The Killers [Blu-ray] [19... has been added to your Basket

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

The Killers [Blu-ray] [1964]

4.7 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews

Price: £7.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Promotion Message Promotion Available 1 Promotion(s)

Only 13 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
28 new from £7.99 1 collectible from £21.06

LOVEFiLM By Post

Rent The Killers on Blu-ray from LOVEFiLM By Post
£7.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 13 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Enjoy £1.00 credit to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Video when you purchase a DVD or Blu-ray offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 credit per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 GMT on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
  • Note: Blu-ray discs are in a high definition format and need to be played on a Blu-ray player.

  • Important Information on Firmware Updates: Having trouble with your Blu-ray disc player? Will certain discs just not play? You may need to update the firmware inside your player. Click here to learn more.


Frequently Bought Together

  • The Killers [Blu-ray] [1964]
  • +
  • Thief [Blu-ray]
  • +
  • Bound [Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD]
Total price: £34.97
Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes
  • Directors: Don Siegel
  • Format: Colour, Anamorphic, Widescreen, Mono
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Arrow Academy
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Feb. 2014
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00G5IVAA0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,144 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Product Description

Product Description

THERE IS MORE THAN ONE WAY TO KILL A MAN...

"I gotta find out what makes a man decide not to run. Why all of a sudden he'd rather die."

So muses hitman Charlie (Lee Marvin) after his high-priced victim Johnny North (John Cassavetes) gives in without a fight. Obsessed with the answer, Charlie and his hot-headed associate Lee (Clu Gulager) track down Johnny's associates, and uncover a complex web of crime and deceit involving his femme fatale girlfriend Sheila (Angie Dickinson) and ruthless mob boss Jack Browning (Ronald Reagan in his last screen role).

Loosely inspired by the Ernest Hemingway story, and directed by Don Siegel (whose many other taut, efficient thrillers include Dirty Harry and the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers), The Killers was commissioned as the very first 'TV movie', but was given a cinema release because of its violence - although a cast like that really belonged on the big screen in the first place.

Special Features:

  • New high definition digital transfer
  • Newly commissioned artwork
  • Collector s booklet
  • More to be announced!

Review

Charlie and Lee are arguably the model for Quentin Tarantino's chatty, funny killers in his later Pulp Fiction --DVD Talk

Lee Marvin and Clu Gulager are both superb as the killers with Marvin shining as the crowning performance of the entire movie --DVD Active

Resourceful and inventive, a great example of the remake as criticism --AV Club

Lee Marvin and Clu Gulager are both superb as the killers with Marvin shining as the crowning performance of the entire movie --DVD Active

Resourceful and inventive, a great example of the remake as criticism --AV Club

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
THE KILLERS [1964] [Blu-ray] There is More Than One Way to Kill a Man! Explosively NEW in Color!

“I gotta find out what makes a man decide not to run. Why all of a sudden he’d rather die.”

So muses hitman Charlie [Lee Marvin] after his high-priced victim Johnny North [John Cassavetes] gives in without a fight. Obsessed with the answer, Charlie and his hot-headed associate Lee [Clu Gulager] track down Johnny’s associates, and uncover a complex web of crime and deceit involving his femme fatale girlfriend Sheila [Angie Dickinson] and ruthless mob boss Jack Browning [Ronald Reagan] in his last screen role.

Loosely inspired by the Ernest Hemingway story, and directed by Don Siegel, whose many other taut, efficient thrillers include ‘Dirty Harry’ and the original ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers,’ ‘The Killers’ was commissioned as the very first “TV movie,” but was given a cinema release because of its violence – although a cast like that really belonged on the big screen in the first place.

FILM FACT: ‘The Killers’ was intended to be the very first "made for TV movie", but NBC judged it too violent to broadcast, so Universal released the movie in theaters instead. Steve McQueen and George Peppard were considered for the Johnny North role. Don Siegel had originally been hired as director of the earlier 1946 version of the same story, but had been fired. Actress Virginia Christine had also appeared in the 1946 version.

