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Killer's Kiss


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Original Name  死之吻
Starring Frank Silvera, Jamie Smith, Irene Kane
Director Stanley Kubrick
Screen Format Letter Box
Video Format NTSC Black And White
Audio Mono
Language English
Subtitles Chinese, English
Running Time 67 Minutes
Genre Drama
Version  Hong Kong
PAX-Code PAX0000558977
Catalog No.  DVDM16832

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Stanley Kubrick's second film, Killer's Kiss was summed up by one influential critic as an experiment in esoterica. Filmed on a budget of $40,000 (raised by Kubrick's relatives), the 65-minute, black-and-white drama is a true "noir" film, shot mostly at night in a variety of seedy Manhattan locations. The plot concerns the efforts of boxer Jamie Smith (who also narrates the film) to rescue nightclub dancer Irene Kane from the lecherous maneuvers of club owner Frank Silvera. The much-admired climax finds Smith, Silvera, and the villain's henchmen pursuing each other in a warehouse filled with grotesque-looking store mannequins. Director-writer-photographer-editor Kubrick didn't like the happy ending imposed on the film by its distributor (United Artists), but it was a lot more logical and satisfying than the filmmaker's own planned denouement. The imperiled leading lady Irene Kane later became famous as TV commentator and journalist Chris Chase; also appearing in the film is Kubrick's then-wife Ruth Sobotka.

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