SAMUEL FULLER: STORYTELLER VOLUME TWO - BD
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SHOCKPROOF (Douglas Sirk, 1949)
SCANDAL SHEET (Phil Karlson, 1952)
Release date: 25 October 2021
Standard Edition Blu-ray
Two Columbia noirs from the pen of Samuel Fuller.
Directed by the great Douglas Sirk (Magnificent Obsession) and based on an original screenplay by Fuller, Shockproof is a story of forbidden love between a parole officer and a young woman recently released from jail (played by real-life couple Cornel Wilde and Patricia Knight).
Based on Fuller’s quasi-autobiographical novel The Dark Page, and set on his ‘beloved Park Row’ (New York’s equivalent of Fleet Street), Phil Karlson’s Scandal Street remains an effective, and entertaining slice of noir.
INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES
- High Definition remasters of both films
- Original mono audio
- Shockproof (1949, 80 mins): Cornel Wilde and Patricia Knight star in this stylish and powerful crime drama, co-written by Samuel Fuller and directed by the great Douglas Sirk
- Scandal Sheet (1952, 82 mins): hard-hitting tale of murder and intrigue, directed by Phil Karlson and based on Fuller’s celebrated novel The Dark Page
- Original Scandal Sheet trailer
- Image gallery: publicity photography and promotional material for both films
- New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
BBFC cert: 12