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Naked Kiss, The (Criterion)


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  • Actors: Constance Towers, Anthony Eisley, Michael Dante, Virginia Grey, Patsy Kelly
  • Directors: Samuel Fuller
  • Writers: Samuel Fuller
  • Producers: Samuel Fuller, Leon Fromkess, Sam Firks
  • Format: Black & White, Special Edition, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Criterion
  • Release Date: Jan. 18 2011
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0047P5FTA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #66,511 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


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By A Customer on March 15 2004
Format: DVD
Don't get me wrong; I like trash. But this manages to be both very dull and very over the top at the same time. Constance Towers is ok (its no wonder she ended up doing soaps; she has that "almost convincing" way of acting). Anthony Eisley is fair. The movie has some of the absolute worst, terrible, shockingly bad child actors imaginable.
The bad acting, fake streets and sets, stereotypical characters and sheer length make this painful. Nothing rings true enough to take it seriously--but how can you laugh at crippled children and child molesters? Its like Roger Corman without the fun.
Worth seeing--maybe--but how people can attach such importance to imcompetant schlock.....
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Sensational 60's b&w shocker from Sam Fuller about a hooker named Kelly who, as we see in the opening, has a nasty temper. Her "tout" shaved her head bald while she was passed out and she beats the hell out of him with her clutch bag! She splits and becomes a traveling hooker. (Well, I guess it beats peddling Mary Kaye.) She winds up in a very small town and her first customer is the local cop. Coming to like the small town life, she rents a room from a sweet old lady who has her own sad story and decides to go straight. But the cop is nervous about having Kelly around so he sends her across the river to a whorehouse run by Candy who takes a liking to her and offers her a job as one of her "Bon-Bons". But Kelly nixes the offer and goes back to the small town and gets a job as a nurse's aide in the crippled children's wing of the local hospital. There she finds what she's been looking for---purpose. Kelly is really a good person. But she has to make one more trip across the river to Candy's. She beats the hell out of Candy (with that trusty clutch bag again) for trying to recruit a down-on-her-luck co-worker at the hospital. She then stuffs the money Candy had given the girl right in Candy's mouth. Then things really begin to happen. A rich guy who's the "pillar" of the community wants to marry her and Kelly thinks she's met her Prince Charming until she catches him molesting a little girl! That nasty temper flares again and she shoots him. Of course this isn't the end but I can't say any more. The serpentine story never stops. The acting is first rate and the cast is perfect for each of their individual roles. Especially Constance Towers as Kelly and Virginia Grey as Candy. The two have memorable confrontations. As Kelly sits in jail for murder, Candy is called in to give a statement. She does.Read more ›
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THE NAKED KISS opens with such a shocking, lurid and erotic scene of a prostitute violently beating her pimp, seen blow by blow from his point of view, that the viewer is immediately jolted and gripped by these images and is mesmerized. Director, Samuel Fuller hooks you and he doesn't let go. The statuesque Constance Towers is the prostitute named Kelly and eventually she arrives at a new town where she ultimately decides to start a new life that leads to her working with disabled children. Certain aspects of her past experiences lead her to conclusions that are unspeakable about the "normal" society that she has now established herself in. This is truly a remarkable film because director- writer Fuller takes the viewer to avenues of unexpected emotional response both subtle and outlandish touching raw nerves along the way leaving one disconcerted and devastated. The chiaroscuro cinematography by Stanley Cortez shooting the light and dark elements of Constance Towers face and figure within each frame lends to the off beat and sensational visual expression of this torn figure of a woman. Towers and Cortez both complete Fuller's vision of a hard world speckled with fleeting moments of sentimentality and an ever-elusive sentimentality.
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This is one of the great, cult, Fuller films. Notable for its trashy blend of noir fatalism, stereotypical American settings and characters, and subversive anti establishment amoralism.
However, save yourself $30.00 and buy a used VHS copy of the film, this Criterion edition is an absolutely AWFUL print, and looks to be no better than the cheapest VHS tape in quality.
Criterion continues to push the envelope -- the limit of how much people are willing to pay for what are frequently sub standard prints and transfers of classic films. They have had some wonderful remasters and reissues, and deserve credit for those. But they also won't hesitate to use their name and reputation to hustle poor quality copies.
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This is an important film to me because it made me realize a major difference between truly American directors, and the European expatriates like Hitchcock, Wilder, David Lean, that mainstream Americans remember from this same period. I believe at their core American film directors want to preach; though, "preach" is a pejorative word for it. And directors either went at the system head-on -- e.g., Welles and Kubrick -- and were then forced out of the US, or they worked below the radar: and Fuller is the most outspoken American director that tried to stay under the radar (though even he was eventually forced from our land of free speech in order to finance his films -- alas, free speech is anything BUT free, if you want anyone to hear you anyway). I could write a thesis on both of the paradoxes mentioned above, but it would bore you.
I think "The Naked Kiss" was meant more as an entertainment than "Shock Corridor", but it sure as [heck] ain't a film for average Joe and Jane Q. American where the freedom to say what you mean and mean what you say is edited and re-edited in order to meet a democratic, social, money-paying group. I do think if you have aspirations to make films it's an important film to understand. Fuller's sense of humor, irreverence, and yet heart are quintessentially American. Any American artist (filmmaker, writer, architect, etc.) you've ever heard of usually has these qualities, and there are few other places where they are more naked than in "The Naked Kiss."
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