- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Released: January 18, 2011
- Originally Released: 1963
- Label: Criterion
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: New Video Interview with Star Constance Towers by film Historian and Filmmaker Charles Dennis
- The Typewriter, the Rifle and the Movie Camera, Adam Simon's 1996 Documentary on Director Samuel Fuller
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Plus: Illustrations by Cartoonist Daniel Clowes and a booklet featuring an Essay by critic and Poet Robert Polito and excerpts from Fuller's Autobiograpy, A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting, and Filmmaking
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.75
Performers, Cast and Crew:
USA Today - 01/04/1991
"...A major cult movie shot in glorious black-and-white by Stanley Cortez..."
Uncut - 01/01/2005
"Carved from noir shadows and crazed camera angles..."
Cult Film |
Essential Cinema |
Mental Illness |
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical Release Date: September 11, 1963.
- Star Constance Towers was director Samuel Fuller's wife at the time of production.
- The color "dream" sequences in the film were originally shot by Fuller in Brazil in 1954 for his scrapped film TIGRERO, which was to star John Wayne. Fuller revisits the locations for that film with Jim Jarmusch in Mika Kaurismaki's 1994 documentary, TIGRERO: A FILM THAT WAS NEVER MADE.
- SHOCK CORRIDOR was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1996.