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.
Black & White
New 4K digital restoration, with an 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 ofCondemned: Inside the Sing Sing Death House
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing