Title: The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Director/Writers: Burt Kennedy/Edward Mann, Robert Chamblee, and Jim Thompson.
Cast: Stacy Keach, Susan Tyrrell, Tisha Sterling, Keenan Wynn, Don Stroud, etc.
Genre: Psychological Thriller/Crime/Policier
Duration: 99 minutes
Languages: English; no subtitles.
Description: Stacy Keach plays Lou Ford, a deputy sheriff whose brutal childhood experiences have left him emotionally warped. Ford is prized by his community for his no-mercy treatment of criminals. But the danger that he will snap and begin killing indiscriminately is ever-present. Based on the novel by Jim Thompson, in this adaptation Ford's psychotic breaks are signaled by lightning flashes. Director Burt Kennedy handles his material in the manner of his earlier Welcome to Hard Times: nothing is quite of this earth, and everything is painted in broad, violent morality-play strokes. Despite Kennedy's predilection for "cutting in the camera" (that is, filming each scene with only one or two different camera angles, so that his directorial vision will survive the editing room), Killer Inside Me gives evidence of having been severely tampered with in the post-production process.
Been sick lately, so I haven't been particularly active. Hopefully all that will change soon. In the meantime, a kinda' yawn-worthy "just to put it out there" upload. The DVD release for this movie is a pan-and-scan, so yes: the aspect ratio isn't what it should be (IMDB lists 2.35:1; the pan-and-scan is obviously ~4:3). Oh well.
Source: DVDRip. Taken from a torrent @ CG.
File size: 1.26GB | Resolution: 640 x 464 (40:29 or 1.379)
Video: 1717kbps XviD 23.976fps
Audio: 48kHz 128kbps 2-channel Joint stereo mp3