Blu-ray Release: The Killer Elite (1975)

Blu-ray Release Date: Sept. 9, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The Killer Elite movie scene

James Caan goes to the gun in The Killer Elite.

James Caan (Rollerball) and Robert Duvall (Get Low) star in 1975’s action-filled Sam Peckinpah (Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia)  thriller The Killer Elite, making it’s Blu-ray debut from Twilight Time.

Mike Locken (Caan) and George Hansen (Duvall) are best friends and private contractors for a private intelligence agency which handles covert assignments for the CIA, such as the successful of an East European politico. But then Hansen is bought out by an unknown rival group, leading to his assassination of the defector and the critically wounding of Locken in the knee and elbow. After a long period of rehabilitation, Locken gets back in the game, with career advancement and revenge in his thoughts!

Also included in the package is Noon Wine, the Peckinpah-directed 1966 TV adaptation of Katherine Anne Porter’s 1937 novel about murder and tragedy on a small Texas dairy farm. It’s reportedly a very rare film and is considered to be one of the filmmaker most intimate works. Kudos to Twilight Time for including it with The Killer Elite.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, the time to pre-order your Blu-ray discs directly from distributor Screen Archives NOW!

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.