THE KILLER ELITE (IMPRINT COLLECTION #192)

Pain is Only a Side Effect, Death is the Cure
1975 · 238 mins · Action & Adventure

Friends George Hansen (Robert Duvall) and Mike Locken (James Caan) are hit men who do contract jobs for a company called Com-Teg, associated with the CIA. But, when George gets a better offer from the competition, he turns on Mike. This tense, action-packed thriller explores savagery and betrayal in the murky world of killers-for-hire.

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 honor among hit men. Shot by Philip Lathrop, co-edited by Monte Hellman, and with music by composer Jerry Fielding.

Info

Format
Blu-ray
Catalogue
IMP3252
Languages
English
Encoding
PAL
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1

Special Features

Disc One – Original Version
1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-Ray
NEW Audio commentary by Peckinpah expert Mike Siegel
Audio commentary by film historians Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and Nick Redman
Passion & Poetry: Sam's Killer Elite - featurette (2013)
NEW The Passion & Poetry Project - Mike Siegel and his works on Sam Peckinpah
NEW Passion & Poetry: Peckinpah Anecdotes - featuring Kris Kristofferson, Ernest Borgnine, James Coburn, David Warner, Ali MacGraw, L.Q. Jones, Bo Hopkins, R.G. Armstrong and Isela Vega
NEW Interview with film critic Kim Newman
Promoting The Killer Elite - Image Gallery
Shooting The Killer Elite - Image Gallery
The Killer Elite in pictures - Image Gallery
San Francisco Plays Itself - Locations video essay filmmaker/historian Daniel Kremer
TV Spots & Radio Spots
Isolated Score
Trailer

Disc Two – Alternative Theatrical Cut
1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-Ray