Killer Elite

Killer Elite

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Director: Sam Peckinpah

Cast: James Caan, Robert Duvall, Arthur Hill

     
 

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Sam Peckinpah's cat-and-mouse hit-man thriller Killer Elite comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the trailer and an eight-page booklet thatSee more details below

Overview

Sam Peckinpah's cat-and-mouse hit-man thriller Killer Elite comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include the trailer and an eight-page booklet that includes production notes. This DVD does a fine job of delivering the film, making it a great disc for Peckinpah fans.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
This 1975 action opus lacks the inspiration and precise storytelling of Peckinpah classics like The Getaway and The Wild Bunch, but still has plenty to offer action fans. The main problem with The Killer Elite is Stirling Silliphant's script, which drags after an interesting setup and never finds the right balance between action and the blackly comic satire of the genre it attempts to achieve. Despite these key flaws, The Killer Elite will still appeal to action buffs for a few reasons, the first is the impressive performances of its cast. Robert Duvall delivers a supremely icy performance as the mercenary Hansen and James Caan's work as Locken makes every painful step of his rehabilitation believable. There is also some colorful supporting work from Bo Hopkins and Burt Young as a pair of eccentric assassins whom Caan enlists to help him in his revenge. The Killer Elite also benefits from Sam Peckinpah's golden touch with action set pieces. Highlights include the bombing that takes place under the opening titles and the meticulously edited fight finale aboard a set of abandoned war ships. In short, The Killer Elite is not top-flight Peckinpah, but delivers enough action and quirky characterizations to make it worthwhile for anyone interested in this director's work.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/23/1999
UPC:
0027616744326
Original Release:
1975
Rating:
PG
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
2:03:00

Special Features

Eight-page booklet featuring trivia and production notes; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Caan Mike Locken
Robert Duvall George Hansen
Arthur Hill Cap Collis
Bo Hopkins Jerome Miller
Mako Chung
Burt Young Mac
Gig Young Weyburn
Tom Clancy O'Leary
Kate Heflin Amy
Sondra Blake Josephine
Helmut Dantine Vorodny
Rick Alemany Ben Otake
George Cheung Bruce
W. Wallace Kelley Walter
Matthew Peckinpah Kid
Simon Tam Jimmy Fung
James Wing Woo Tao Yi
Hank Hamilton Hank
Tiana Alexandra Actor
Uschi Digard Actor
Danny Inosanto Actor

Technical Credits
Sam Peckinpah Director
Newt Arnold Asst. Director
Martin Baum Producer
Garth Craven Editor
Helmut Dantine Producer
Tony de Zarraga Editor
Jerry Fielding Score Composer
Joel Freeman Producer
Rick T. Gentz Set Decoration/Design
Ted Haworth Production Designer
Monte Hellman Editor
Philip H. Lathrop Cinematographer
Arthur Lewis Producer
Marc Norman Screenwriter
Richard Portman Sound/Sound Designer
Stirling Silliphant Screenwriter
Charles M. Wilborn Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
1. Logo/Title/The Bomb [4:03]
2. Elite party time [2:40]
3. Car sing-a-long [3:24]
4. Double betrayal [4:40]
5. Emergency surgery [5:05]
6. "A humpty dumpty" [3:42]
7. No pain, no gain [9:49]
8. Showdown at the Dojo [6:17]
9. Airport "Chop Suey" [6:43]
10. Back in business [5:36]
11. Hiring a psycho [2:34]
12. Heavy & fast [6:02]
13. Jerome & Mac "talk" [2:03]
14. Traitorous tryst [2:15]
15. Perilous pick up [7:26]
16. Car chase with Chung [2:39]
17. "Bomb? What bomb?" [4:15]
18. Call waiting [4:17]
19. "I'm a virgin!" [:48]
20. Home sweet hide-out [2:48]
21. Mac philosophizes [3:33]
22. "Using the night" [1:25]
23. "At least one voice" [2:08]
24. Betrayed vs. betrayer [7:41]
25. New job offer [1:52]
26. Sailing into trouble [4:17]
27. Cap gets capped [3:53]
28. Raising cane & sword [2:18]
29. Fight to the death [2:52]
30. "Get a new boy!" [2:25]
31. "Let's go bananas!" [1:17]
32. End credits [1:58]

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