The Killers: Criterion Collection
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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- 1966 BAFTA®
- Best Actor: Lee Marvin
- 1947 Academy Award®
- Best Writing nominee
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital MonoOther 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.
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- Age appropriate
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- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it