Criterion has just announced a new DVD and BD version of Robert Alrich's 1955 atomic take on the classic Mickey Spillane story. This is one of those movies that pretty much floored me when I first watched back in the old laser disc days. Ralph Meeker's Mike Hammer stomps thru the movie like some sort of half man/half animal. Violent, brutal and still ahead of it's time. Plus it's got Jack Elam.