Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Honeymoon Killers

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 29, 2015
Price: DVD $39.95, Blu-ray $39.95
Studio: Criterion


The 1969 crime drama-romance The Honeymoon Killers is a stark portrayal of the desperate lengths to which a lonely heart will go to find true love.

Shirley Stoler and Tony Lo Bianco in The Honeymoon Killers

Shirley Stoler and Tony Lo Bianco in The Honeymoon Killers

Martha Beck (Klute’s 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 (F.I.S.T.’s 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 filmed in documentary-style black and white by the confident and inspired first-time filmmaker Leonard Kastle, The Honeymoon Killers is a cult favorite goes right for the jugular.

Criterion’s DVD and Blu-ray editions of the film contains the following features:

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • New interview program featuring actors Tony Lo Bianco and Marilyn Chris and editor Stan Warnow
    • Interview with writer-director Leonard Kastle from 2003
    • “Dear Martha,” a new video essay by writer Scott Christianson, author of Condemned: Inside the Sing Sing Death House
    • Trailer
    • An essay by critic Gary Giddins
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