Killer Elite, The (Blu-ray)

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Renegade director Sam Peckinpah’s The Killer Elite (1975) offers a gorgeously San Francisco-based excursion into the dark world of contract assassins, the CIA, martial arts, and ever more obscure notions of honor among hit men, with James Caan and Robert Duvall the leading exemplars thereof.  Shot by the terrific Philip Lathrop, co-edited by the exemplary Monte Hellman and with music by sine qua non composer Jerry Fielding (his last, hugely poignant score with long-time partner Peckinpah is available on this Twilight Time release as an isolated track), this is an echt-1970s film, crammed with anger, betrayal and the occasional soupçon of heart-wrenching poetry.


Noon Wine (1966), the Sam Peckinpah-directed television version of Katherine Anne Porter’s short novel, starring Jason Robards, Olivia de Havilland, Theodore Bikel and Per Oscarsson, available here for the first time on home video. Specifications: Standard Definition / 1.33:1 / Color, English 1.0 DTS-HD MA, 51 Minutes, NR (Not Rated)

Starring: James Caan, Robert Duvall, Arthur Hill, Bo Hopkins, Mako, Burt Young, Gig Young     

Directed By: Sam Peckinpah

Written By: Marc Norman, Stirling Silliphant

Score By: Jerry Fielding

Language: English

Video: 1080p High Definition / 2.35:1

Audio: English 1.0 DTS-HD MA

Subtitles: English SDH

Theatrical Release: 1975

Runtime: 123 Minutes

Rating: PG

Region Code: Region Free (A/B/C)

Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Audio Commentary with Film Historians Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and Nick Redman / Passion and Poetry: Sam's Killer Elite / Promoting The Killer Elite / TV and Radio Spots / Original Theatrical Trailer

Genre: Action, Thriller

Limited Edition of 3,000 Units