The Killing (1956) + Killer's Kiss (1955) [The Criterion Collection #577]
DVD9+DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 16:9, 4:3 | ~ 7600kbps | 11.4Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps (The Killing), English AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps (Killer's Kiss) | Subtitles: English SDH
Full time: 02:31:00 | USA | Drama, Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
Stanley Kubrick’s account of an ambitious racetrack robbery is one of Hollywood’s tautest, twistiest noirs. Aided by a radically time-shuffling narrative, razor-sharp dialogue from pulp novelist Jim Thompson, and a phenomenal cast of character actors, including Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Timothy Carey, Elisha Cook Jr., and Marie Windsor, The Killing is both a jaunty thriller and a cold-blooded punch to the gut. And with its precise tracking shots and gratifying sense of irony, it’s Kubrick to the core.