WIN Robert Siodmak’s The Killers on Blu-ray. This classic piece of American 40s cinema is a great example of film-noir, featuring an iconic femme fatale, various wronged men and ambiguously heroic characters…
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This feature-packed disc will be released as a deluxe Blu-ray featuring a newly restored High Definition (1080p) presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by Universal alongside both original and newly commissioned artwork.
Together with the above, an isolated Music & Effects soundtrack to highlight Miklós Rózsa’s famous score (used later in TV show Dragnet) will be included along with a new featurette, Frank Krutnik on The Killers, in which Frank Krutnik, author of In a Lonely Street, introduces the film and offers a detailed commentary on four key scenes. Other featurettes include Heroic Fatalism, a video essay adapted from Philip Booth’s comparative study of multiple versions of The Killers (Hemingway, Siodmak, Tarkovsky, Siegel).
To round this complete and definitive version of the film off, 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.
CLOSING DATE: Jan 10th 2015