Cast: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes, Clu Gulager, Claude Akins, Norman Fell, Ronald Reagan, Virginia Christine, Don Haggerty, Robert Phillips, Kathleen O'Malley, Ted Jacques, Irvin Mosley Jr.
Read more ›
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Blu-ray
THE KILLERS (1964) BLU RAY RELEASE, ARROW FILMS
Based on the short story by Ernest Hemingway, Don Siegel’s movie was a remake of the 1946 Robert Siodmak film of the same name. Originally, the film was to be one of the first to be made for American TV; however NBC deemed the film too violent for TV and subsequently the film was shown in theatres. The move to theatres may have been considered as a blessing in disguise, as the film enjoyed some rather good reviews in America. In Europe however, it proved even more successful, in fact, in the UK, The Killers went on to receive a 1966 BAFTA for Lee Marvin in the Best Foreign Actor category. So it is with a great deal of excitement that we welcome Arrow’s new Blu Ray release of this cult classic and consider how it holds up some 50 years on.
Charlie Strom (Lee Marvin) is a cold blooded and experienced hit man. Along with his young partner Lee (Clu Gulager), we join them as they enter a suburban school for the blind. Suited smartly and wearing dark glasses, it soon becomes apparent that the nature of their visit is far from pleasant. After violently attacking the (blind) receptionist, Charlie and Lee proceed to search the corridors of the school in search of their prey Johnny North (John Cassavetes). North, a one-time big shot race driver, is now teaching car engineering at the school. Whilst North is alerted that two men are in the school and closing in on him, he makes no attempt to flee from the scene. After Charlie and Lee crash the classroom and get confirmation of their target, North stands there, unflinching in his fate – and openly receives the killers’ bullets.
It is obvious from these opening five minutes that we are witnessing something rather interesting. Firstly, there is the violence.
Read more ›
Comment 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By CAPTAIN CLEGG TOP 500 REVIEWER on 10 May 2016
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
The Killers is a great film, plus what a brilliant release from Arrow.

Now I could bore you about the film, but their are better reviews on amazon who can tell you better than me, so this is just a quick review about the Blu-ray. The picture quality is very nice it gets a 4/5. The sound is in 2.0 Mono, plus the screen ratio is in 1.33:1.

You get a nice little booklet with information about the film, plus a revisable sleeve.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
One of the best crime thriller movies that's ever been made. Lee Marvin is at his most menacing in an understated violence in keeping with the original short story by Hemmingway. Increasingly difficult and expensive to get, it is nonetheless essential viewing for anyone interested in tense and amoral drama.
Comment 16 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This film is 4 x 3 and is rated 18 guess that's m or rated R in Australia and picture quality is very good sound is excellent has the few extras on such as interview of the stars of this film there are so many stars in this film I cannot list them
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Blu-ray
This great movie was intended to be the first ever TV Movie but was deemed too violent to be shown on US TV (in the wake of the Kennedy assassination in Nov 63). It was always intended to be released abroad and indeed it was shown in UK cinemas.

Watching it these days on BD (released by Arrow Films in the UK), you can see it was a low budget movie but it truly is a classic.

'The Killers' was based on a short story by Ernest Hemingway and already had been filmed in 1946 with Burt Lancaster. The 1964 film is much, much better than the 1946 version. With Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes starring and Don (Dirty Harry) Siegel directing, it was always going to very interesting. The film has also become notable for being Ronald Reagan's last ever film role (thankfully). It was also the first movie that Lee Marvin was given top billing.

Marvin (despite being half cut, his alcoholism was getting out of control) steals this movie as one of the contract killers (Charlie Storm). He just oozes meanness and looks so cool in every shot. The scenes at the end really showcase what a quality actor Marvin was in this sort of role.

Playing Marvin's sidekick is Clu Gulager who does a really good job with an impossible role. Trying to out act and be as cool as Marvin was truly impossible in this film.

The femme fatale is played by the beautiful Angie Dickinson who gets injured racing driver Johnny North (John Cassavetes) involved in a robbery which is masterminded by arch crook and businessman Jack Browning (Ronald Reagan). Reagan is truly awful in this movie, he is wooden and totally unbelievable as a gangster. He didn't want the role but had to take it because he badly needed the money.
Read more ›
4 Comments 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Customer Discussions


Look for similar items by category


Feedback