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#1 of 44 OFFLINE   kingfish

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Posted May 31 2009 - 08:58 AM

Amazon.com: The Sam Fuller Film Collection: Movies & TV

I noticed this set at amazon and am wondering what films it might include. The set is being offered by Sony. Does Sony own the rights to China Gate which is a Sam fuller war movie?

#2 of 44 OFFLINE   IanUngstad

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Posted May 31 2009 - 09:59 AM

China Gate is Republic Pictures, which would be Lions Gate.

#3 of 44 OFFLINE   Jon Martin

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Posted May 31 2009 - 11:10 AM

According to a post on another board, the only titles announced are THE CRIMSON KIMONO, UNDERWORLD USA and the Fuller scripted SCANDAL SHEET. It will also include the excellent doc THE TYPEWRITER, THE RIFLE, AND THE MOVIE CAMERA.

Speculation is the other titles are going to be the Fuller scripted IT HAPPENED IN HOLLYWOOD, ADVENTURES IN SAHARA, POWER OF THE PRESS and SHOCKPROOF as they are the only other Columbia titles he worked on.

Since the set is said to include seven films, that makes sense.

#4 of 44 OFFLINE   RafaelPires

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Posted May 31 2009 - 11:51 AM

As far as I know, Verboten !(1959) is also a Columbia film directed by Sam Fuller. With the addition of this title we would have a box set with 7 films and the documentary as a special feature. Well, we will have to wait for an official announcement to find out.

#5 of 44 OFFLINE   RafaelPires

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Posted June 05 2009 - 08:10 AM

Movies unlimited has now the line-up fo this set:

As the silent film era draws to a close, a Western star (Richard Dix) finds his career in dire straits while his leading lady (Fay Wray) thrives, in "It Happened in Hollywood" (1937). It's an "Adventure in Sahara" (1938) when a band of mutinous legionnaires banishes their despotic commander to the harsh desert. C. Henry Gordon, Paul Kelly star. A dedicated newsman must stop his unscrupulous publisher from using their paper for his own political purposes, in "Power of the Press" (1943). Otto Kruger, Lee Tracy star. A beautiful ex-con (Patricia Knight) is torn between her straight-arrow parole officer (Cornel Wilde) and her shady gambler lover (John Baragrey), in "Shockproof" (1949). The editor of a "Scandal Sheet" (1952) kills his wife and puts suspicion off himself by assigning a reporter to find the killer. Broderick Crawford, Donna Reed star. While investigating the murder of a stripper, two detectives fall for the same woman--who also happens to be their star witness, in "The Crimson Kimono" (1959). Glenn Corbett, James Shigeta star. Cliff Robertson stars as a man seeking revenge against the crooks who killed his father, in "Underworld U.S.A." (1961).


I can not wait for this set to e released!

#6 of 44 OFFLINE   Livius

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Posted June 05 2009 - 08:31 AM

Great news!
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#7 of 44 OFFLINE   Bob Cashill

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Posted June 05 2009 - 09:45 AM

Not complaining, but what happened to VERBOTEN?

#8 of 44 OFFLINE   Mark Cappelletty

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Posted June 05 2009 - 10:14 AM

Wow -- fantastic news!

Who has the rights to RUN OF THE ARROW? Universal?

#9 of 44 OFFLINE   Charles H

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Posted June 05 2009 - 10:57 AM

WB has the rights to RUN OF THE ARROW.
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#10 of 44 OFFLINE   Mark Cappelletty

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Posted June 05 2009 - 01:25 PM

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WB has the rights to RUN OF THE ARROW.

Which means (sigh) the Archive Collection...

#11 of 44 OFFLINE   Simon Howson

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Posted June 05 2009 - 02:54 PM

For anyone interested, the UPC for this collection is: 043396323186

I've added it to the DVD profiler online database.

#12 of 44 OFFLINE   cadavra

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Posted June 06 2009 - 06:50 AM

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Not complaining, but what happened to VERBOTEN?

It was an RKO picture released by Columbia after the company folded. Warners owns it now.

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#13 of 44 OFFLINE   Bob Cashill

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Posted June 06 2009 - 10:30 AM

Ah. A fab set this is, though, and a great year for Sony. Much movie love here.

#14 of 44 OFFLINE   RandyfromCanada

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Posted June 06 2009 - 10:42 AM

thank you Mike! definitely will be getting this, along with the noir sets, the screwball comedies, the Hayworth...in fact the majority of my DVD spending this year will be going to Sony....

Cheers!

#15 of 44 OFFLINE   BrianRi

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Posted June 06 2009 - 11:36 AM

Does anyone know if these titles will be available separately? Underworld USA and Scandal Sheet are excellent and must-buys, the Crimson Kimono is good but not something I'd buy, and the others I haven't seen but sound like good rentals, but Fuller only wrote the story or contributed to the screenplay for those. Basically, there are really only two out of the seven titles I'm willing to slap down the greenbacks for.

Thanks in advance for any info.

#16 of 44 OFFLINE   borisfw

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Posted June 06 2009 - 02:47 PM

I'm looking foward to the whole set.

#17 of 44 OFFLINE   Richard M S

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Posted June 07 2009 - 01:16 AM

Since I have not seen any of the films this is a must-buy for me.

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Posted June 07 2009 - 02:44 AM

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Does anyone know if these titles will be available separately? Underworld USA and Scandal Sheet are excellent and must-buys, the Crimson Kimono is good but not something I'd buy, and the others I haven't seen but sound like good rentals, but Fuller only wrote the story or contributed to the screenplay for those. Basically, there are really only two out of the seven titles I'm willing to slap down the greenbacks for.

Thanks in advance for any info.

Shockproof is a minor Film Noir/Crime Drama starring Cornel Wilde and directed by Douglas Sirk who's really more at home directing soapy melodramas. I haven't seen It Happened in Hollywood, Adventure in Sahara, or Power of the Press so I have no opinion on those.

If the price is right I'll get the set just for Scandal Sheet, The Crimson Kimono and Underworld U.S.A.

I really doubt any of these films will be available individually based on recent Sony sets (Budd Boetticher, Hammer Horror, Icons of Adventure, etc)
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#19 of 44 OFFLINE   juda

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Posted June 07 2009 - 04:37 AM

This is great news, I completely love sams collection Posted Image

#20 of 44 OFFLINE   ahollis

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Posted June 07 2009 - 09:03 AM

Anything that has Sam Fuller involved is a must buy. I will be all over it.
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