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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
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
Limited Edition of 3,000 Units