The Killer Film Still

The Killer

John Woo

 
The Killer (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Out of Print
  • Hong Kong
  • 1989
  • 110 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • Cantonese
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  • Spine #8

Hong Kong’s preeminent director, John Woo, transforms genres from both the East and the West to create this explosive and masterful action film. Featuring Hong Kong’s greatest star, Chow Yun-fat, as a killer with a conscience, the film is an exquisite dissection of morals in a corrupt society, highlighted with slow-motion sequences of brilliantly choreographed gun battles on the streets of Hong Kong.

Cast

JohnChow Yun-fat
Inspector LiDanny Lee
JennySally Yeh
Sidney FungChu Kong
Sgt. Randy ChangTsang Kong
Johnny WengShing Fui On

Credits

DirectorJohn Woo
ScreenplayJohn Woo
ProducerTsui Hark
CinematographyPeter Pao and Wing-Hung Wong
EditingFan Kung Ming
MusicLowell Lo

Disc Features

  • Exclusive film-to-tape transfer approved by director John Woo
  • Commentary by John Woo and production executive Terence Chang
  • Deleted scenes
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Optional English subtitles

Film Essays

The Killer

By David Chute May 05, 1998

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Clippings

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Film Essays

The Killer

By David Chute May 05, 1998

The Killer is one of the most passionate and exhilarating gangster movies ever made. Written and directed by Hong Kong filmmaker John Woo, the film is the propulsive account of a super-cool Hong . . . Read more »