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The Killing

  • Year:1956
  • Country of origin: USA
  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
  • Director: Stanley Kubrick
  • Length: 84 min
  • IMDb rating: The Killing (1956) on IMDb
Poster of The Killing

In all its fury and violence …Like no other picture since “Scarface” and “Little Caesar”!

Selected disc options for The Killing

Extras
Kino box art
Kino BD-ALL 4K/US 2022
Criterion box art
Criterion BD-A/US 2011
Arrow box art
Arrow BD-B/UK 2015
MGM box art
MGM DVD-1/US/OOP 1999
Audio Commentary by Alan K. Rode has extra
The Evolution of a Master: Michel Ciment on Kubrick’s Films of the 1950s (25:42) has extra
The Killing: An Appreciation by Ben Wheatley (11:53) has extra
Archival Interview with Actor Sterling Hayden [Arrow] (1970, 15:51) has extra
Archival Interview with Actor Sterling Hayden [Criterion] (1984, 23:40) has extra
Interview with Poet/Author Robert Polito on Jim Thompson (18:42) has extra
Interview with Producer James B. Harris (21:07) has extra
Isolated Music and Effects Track has extra
Theatrical Trailer has extra has extra has extra has extra
Bonus Film: Killer’s Kiss (1955, 67:19) has extra has extra

Notes

  • Criterion’s Blu-ray includes a 24-page booklet with writing by Haden Guest (“Kubrick’s Clockwork”).
  • Arrow’s “Arrow Academy” Blu-ray includes a 40-page booklet with writing by Peter Kramer (“A New Boy Wonder: ‘Killer’s Kiss’, ‘The Killing’ and Stanley Kubrick’s Early Career”), Barry Forshaw (“Lionel White: Hardboiled Master”) and Ron Peck (“Snakes and Ladders”).
  • MGM’s DVD includes a 4-page booklet.

Ultimate Edition

Combine the best digital presentation with a selection of choice extras for the ultimate edition.

  • Archival Interview with Actor Sterling Hayden [Criterion] (1984, 23:40)
  • Interview with Poet/Author Robert Polito on Jim Thompson (18:42)
  • Interview with Producer James B. Harris (21:07)
Presentation Criterion BD 2011
  • Video
    • File 1
      • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
      • Resolution: 1080p23.976
      • Overall bit rate: 30.99 Mbps
      • Aspect ratio: 1.67:1
      • Length:1:24:20.513
      • File size: 18.98 GiB
  • Audio
    • File 1
      • Language: English LPCM 1.0
      • Sampling rate: 48 kHz
      • Bit rate: 1152 kbps
      • Bit depth: 24-bit
  • Subtitles
    • English SDH
Extras Archival Interview with Actor Sterling Hayden [Criterion] (1984, 23:40, 1080i60) Criterion BD
Interview with Poet/Author Robert Polito on Jim Thompson (18:42, 1080p) Criterion BD
Interview with Producer James B. Harris (21:07, 1080p) Criterion BD
Theatrical Trailer (1:48, 1080p) Criterion BD
Bonus Film: Killer’s Kiss (1955, 67:19) Criterion BD