Forty Guns - Duel Format (Includes DVD) Blu-ray

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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 Twentieth 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 Features:

  • 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

Description

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.

Product Details

Certificate:
  • PG
Actor:
  • Barbara Stanwyck,
  • Barry Sullivan,
  • Dean Jagger,
  • John Ericson,
  • Gene Barry
Director:
  • Samuel Fuller
Region:
  • 2,
  • B
Aspect Ratio:
  • 2.35:1
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Main Language:
  • English
Subtitle Languages:
  • English for the Hearing Imapaired

Run Time:
  • 80 mins approx.
Studio:
  • Masters of Cinema
Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1957

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