Samuel Fuller at Columbia | Seven of the best from the maverick Hollywood filmmaker
Indicator presents a Limited Edition 4-disc Blu-ray box-set of Samuel Fuller's Columbia Pictures films (1937-1961), featuring the World Blu-ray premieres of It Happened in Hollywood, Adventure in Sahara, Power of the Press, Shockproof and Scandal Sheet; and the UK Blu-ray premieres of The Crimson Kimono and Underworld U.S.A.
The daring and provocative films of maverick American filmmaker Samuel Fuller (1912-1997) were some of the most hard-hitting, outspoken, politically progressive and visually audacious of the Hollywood studio era. This seven-film Blu-ray box set brings together Fuller’s entire output as a writer and director for Columbia Pictures.
The box-set includes It Happened in Hollywood (1937), a witty satire on the movie-making business starring Fay Wray (of King Kong fame); Adventure in Sahara (1938), a gripping thriller based on a Fuller story; Power of the Press (1943), a daring drama about a corrupt newspaper publisher played by Otto Kruger; Shockproof (1949), a brooding film noir written by Fuller and directed by the great Douglas Sirk; Scandal Sheet (1952), a tense drama starring Broderick Crawford and John Derek, about a compromised newspaper editor, based on Fuller’s novel The Dark Page; The Crimson Kimono (1959), Fuller’s frank and unsentimental detective thriller which attacked the prejudice, ignorance and bigotry that Fuller saw all around him; and Underworld U.S.A.. (1961), Fuller’s unflinching depiction of the brutal world of organised crime.
This collectable four-disc box set (out 25 June) also contains an array of new and archival extra features, limited edition booklets with newly commissioned essays, archival material, contemporary reviews, and full film credits, and is limited to 6,000 numbered units.
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