The Honeymoon Killers The Honeymoon Killers

The Honeymoon Killers

Leonard Kastle

 
The Honeymoon Killers (Criterion Blu-Ray)

29 Sep 2015

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

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  • United States
  • 1969
  • 107 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #200

Martha Beck (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 (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 shot in documentary-style black and white by the confident and inspired Leonard Kastle, in what would be his only foray into filmmaking, The Honeymoon Killers is a stark portrayal of the desperate lengths to which a lonely heart will go to find true love.

Cast

Martha BeckShirley Stoler
Ray FernandezTony Lo Bianco
Janet FayMary Jane Higby
BunnyDoris Roberts
Delphine DowningKip McArdle
Myrtle YoungMarilyn Chris
Mrs. BeckDortha Duckworth
Evelyn VardenBarbara Cason
Doris AckerAnn Harris

Credits

DirectorLeonard Kastle
Written byLeonard Kastle
ProducerWarren Steibel
Associate producerPaul Asselin
EditorsStan Warnow and Richard Brophy
SoundFred Kamiel
Music selected from the works ofGustav Mahler
Director of photographyOliver Wood

Disc Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Interview with writer-director Leonard Kastle from 2003
  • Love Letters, a new interview program by Robert Fischer, featuring actors Tony Lo Bianco and Marilyn Chris and editor Stan Warnow
  • “Dear Martha . . . ,” a new video essay by writer Scott Christianson, author of Condemned: Inside the Sing Sing Death House
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Gary Giddins

    New cover by Aesthetic Apparatus

Film Essays

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The Honeymoon Killers: Broken Promises

By Gary Giddins September 28, 2015

Leonard Kastle’s first and only feature is a remarkably accomplished, if down and dirty, look at scary love. Read more »

Film Essays

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The Honeymoon Killers: Broken Promises

By Gary Giddins September 28, 2015

Leonard Kastle’s first and only feature is a remarkably accomplished, if down and dirty, look at scary love. Read more »


On Five

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Remembering Leonard Kastle

By Susan Arosteguy May 23, 2011

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