BD 116 Forty Guns

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EddieLarkin
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BD 116 Forty Guns

#1 Post by EddieLarkin » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:29 am

Forty Guns

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One of the very best films by the uncompromising American director Samuel Fuller ( — also: one of the very best, and most iconoclastic, Westerns ever conceived) was also a mid-career triumph for the brilliant Barbara Stanwyck. Forty Guns finds Fuller at the height of his game.

Jessica Drummond (Stanwyck, with her iconic night-nurse babyface) is avatar of the consummate Brooklynite, transplanted here to the dusty crags of the West – Cochise County, Arizona, to be precise – where as a wealthy landowner she exerts a powerful influence over town affairs and commands a league of some "forty guns" to enact her will. The appearance of interloper Griff (a character name that recurs throughout all of Fuller's body of work, embodied this time by Barry Sullivan) precipitates Jessica's domain's slide into chaos...

Originally intended by Fuller to be titled The Woman with a Whip, Forty Guns represents an apex of 20th Century Fox's filmmaking while the studio era still shone. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Forty Guns on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time in the UK in a special Dual Format edition.

SPECIAL DUAL FORMAT (BLU-RAY + DVD) EDITION:

• Gorgeous new transfer in the original aspect ratio
• Audio interview with Samuel Fuller from 1969 at the National Film Theatre in London
• Video interview with film critic Jean-Louis Leutrat
• Theatrical trailer
• A booklet featuring new writing by Stephane Joudet, an extract from Samuel Fuller's autobiography, and rare archival imagery

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Re: Forthcoming: Forty Guns

#2 Post by What A Disgrace » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:03 am

This is the 4th time today that I've had to cancel a large Amazon UK pre-order on account of a new release announcement.

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Re: Forthcoming: Forty Guns

#3 Post by swo17 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:09 am

Just email customer service and ask them to add the new titles to your existing order. (That way you don't lose out on any lower prices that have come before.)

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Re: Forthcoming: Forty Guns

#4 Post by tenia » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:02 pm

I didn't know you could do that. Very interesting trick indeed not to lose the pre-order price drops. Thanks Swo !

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Re: Forthcoming: Forty Guns

#5 Post by domino harvey » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:04 pm

Nice to see more Fox titles that don't have a RA equivalent

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Re: BD 116 Forty Guns

#7 Post by Gregory » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:20 pm

The Beaver wrote:A couple of scenes had contrast close to, but not achieving, moiring.
Huh?

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