Criterion Collection: The Honeymoon Killers (1970) BR
Martha Beck (Klute’s Shirley Stoler) is sullen, overweight, and lonely. Desperate for affection, she joins Aunt Carrie’s Friendship Club and strikes up a correspondence with Ray Fernandez (The French Connection’s Tony Lo Bianco), a charismatic smooth talker who could be the man of her dreams—or a degenerate con artist.
Based on a shocking true story and filmed in documentary-style black and white by the confident and inspired first-time filmmaker Leonard Kastle, The Honeymoon Killers is a stark portrayal of the desperate lengths to which a lonely heart will go to find true love.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack • New interview program featuring actors Tony Lo Bianco and Marilyn Chris and editor Stan Warnow • Interview with writer-director Leonard Kastle from 2003 • “Dear Martha,” a new video essay by Scott Christianson, author of Condemned: Inside the Sing Sing Death House • Trailer • PLUS: An essay by critic Gary Giddins
|Director 導演||Leonard Kastle, Martin Scorsese (uncredited)|