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International Fuller At Fox From The UK 5 Film Set

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Garysb, Aug 16, 2019.

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    Garysb

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    From the Amazon UK listing

    Fuller at Fox, Five Films 1951-1957 (Fixed Bayonets!, Pickup on South Street, Hell and High Water, House of Bamboo, Forty Guns) (Masters of Cinema) Boxed Set
    Limited Edition

    Product Description
    Currently £47.47. £42.64 shipped to US after removal of VAT and adding shipping. October 28, 2019 release date

    A towering figure of American cinema, Samuel Fuller was a master of the B-movie, a pulp maestro whose iconoclastic vision elevated the American genre film to new heights. After the major success of The Steel Helmet, Fuller was put under contract by Twentieth Century Fox after being impressed by Darryl F. Zanuck s direct sales pitch (other studios offered Fuller money and tax shelters; Zanuck simply told him, We make better movies. ).

    Over a six-year period, Fuller would produce some of the best work of his career, (and therefore, some of the best films in American cinema), an uncompromising series of masterpieces spanning multiple genres (the Western, the War film, film noir, the Crime-Thriller) that would establish the director as a true auteur, whose influence continues to be felt today.

    Collected here are five films from this fruitful period, all presented from stunning restorations. The impossibly tense Korean-War drama Fixed Bayonets! (1951); the outrageous and confrontational spy-thriller Pickup on South Street (1953); the Cold War submarine-actioner Hell and High Water (1954); the lushly photographed, cold-as-ice noir, House of Bamboo (1955); and the audacious Western with a feminist twist, Forty Guns (1957).

    LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY BOX SET INCLUDES:

    Although previously released by The Masters of Cinema Series - the Forty Guns disc has been newly authored from Fox s 4K RESTORATION. All bonus disc content remains the same.




      • LIMITED EDITION BOX SET [2000 UNITS, INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED]
      • All five films presented on Blu-ray in 1080p, with Fixed Bayonets!, Pickup on South Street, Hell and High Water, and Forty Guns presented from Fox's stunning 4K restorations, with House of Bamboopresented from a 2K restoration
      • Original, uncompressed, monaural soundtracks for all films
      • Optional English SDH available for all films
      • A new video essay by David Cairns covering ALL FIVE FILMS included in this release
      • FIXED BAYONETS! audio commentary by film scholar Adrian Martin
      • PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET Interview with critic, filmmaker and programmer Kent Jones [32 mins]
      • PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET Interview with critic François Guérif [24 mins]
      • PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET "Cinema Cinemas" French TV interview with Samuel Fuller [12 mins]
      • HELL AND HIGH WATER Brand new audio commentary by author Scott Harrison
      • HELL AND HIGH WATER A documentary on lead actor Richard Widmark [45 mins]
      • HOUSE OF BAMBOO Audio commentary with Film Historians Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman
      • HOUSE OF BAMBOO Audio commentary with Film historians Alain Silver and James Ursini
      • FORTY GUNS Audio interview with Samuel Fuller from 1969 at the National Film Theatre in London [80 mins]
      • FORTY GUNS Interview with film critic Jean-Louis Leutrat [17 mins]
      • Original theatrical trailers for all five films
      • PLUS: A 100-PAGE PERFECT BOUND COLLECTOR'S BOOK featuring essays by Richard Combs, Murielle Joudet, Philip Kemp, Glenn Kenny, and Amy Simmons; excerpts from Fuller's autobiography A Third Face; and rare archival imagery
    From the Eureka website:


    EXCLUSIVE TO THE BOX SET ONLY in the UK – A FULLER LIFE, Samantha Fuller’s touching documentary portrait of her father Samuel Fuller.

    A range of celebrity admirers including James Franco, Joe Dante, William Friedkin, Monte Hellman, Tim Roth and Jennifer Beals read from Samuel Fuller’s copious and colourful diaries, detailing the man’s many adventures and filmmaking exploits. Interspersed with clips from his marvellous features; the overall result is a rich and rewarding account of a life lived to the full.


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  2. Robin9

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    Yeah, I received an email from Amazon UK about this box-set but I have some of these films on Blu-ray already. For someone who has none of them, this is a great package.
     
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    I would've jumped on that set, but I already have all of them on Blu-ray including Forty Guns twice.:)
     
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    (Me too.)
     
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    I bought the UK blu ray of Pickup on South Street - and regret it. It's been so thoroughly de-grained and has such a "digital smooth" look that it's unwatchable for me. So, if this is a better transfer, I'm very interested.
     
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    If you're talking about the Master of Cinema BD release then I can't agree with you at all. It's a really good looking disc in my opinion.
     
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    I agree with you, Crawdaddy. I just watched it a couple of weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed the presentation. So happy to have it.
     
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