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

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