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The Resource Kiss me deadly, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Victor Saville presents ; screenplay by A.I. Bezzerides ; produced and directed by Robert Aldrich ; a Parklane Picture, (DVD)

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

Label
Kiss me deadly
Title
Kiss me deadly
Statement of responsibility
Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Victor Saville presents ; screenplay by A.I. Bezzerides ; produced and directed by Robert Aldrich ; a Parklane Picture
Title variation
Mickey Spillane's Kiss me deadly
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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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videorecording
Credits note
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
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
In English with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
PerformerNote
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
Runtime
106
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
568
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Kiss me deadly, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Victor Saville presents ; screenplay by A.I. Bezzerides ; produced and directed by Robert Aldrich ; a Parklane Picture, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • 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
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([24] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn729426371
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (106 min.)
Isbn
9781604654356
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515082815
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC2022D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)729426371
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital, monaural
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Kiss me deadly, Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; Victor Saville presents ; screenplay by A.I. Bezzerides ; produced and directed by Robert Aldrich ; a Parklane Picture, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • 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
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([24] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn729426371
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (106 min.)
Isbn
9781604654356
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515082815
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC2022D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)729426371
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital, monaural
Video recording format
DVD

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