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Don Siegel's The Killers Officially Announced

Posted January 23, 2014 04:43 PM by Webmaster

Arrow VideoArrow Films' Arrow Academy label has officially announced and detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of director Don Siegel's The Killers (1964), starring Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes, Clu Gulager, Claude Akins, Norman Fell, and Ronald Reagan. The release will be available for purchase online and in shops across the country on February 24th.

This feature-packed disc will be released as a deluxe Blu-ray featuring original and newly commissioned artwork, an archive interview with director Don Siegel, new and exclusive interviews with Dwayne Epstein, author of 'Lee Marvin: Point Blank' and Marc Eliot, author of 'Ronald Reagan: The Hollywood Years', alongside an exclusive collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mike Sutton, extracts from Don Siegel's autobiography and contemporary reviews.

Here for the first time on Blu-ray, Arrow Academy is proud to release the film in both the alternate widescreen framing (1.85:1) and the more commonly seen 1.33:1/4:3 version. The Killers was originally commissioned as the first American TV movie, though it was intended from the outset to be released in European cinemas. However, following the JFK assassination, NBC became nervous about the film's subject matter, and the film debuted in American cinemas instead. But because of the original plans, previous video releases have treated The Killers as a TV movie and framed it at the then-universal TV shape of 1.33:1/4:3.

Synopsis: There is more than one way to kill a man...

"I gotta find out what makes a man decide not to run. Why all of a sudden he'd rather die."

So muses hitman Charlie (Lee Marvin) after his high-priced victim Johnny North (John Cassavetes) gives in without a fight. Obsessed with the answer, Charlie and his hot-headed associate Lee (Clu Gulager) track down Johnny's associates, and uncover a complex web of crime and deceit involving his femme fatale girlfriend Sheila (Angie Dickinson) and ruthless mob boss Jack Browning (Ronald Reagan in his last screen role).

Loosely inspired by the Ernest Hemingway story, and directed by Don Siegel (whose many other taut, efficient thrillers include Dirty Harry and the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers), The Killers was commissioned as the very first 'TV movie', but was given a cinema release because of its violence - although a cast like that really belonged on the big screen in the first place.

Special Features:
  • High Definition digital transfer of the film by Universal Pictures, presented in alternative "television" and "cinema" aspect ratios
  • Original uncompressed 2.0 mono PCM audio
  • Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • Reagan Kills: interview with New York Times bestselling writer Marc Eliot, author of 'Ronald Reagan: The Hollywood Years'
  • Screen Killer: interview with Dwayne Epstein, author of 'Lee Marvin: Point Blank'
  • Archive interview with Don Siegel (1984) from the French television series 'Cinéma Cinémas'
  • Gallery of rare behind-the-scenes images
  • Reversible sleeve featuring the original poster and newly commissioned artwork by Nathanael Marsh
  • Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mike Sutton, extracts from Don Siegel's autobiography and contemporary reviews, illustrated with original lobby cards



Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United Kingdom [Country settings]

News comments (5 comments)



RiFiFi1955
  Jan 23, 2014
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Man I love this movie. Criterion's print was widescreen right? It has been awhile since I watched it.

rootless
  Jan 23, 2014
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Criterion's disc was the original 4:3 TV version
filmmusic
  Jan 24, 2014
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It won't have an isolated score track?

Spiderwalk
  Jan 24, 2014
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Check out the commissioned art it's beautiful.

http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/the-killers/

rootless
  Jan 24, 2014
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beautiful


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