers
  • Cast: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez, Wesley Addy; introducing Maxine Cooper, Cloris Leachman, Gaby Rodgers.
Subjects
Genre
  • Film noir.
  • Detective and mystery films.
  • Film adaptations.
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
  • Fiction films.
  • Feature films.
  • Feature films United States.
Series
Summary
  • "In an atomic adaptation of Mickey Spillane's novel, directed by Robert Aldrich, the good manners of the 1950s are blown to smithereens. Snarling private detective Mike Hammer's decision one dark, lonely night to pick up a hitchhiking woman sends him down some terrifying byways. Brazen and bleak, it's a film noir masterpiece and an essential piece of cold war paranoia. Featuring as nervy an ending as has ever been seen in American cinema."--Container.
Other information
  • Based on the novel by Mickey Spillane.
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1955; copyright held by Parklane Pictures, Inc.
  • DVD release date: Jun. 21, 2011.
  • Supplements: Audio commentary by film noir specialists Alain Silver and James Ursini; director Alex Cox on Kiss me deadly; 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.
  • Not rated.
  • Language: In English with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Publisher's number
  • 568 The Criterion Collection
ISBN
  • 9781604654356
  • 160465435X
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 715515082815
  • OCLC: 729426371
  • OCLC: 729426371