Kiss Me Deadly: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1955) / Region 1
Kiss Me Deadly: The Criterion Collection

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Mickey Spillane's latest H-Bomb!

In this atomic adaptation of Mickey Spillane's novel, directed by Robert Aldrich, the good manners of the 1950s are blown to smithereens. Ralph Meeker stars as snarling private dick Mike Hammer, whose decision one dark, lonely night to pick up a hitchhiking woman sends him down some terrifying byways. Brazen and bleak, Kiss Me Deadly is a film noir masterpiece as well as an essential piece of cold war paranoia, and it features as nervy an ending as has ever been seen in American cinema.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Mar 18 2011
  • Production Year 1955
  • Empire SKU 1569883
  • UPC Code 715515082815
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL


Audio Commentary by Film Noir Specialists Alain Silver and James Ursini
New Video Tribute by Director Alex Cox
Excerpts From The Long Haul of A. I. Bezzerides, A 2005 Documentary On The Kiss Me Deadly Screenwriter
Mike Hammer's Mickey Spillane, A 1998 Documentary About The Life And Work Of The Author
Video Pieces On The Film's Locations
Controversial Altered Ending
Theatrical Trailer
A Booklet Featuring An Essay By Critic J. Hoberman And A 1955 Reprint By Director Robert Aldrich


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.66:1 B&W (Anamorphic)

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