Pickup on South Street (Criterion Collection) (Blu ray) [USA]

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Director: Samuel Fuller
Writers: Samuel Fuller, Dwight Taylor
Starring: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Murvyn Vye, Richard Kiley
  • United States
  • 1953
  • 80 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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Petty crook Skip McCoy (Richard Widmark) has his eyes fixed on the big score. When the cocky three-time convict picks the pocketbook of unsuspecting Candy (Jean Peters), he finds a more spectacular haul than he could have imagined: a strip of microfilm bearing confidential U.S. information. Tailed by manipulative Feds and the unwitting courier’s Communist puppeteers, Skip and Candy find themselves in a precarious gambit that pits greed against redemption, right against Red, and passion against self-preservation. With its dazzling cast and writer-director Samuel Fuller’s signature hard-boiled repartee and raw energy, Pickup on South Street is a true film noir classic by one of America’s most passionate cinematic craftspeople.

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SPECIAL FEATURES​

  • On the Blu-ray: New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • On the DVD: High-definition digital transfer, with restored image and sound
  • New interview with critic Imogen Sara Smith, author of In Lonely Places: Film Noir Beyond the City (Blu-ray only)
  • Interview from 1989 with director Samuel Fuller, conducted by film critic Richard Schickel
  • Cinéma cinémas: Fuller, a 1982 French television program in which the director discusses the making of the film
  • Illustrated biographical essay on Fuller (DVD only)
  • Complete Fuller poster filmography (DVD only)
  • Stills galleries of photos, lobby cards, and original paintings (DVD only)
  • Trailers
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Angelica Jade Bastién and a chapter from Fuller’s posthumously published 2002 autobiography, A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting, and Filmmaking, for the Blu-ray; essays by Martin Scorsese and acclaimed cultural historian Luc Sante for the DVD
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