The Naked Kiss (Criterion Collection)
(Special Edition, Black & White)
The setup is pure pulp: A former prostitute (a crackerjack Constance Towers) relocates to a buttoned-down suburb, determined to fit in with mainstream society. But in the strange, hallucinatory territory of writer-director-producer Samuel Fuller (SHOCK CORRIDOR, THE BIG RED ONE), perverse secrets inevitably simmer beneath a seemingly wholesome surface. Featuring radical visual touches, full-throttle performances, brilliant cinematography by Stanley Cortez (THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER), and one bizarrely beautiful musical number, THE NAKED KISS is among Fullers greatest, boldest entertainments. Starring Constance Towers, Anthony Eisley, Michael Dante, Virgina Grey.