(aka 'Kill Me, Kill me')

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Stanley Kubrick fans will adore the masterful composition of "Killer's Kiss" - an inexpensive Film-Noir gem made for a night out at the Drive-in theatre. Davy Gordon (Jamie Smith) is a boxer who is past his prime. His sexy neighbor Gloria Price (Irene Kane) is a for-hire-by-lonely-men dancer (how 'Noir' can you get?). After a recent tough loss in the ring, Davy decides to move to his uncle's farm in Seattle, and put his hand to horses. Voyeuristically peering through his apartment window he spies Gloria in a bind. Stepping in is imperative and it becomes the story of the film.

If the film is atypical of many common Noir's it is the lack of character development, but a fine and enjoyable viewing experience to see an early attempt by an eventual giant of a director.out of  
  
 

Gary W. Tooze

NOTE: Unable to record the film's dialogue on-set due to technical problems, Kubrick was forced to post-sync all of this film's dialogue and sound effects. Veteran soundman Nathan Boxer was initially hired to record sound. However, after his boom microphone and pole created many unwanted shadows, the inexperienced Kubrick had to fire him and his sound crew. Irene Kane was then unavailable to add her dialogue later, so the voice of another actress was used.

 

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Theatrical Release: September 28th, 195 - NY, NY - USA

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Distribution MGM - Region 1- NTSC
Runtime 1:07:50
Video 1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.51 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s 

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Dolby) 
Subtitles English, French, None
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Release Information:
Studio: MGM

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 1.33:1

Edition Details:

• Trailer - (1:44)

•  2 page liner notes on Kubrick

DVD Release Date: May 1st, 2001

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Chapters: 20

 

Comments:

This DVD has a very acceptable image - it is sharp with decent contrast - good black levels. It is another in the line of cheapy-no-extras- MGM DVDs, but perhaps sparkling a bit more in the image department. It is rather short and could have easily had some decent extras with only 3.81 of the 4.7 GIG filled. The audio sync problem is a factor of the film, but rarely infringes upon your viewing experience.  It is great to have this on DVD and the price sure is right.  out of

Gary W. Tooze

 

Kubrick on DVD (NTSC) - CLICK COVERS or TITLES for more information

Stanley Kubrick Boxset Eyes Wide Shut Full Metal Jacket The Shining Barry Lyndon A Clockwork Orange 2001: A Space Odyssey

Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned To Stop Worry and Love the Bomb

Lolita

Spartacus

Paths of Glory

The Killing

Killer's Kiss

 





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Incidental Reading on Stanley Kubrick (CLICK COVERS or TITLES for more information)

 

Kubrick: Inside A Film Artist's Maze by Thomas Allen Nelson Stanley Kubrick, Director: A Visual Analysis by Alexander Walker Stanley Kubrick: Interviews (Conversations With Filmmakers Series)
by Stanley Kubrick, Gene D. Phillips
Stanley Kubrick The Complete Films
by Paul Duncan
The Complete Kubrick by David Hughes Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures
by Christiane Kubrick
Narrative And Stylistic Patterns In The Films Of Stanley Kubrick by Luis Garcia Mainar The Stanley Kubrick Archives by Alison Castle Stanley Kubrick Companion by James Howard

 




 

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