Earlier this week Eureka Entertainment announced Samuel Fuller’s Post World War 2 noir thriller House Of Bamboo, joining The Masters Of Cinema series. Today his Cold War submarine adventure Hell And High Water starring Richard Widmark joining the family too.
Fuller’s white-knuckle thriller coming to Blu-ray for the first time in a stunning 4K restoration. Also part of The Masters of Cinema Series. Available this December.
“In the summer of 1953, it was announced that an atomic bomb of foreign origin had been exploded somewhere outside of the United States… This is the story of that explosion.” Starting with a nuclear explosion and only escalating from there (Fuller was a master of the opening scene – “If a story doesn’t give you a hard-on in the first couple of scenes, throw it in the goddamn garbage.”), Hell and High Water is a white-knuckle Cold War thriller that would have a huge influence on the future of blockbuster cinema (Steven Spielberg was so enamoured with the film that he kept a print in his car for many years).
When military intelligence suggests a secret atomic base is being covertly set-up on an island near Japan, former US Navy commander Adam Jones (Richard Widmark) is sent on a covert mission to prevent a nuclear attack that could trigger World War 3.
The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Samuel Fuller’s Hell and High Water on Blu-ray from a stunning 4K restoration.
Watch this specially restored Clip to promote the release…
“Cinemascope and rip-roaring adventure mate perfectly… a highly fanciful but mighty entertaining action feature” – Variety
1080p presentation on Blu-ray from Fox’s 2K restoration. | Original, uncompressed, monaural soundtrack | Optional English SDH | Audio commentary with Film Historians Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman | Audio commentary with Film historians Alain Silver and James Ursini | Fuller at Fox – a video essay by David Cairns looking at Samuel Fuller’s films produced for Twentieth Century Fox. | Original theatrical trailer | PLUS: A collector’s booklet featuring an essay by film critic Richard Combs and the words of Samuel Fuller.
Available to order from: Eureka Store
USA| 1954 | PG | WAR/THRILLER/SPY | 102 MINUTES | COLOUR | 2.55:1 | ENGLISH SDH (optional)