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The Killers (1946) /  The Killers (1964) (Criterion Collection)

The Killers (1946) / The Killers (1964) (Criterion Collection)

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Ernest Hemingway's simple but gripping short tale ''The Killers'' is a model of economical storytelling. Two directors adapted it into unforgettably virile features: Robert Siodmak (Criss Cross), in a 1946 film that helped define the noir style and launch the acting careers of Burt Lancaster (Sweet Smell of Success) and Ava Gardner (On the Beach); and Don Siegel (Dirty Harry), in a brutal 1964 version, starring Lee Marvin (Point Blank), Angie Dickinson (Rio Bravo), and John Cassavetes (Rosemary's Baby), that was intended for television but deemed too violent for home audiences and released theatrically instead. The first is poetic and shadowy, the second direct and harsh as daylight, but both get at the heart of Hemingway's existential classic.

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    Title: The Killers (1946) / The Killers (1964) (Criterion Collection)
    Genre: Suspense-Film Noir
    Starring: Lee Marvin, Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner
    Directors: Don Siegel, Robert Siodmak
    Attributes: Full Frame, Subtitled
    Release Date: 7/7/2015
    Original Year: 1964
    Product Type: Blu-ray
    Rated: NR
    Catalog #: 2501
    UPC: 715515150910
    Item #: 1489643X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 7/7/2015
    Closed Caption: No
    Run Time: 196 minutes
    Studio: Criterion