The Killers

The Killers

DVD - 2003
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The Criterion Collection presents three versions of Ernest Hemingway's classic tale that asks why a man would silently welcome his own murder.

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1aa
Mar 21, 2017

I found none of the versions particularly interesting, though I liked the 1946 version a bit more. In that version, the film is mostly comprised of the backstory of the boxer; the story upon which its based is filmed and over with in about fifteen minutes, the rest of the film is the invention of the filmmakers. The best part was the inclusion of an audio recording of the story among the extras on disc one.

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patch666
Mar 21, 2017

Classic film noir . The killers in the diner scene is one of the greatest ever filmed . Dark and doom ridden throughout ~ 420

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abernson
Dec 19, 2015

Though the other comments say that this is the 1946 version despite the DVD cover, by the time I got it, it was the 1964 version! Disappointed that the BPL doesn't appear to have the classic.

carnett1 May 31, 2015

At a glance, the boss could have been one of the killers threatened by the gorgeous mysterious woman's previous interest in the victim.

7duffy May 29, 2015

The DVD case said 1964 version, but the disc was the 1946 version. I can't compare them.

7duffy May 26, 2015

1946 Version. Film Noir at it's best, good story with contrasting black and white lighting.......awesome. Lancaster, Gardner & O'Brien are all top notch.

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paulrr
Mar 21, 2015

This is a great little film! The last scene makes you want to watch it again - classic!

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e278
May 23, 2014

The Killers; 3.5; What I liked most about this was 4 versions of the same thing; no really. The audio-book; the straight Russian adaptation movie/play; the 1st & 2nd American movie versions; and the commentator's explanations helped me notice the time-line influence. A short story, that started with some darkness is drawn out in some different ways. Definitely “noir”, but with characters I suspect good actors would kill to get; and these actors brought them to life

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RichardPaul
Apr 27, 2013

Ernest Hemingway's The Killers---- (DVD - 2003) I really liked this movie:the 1964 version. My just about becoming a teenager: seeing this movie was not an option. It was like memory row seeing again what the world was like then. ---- Ronald Reagan was funny as a criminal/Tough Guy-as we all know about his leadership in this Country.---- The 1946 version of the show I don't think I'll watch. ---- 1964 Version was fun and clumbsy as most things were in the 1960'3 ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul (finished 4-27-13)

aaa5756 Oct 12, 2012

Sound and Very well done old school sci-fi movie. I would recommend this movie for all to see. A++ DVD

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