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Kill Me Again
     

Kill Me Again

Director: John Dahl, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Michael Madsen

Cast: John Dahl, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Michael Madsen

 

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Kill Me Again relies heavily on atmosphere and mood, but these aspects suffer on DVD because the picture is cropped. Widescreen transfers are becoming fairly standard issue these days, which makes the absence of one on this disc all the more frustrating. The overall transfer is mediocre, with no major drawbacks or positives. A significant amount of defects

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Kill Me Again relies heavily on atmosphere and mood, but these aspects suffer on DVD because the picture is cropped. Widescreen transfers are becoming fairly standard issue these days, which makes the absence of one on this disc all the more frustrating. The overall transfer is mediocre, with no major drawbacks or positives. A significant amount of defects exist, including some graininess and muted colors. However, the outdoor scenes remain fairly bright and clear, with well-defined images in the foreground and background. The 2.0-channel Dolby Surround soundtrack functions well in conveying the sordid mood and tension of the film. While the sounds fail to move remarkably well from left to right, the end results are clear and efficient. Though this is a fairly obscure MGM catalog title, the lack of any noteworthy extras is still irksome. Even a short section of production notes or cast information would have helped. This disc does contain the original theatrical trailer in the full-screen form; it succeeds in conveying the dark, shady nature of the film without giving away the entire plot. Overall, though, the lack of extras, combined with the full-screen transfer, shows MGM's minimal interest in promoting this film on DVD.

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All Movie Guide - Linda Rasmussen
Kill Me Again -- aptly titled in reference to some amusing and complex plot devices -- is at times somewhat clumsy and unbelievable, but is saved by its unexpected and surprising conclusion and by the performance of Val Kilmer. Kilmer can be wooden at times, but is mostly charming and believable as Jack. Joanne Whalley-Kilmer is excellent in her role of the seductive, deceptive lady on the run. Kill Me Again, while derivative in some respects, gives an interesting twist to familiar material and is both an amusing send-up of the entire genre and a genuinely engrossing crime thriller.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/19/2000
UPC:
0027616855589
Original Release:
1989
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:35:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original theatrical trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Val Kilmer Jack Andrews
Joanne Whalley Fay Forrester
Michael Madsen Vince Miller
Jonathan Gries Alan Swayze
Pat Mulligan Sammy
Nick Dimitri Marty
Michael Greene Lt. Hendrix
Bibi Besch Jack's Secretary
Michael Sharrett Tim, the Motel Clerk
Carol Lewis Actor
Duane Tucker Collection Agent #2
Molly Flanegin Gossipy Motel Clerk
Jim Boeke Javonovitch
Stanley Brown 7-11 Motel Clerk
Lee Wilkof Big Jim
Joseph Carberry Jonesy
Roy Kieffer Hilton Desk Clerk
Jeri Arredondo Indian Girl
Jeff Smolek Chase Patrolman

Technical Credits
John Dahl Director,Screenwriter
Eric L. Beason Editor
Scott Cameron Associate Producer
Danny Costa Stunts
Terry Dresbach Costumes/Costume Designer
Steve Golin Co-producer
Frank E. Jimenez Editor
Michael Kuhn Executive Producer
Carol Lewis Associate Producer,Casting
Michelle Minch Production Designer
Wally Rose Stunts
Jonathan P. Shaw Editor
Sigurjon Sighvatsson Co-producer
Nigel Sinclair Executive Producer
Jeff Smolek Choreography
Jacques Steyn Cinematographer
David Warfield Co-producer,Screenwriter
William Olvis Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Logos/Title/Credits [2:42]
2. Drive-By Robbery [1:35]
3. Split Decision [5:05]
4. Shattered Life [7:33]
5. "Kill Me!" [4:14]
6. Pieces of the Plan [2:50]
7. Real Blood/Fake Death [7:37]
8. Dropping Off the Body [4:09]
9. Drowning Bad Memories [1:34]
10. "I Remember Her" [1:52]
11. The Third Degree [3:04]
12. "Going Somewhere?" [3:28]
13. "Cops Got It Wrong!" [3:02]
14. "Gotta Run!" [5:02]
15. Recovered Cash [3:17]
16. Cops & Robber [2:18]
17. Safe & Sexy [5:28]
18. "Kill Me Again!" [3:24]
19. Goodbye to a Friend [6:45]
20. Buried Treasure [3:55]
21. Bluffed & Murdered [5:42]
22. Double-Crosser [3:18]
23. "Last Chance" [2:50]
24. End Credits [3:32]

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