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Sam Fuller at Columbia 1937-1961 (Blu-ray Box Set)


Collection of films by novelist, screenwriter and director Sam Fuller.

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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: 

It Happened in Hollywood (1937), a witty satire on the movie-making business, co-written by Fuller

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, based on a Fuller story

Shockproof (1949), a brooding film noir written by Fuller and directed by the great Douglas Sirk

Scandal Sheet, a tense drama about a compromised newspaper editor, based on Fuller's acclaimed 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

Underworld USA (1961), Fuller's unflinching depiction of the brutal world of organised crime.

This collectable four-disc box set 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 strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units.



  • High Definition remasters of all seven films
  • Original mono audio
  • Sam Fuller in Conversation with Henry Chapier (1989): archival recording from the French TV series Le divan d'Henry Chapier
  • Sam Fuller, Storyteller (2009): Christa and Samantha Fuller, Martin Scorsese, Wim Wenders, Tim Robbins and Curtis Hanson on the life and work of Sam Fuller
  • Sam Fuller's Search for Truth (2009): celebrated actor and director Tim Robbins discusses Fuller's philosophy of cinema
  • The Culture of The Crimson Kimono (2009, 10 mins): filmmaker Curtis Hanson considers the impact of The Crimson Kimono
  • Martin Scorsese on Underworld USA (2009, 6 mins): the renowned filmmaker discusses one of his favourite Fuller works
  • Barry Forshaw on Underworld USA (2018, tbc mins): an appreciation by the author of American Noir
  • Original theatrical trailers
  • Limited Edition exclusive booklets containing newly commissioned essays by Pamela Hutchinson and Lindsay Ann Hallam, archival interviews with director Sam Fuller, historic articles, a critical anthology, and full film credits
  • World Blu-ray premieres of It Happened in Hollywood, Adventure in Sahara, Power of the Press, Shockproof and Scandal Sheet
  • UK Blu-ray premieres of The Crimson Kimono and Underworld USA
  • Limited Edition Box Set of 6,000 numbered copies
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SKU 5037899071458
Catalogue Number PHILTD076
Product contents 4 discs
Director Sam Fuller, Harry Lachman, D. Ross Lederman, Lew Landers, Douglas Sirk, Phil Karlson
Format Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) Powerhouse Films
Countries USA
Language(s) English
Blu-ray region Region Free
Certificate 12
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