House of Bamboo (Blu-ray)

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Writer-director Samuel Fuller’s House of Bamboo (1955) is a gangster-noir for the post-war world: hard, fast, and out of control.  Shot entirely on location in Tokyo and Yokohama by the brilliant cinematographer Joe MacDonald, it gives us a look at a brutally exploitative Japanese-based American gang led by a compelling sadist (the one and only Robert Ryan). Caught up and over his head is the relatively innocent Eddie (Robert Stack), whose burgeoning love for a “kimono girl” (the lovely Shirley Yamaguchi) is counterpointed by his involvement with the complicated crime boss.  Also featuring sterling performances from Cameron Mitchell and Sessue Hayakawa. 

Starring: Robert Ryan, Robert Stack, Shirley Yamaguchi, Cameron Mitchell, Sessue Hayakawa, Brad Dexter

Directed By: Samuel Fuller

Written By: Harry Kleiner, Samuel Fuller

Score By: Leigh Harline

Language: English

Video: 1080p High Definition / 2.55:1 / Color

Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD MA

Subtitles: English SDH

Theatrical Release: 1955

Runtime: 102 Minutes

Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Region Code: Region Free (A/B/C)

Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Audio Commentary with Film Historians Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman / Audio Commentary with Film Historians Alain Silver and James Ursini / Fox Movietone Newsreels / Original Theatrical Trailer

Genre: Action

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