The Honeymoon Killers

The Criterion Collection

The Honeymoon Killers

Regular price $48.00

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.

FILM INFO

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

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 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 of Condemned: Inside the Sing Sing Death House
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Gary Giddins

New cover by Aesthetic Apparatus