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Hong Kong action 1989 color 111 min.
Director: John Woo

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           1 disc, catalog # CC1515D

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" ... one of the best Hong Kong action movies. When nestled in the extensive supplementary package that makes up the Criterion Collection's must-have version of this stirring story, it becomes a crash course in Hong Kong cinema." --Nick Pullia, Spotlight

Hot-shot Hong Kong director John Woo (Hard Target) fashions a nervy thriller about an assassin seeking one last hit. Chronicling the lives of the super-cool hitman and the tough cop who trails him, The Killer is aggressively violent and exhilaratingly passionate. The movie bristles with pyrotechnic gunplay and exquisite slow-motion sequences. Presented in a new widescreen transfer, approved by John Woo.

Criterion's CAV Special Edition lets you examine every frame of the incredible editing, stunts, and camera work and includes:

  • Audio commentary by John Woo and producer Terence Chang
  • Trailers from 11 John Woo films, including The Killer
  • Director's cut--the Hong Kong release version--of the film
  • Complete bio-filmography of John Woo, including a student film
  • A "bluffer's guide" to the best of Hong Kong cinema.

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