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Old 2nd October 2012, 03:04 PM
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“A perfect pitch-black comedy… Killer Joe is right on target. Wonderful performances and fast-paced thrills… Brilliant.”

(4 Stars) – Mark Adams, Sunday Mirror.


On DVD and Blu-ray 5th November 2012.
Matthew McConaughey delivers a career-best performance in this violent and darkly comic neo-noir thriller that marks a blistering return to form for “The Exorcist” and “The French Connection” director William Friedkin.
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Oscar-winning director William Friedkin (The Exorcist; The French Connection; Bug), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts (Bug) and stars Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike; The Lincoln Lawyer), Emile Hirsh (Savages; Milk; Into The Wild), Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises; Kaboom), Thomas Haden Church (We Bought A Zoo; Sideways) and Gina Gershon (Showgirls).


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When small-time drug dealer Chris Smith finds himself seriously in debt to his supplier, he hatches a plan to have his estranged mother killed in order to claim the $50,000 life insurance due to be paid to his younger sister, Dottie. To do the job, he hires Killer Joe Cooper, a creepy, corrupt and crazy Dallas cop who Chris is informed moonlights as a professional hit man. Unable to pay Joe’s fee upfront, Chris agrees to provide a “retainer” in the form of Dottie, with whom Joe has immediately become besotted. However, following the murder of his mother, Chris’ plan begins to unravel in a series of unexpected twists involving the interference of his father’s new wife, Sharla, and the development of an unlikely bond between Joe and Dottie.

As pure, unadulterated entertainment Friedkin’s second collaboration with writer Tracy Letts (following 2006’s “Bug”) has it all – steamy sexuality, shocking violence, a compelling storyline, lashings of black humour and, most of all, a killer cast of actors all at the top of their game. McConaughey effectively shakes off his rom-com shackles once and for all, while Juno Temple delivers a scene-stealing performance in a movie likely to leave viewers both exhilarated and shaken at the same time.

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Two updates from the Killer Joe fanhub...

Gina Gershon / Juno Temple Interview - Killer Joe Official UK Hubsite - Cult Laboratories

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I missed this at my local cinema so am looking forward to its upcoming release. I've heard it's quite tough at times, with one scene in particular being singled out in every review I came across
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Oh right, I was thinking it was yet to come out in cinemas! Good news, loved Bug . . .
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Oh right, I was thinking it was yet to come out in cinemas! Good news, loved Bug . . .
Nah, it was out a few months ago. Didn't get a massive release. It only played my local indie cinema I think.
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REALLY looking forward to this one.

Seems Friedkin hit the spot again with this.....
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I've seen the trailer a bunch of times recently on a few new release DVDs and each time I see it, the darker in tone it appears. I'm looking forward to it.
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Check out an interview with the lead as he discusses his role in Killer Joe:

A Love Story In Disguise? - Killer Joe Official UK Hubsite - Cult Laboratories
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I'm really looking forward to seeing this - I really rated BUG, it was a proper return to form for Friedkin and I've heard great things about KILLER JOE.
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It shows McConaughey in a good light as well. A few less Rom-coms and more of this stuff please.
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