New Trailer for Cult 70s Comedy Thriller ‘Winter Kills’ with Jeff Bridges

Winter Kills Trailer

“I met the true assassin of my brother.” This restoration and re-release of Winter Kills is presented by author/filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, a longtime fan and champion of the movie. Film Forum will play a 35mm restoration of the 70s comedy thriller Winter Kills in August. It’s a spin on JFK: the younger brother of an assassinated US President is led down a rabbit hole of conspiracies and dead ends after learning of a man claiming to be the real shooter. There’s also more: “the story behind Winter Kills is as convoluted, mysterious and downright incredulous as the movie itself. The two main producers went bankrupt – one was later sent to a federal prison for drug trafficking, the other tied to his bed by a creditor and shot in the head – and production was suspended for two years while” the director found more money. Camera op John Bailey, who oversaw the restoration, says nowadays: “I see it as not only very relevant but eerily prescient.” Jeff Bridges stars with John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach, Sterling Hayden, Richard Boone, Toshirō Mifune, and many others. This looks crazy good, and reminds me of The Parallax View. // Continue Reading ›

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