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The Killers: Criterion Collection

1964 Rated NR 3hr 16m

Ernest Hemingway's short story "The Killers" was turned into two memorable films that bookended the high period of the noir genre. Disc 1 contains the original 1946 Robert Siodmak version starring Burt Lancaster as "the Swede," an aging boxer who's brought in for an underground job. To view the 1964 Don Siegel version, please rent Disc 2.

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Movie Details

1966 BAFTA®
1947 Academy Award®
  • Best Writing nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; Tarkovsky's student film version of The Killers; writer interview; Screen Director's Playhouse 1949 radio adaptation (starring Burt Lancaster and Shelley Winters); actor Stacy Keach (Mike Hammer) reads Hemingway's short story; production and publicity stills (including actor biographies, rare photos, original press book and ads); trailers; Paul Schrader's 1972 essay "Notes on Film Noir"; notes by Jonathan Lethem (Motherless Brooklyn); music and effects track.