F & F Productions; Allied Artists Pictures Corporation
Feature.   90 minutes
sound - monaural
English language with optional English for hard of hearing subtitles
Drama, With Songs
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, perverse secrets simmer beneath the wholesome surface. Featuring radical visual touches, full-throttle performances, brilliant cinematography by Stanley Cortez, and one bizarrely beautiful musical number, The Naked Kiss is among Fuller’s greatest, boldest entertainments.
Supplemental materials include: video interview with star Constance Towers by film historian and filmmaker Charles Dennis; 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 cinémas; original theatrical trailer; and llustrations by cartoonist Daniel Clowes and a booklet featuring a new essay by critic and poet Robert Polito and excerpts from Fuller’s autobiography, A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting, and Filmmaking