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 Fuller’s greatest, boldest entertainments.
SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
New, restored high-definition digital transfer (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack)
New video interview with star Constance Towers by film historian and filmmaker Charles Dennis
Excerpts from a 1983 episode of the BBC's The South Bank Show dedicated to director Samuel Fuller
Interview with Fuller from a 1967 episode of the French television series Cinéastes de notre temps
Interview with Fuller from a 1987 episode of the French television series Cinéma cinemas
Original theatrical trailer
PLUS: Illustrations by cartoonist Daniel Clowes (Eightball, Ghost World) and a booklet featuring an essay by critic and poet Robert Polito and excerpts from Fuller's autobiography, A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting, and Filmmaking.