The First Films of Samuel Fuller (3-DVD)
Starring: Vincent Price & John Ireland Director: Samuel Fuller

The First Films of Samuel Fuller (3-DVD)
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  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 4 hours, 22 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1949
  • Label: Criterion
  • 3-Disc Set
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English
  • FILMS:
    1. I SHOT JESSE JAMES (1949)
    2. THE BARON OF ARIZONA (1950)
    3. THE STEEL HELMET (1951)

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Film Comment - 09/01/2007
"Able to elicit palpable dread with the cheapest productions, Samuel Fuller was long considered the quintessential budget auteur..."

Product Description:

Known for his wide-ranging oeuvre, fierce independence, and controversial subject matter, director Samuel Fuller is a true maverick filmmaker. Presented here are three early films that showcase his hard-hitting style.

The B western I SHOT JESSE JAMES, Fuller's feature debut, is based on the life of Robert Ford, a friend to the famed bandit who later shot him in the back. BARON OF ARIZONA tells the story of con-artist James A. Reaves, an obscure but notorious figure who, in the mid-1800s, forged documents to seize the entire Arizona territory. THE STEEL HELMET, a blunt look at the grim realities of war, follows a wounded American soldier who joins a platoon trapped inside a Buddhist temple. It took Fuller only three weeks to script and shoot the film--the first about the Korean War--and its candid portrayal of racism and war crimes landed him in hot water with the FBI.


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