Kiss me deadly

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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2011].
DVD edition., DVD special edition
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1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in + 1 booklet (20 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm) 
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9781604654356, 160465435X


General Note
Based on the novel by Mickey Spillane.
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Originally released as a motion picture in 1955.
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Widescreen (1.66:1).
General Note
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.
Creation/Production 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 ; orchestrations by Albert Harris ; art director, William Glasgow ; set decorator, Howard Bristol ; sound, Jack Solomon.
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, Jerry Zinneman, Maxine Cooper, Cloris Leachman, Gaby Rodgers.
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.
System Details
DVD format; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital, monaural.
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Morris, B., Elam, J., Fax, J., Helton, P., Marshall, M., Martin, S., McCallion, J., Minciotti, S., Seay, J., Richards, P., Cornthwaite, R., Snowden, L., Zinneman, J., Cooper, M., Leachman, C., Rodgers, G., Hoberman, J., Spillane, M., Dennis, N., Lambert, J., Comfort, M., Glasgow, W., Aldrich, R., Bonanova, F., Bezzerides, A. I. 1., Laszlo, E., Luciano, M., DeVol, F., Cole, N. K., Harris, A., Saville, V., Bristol, H., Meeker, R., Dekker, A., Stewart, P., Hernandez, J., Addy, W., Carr, M., Bennett, M., & Solomon, J. (2011). Kiss me deadly (DVD edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ben Morris et al.. 2011. Kiss Me Deadly. [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ben Morris et al.. Kiss Me Deadly [New York, N.Y.]: The Criterion Collection, 2011.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Morris, Ben, et al. Kiss Me Deadly DVD edition., The Criterion Collection, 2011.

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