Tag: Sam Fuller

Sam Fuller: Crimson Kimonos & Dead Pigeons

Sam Fuller: Crimson Kimonos & Dead Pigeons

August 10, 2017 | By

Two detective thrillers from very distinct periods in Sam Fuller’s career: The Crimson Kimono (1959) from Twilight Time on Blu + Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (1972) from Olive Films on DVD & Blu.

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DVD: Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street / Tatort: Tote Taube in der Beethovenstraße (1973)

DVD: Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street / Tatort: Tote Taube in der Beethovenstraße (1973)

August 9, 2017 | By

Around 1970, German director Hans-Christoph Blumenberg had flown to Hollywood with a camera crew to interview Howard Hawks and John Ford, but lacking the right contacts, Sam Fuller interceded, enabling Blumenberg to get the material for the series which ran on TV that year…

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BR: Crimson Kimono, The (1959)

BR: Crimson Kimono, The (1959)

August 9, 2017 | By

During the 1950s Sam Fuller managed to put his stylistic and idiosyncratic imprimatur on pictures for the major studios, often in big gorgeous CinemaScope productions for Fox (Hell and High Water, the Japan-shot House of Bamboo), but the succession of almost yearly films became a trickle, ultimately forcing the writer-producer-director…

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Tales From Below: Hell and High Water (1954) + Above Us the Waves (1955) + The Frogmen (1951)

Tales From Below: Hell and High Water (1954) + Above Us the Waves (1955) + The Frogmen (1951)

July 11, 2017 | By

This week, tales from below the ocean surface: Sam Fuller’s nutty Hell and High Water (1954) on Blu from Twilight Time, Ralph Thomas’ very intense Above Us the Waves (1955) from VCI, and The Frogmen (1951) from the KQEK.com archives.

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A Film Noir Trio: House of Bamboo (1955), Street with No Name (1948), and Cry Vengeance (1954)

A Film Noir Trio: House of Bamboo (1955), Street with No Name (1948), and Cry Vengeance (1954)

January 22, 2016 | By

Reviews of 3 unique film noirs: Sam Fuller’s House of Bamboo (Twilight Time), William Keighley’s The Street with No Name (Fox), and Mark Stevens’ Cry Vengeance (Olive Films).

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BR: House of Bamboo (1955)

BR: House of Bamboo (1955)

January 22, 2016 | By

Although House of Bamboo is technically a remake of Harry Kleiner’s superb noir script The Street with No Name (1948), it’s really a re-imaging of the core story in which a government investigator infiltrates a gang to solve and put an end to a series of murders and robberies…

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