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Arrow Academy

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Superior US film noir crime caper from 1946. 

After boxer Swede (Burt Lancaster) is gunned down by a pair of contract killers, insurance investigator Jim Reardon (Edmond O'Brien) sets about piecing together the motives behind the murder.

Swede's story is revealed in flashback - how he became involved in the crime world of Big Jim Colfax (Albert Dekker), only to be seduced into armed robbery by Colfax's glamorous moll, Kitty Collins (Ava Gardner).

Superior US film noir crime caper from 1946. 

After boxer Swede (Burt Lancaster) is gunned down by a pair of contract killers, insurance investigator Jim Reardon (Edmond O'Brien) sets about piecing together the motives behind the murder.

Swede's story is revealed in flashback - how he became involved in the crime world of Big Jim Colfax (Albert Dekker), only to be seduced into armed robbery by Colfax's glamorous moll, Kitty Collins (Ava Gardner).

Extras

  • Newly restored High Definition (1080p) presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by Universal
  • Original uncompressed PCM mono 1.0 audio
  • Isolated Music & Effects soundtrack to highlight Miklós Rózsa’s famous score
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Frank Krutnik on The Killers, a video piece by the author of In a Lonely Street, which introduces the film and offers a detailed commentary on four key scenes
  • Heroic Fatalism, a video essay adapted from Philip Booth’s comparative study of multiple versions of The Killers (Hemingway, Siodmak, Tarkovsky, Siegel)
  • Three archive radio pieces inspired by The Killers: the 1949 Screen Director’s Playhouse adaptation with Burt Lancaster and Shelley Winters; a 1946 Jack Benny spoof; the 1958 Suspense episode ‘Two for the Road’ which reunited original killers William Conrad and Charles McGraw
  • Stills and posters gallery
  • Trailers for The Killers, Brute Force, The Naked City and Rififi
  • Reversible sleeve featuring one of the original posters and newly commissioned artwork by Jay Shaw
  • Collector’s booklet containing new writing by Sergio Angelini and archive interviews with director Robert Siodmak, producer Mark Hellinger and cinematographer Woody Bredell, illustrated with original production stills

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5027035011929
Catalogue Number FCD1024
Product contents 1 disc
Year 1946
Director Robert Siodmak
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) Arrow Academy
Countries USA
Aspect ratio 1.37:1
Colour Black & White
Sound 1.0 Mono
Subtitles English Hard of Hearing
Language(s) English
Running time 105 min
Blu-ray region B
Certificate PG

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