Sam Fuller's Pickup on South Street on dual format in August
28 July 2015
"If you refuse to cooperate you'll be as guilty as the traitors who gave Stalin the A-bomb." "Are you waving the flag at ME?!" Samuel Fuller's sensational 1953 film noir, Pickup on South Street, casts a steely eye at America in the dawn of the Cold War, and brings 1950s New York City alive on the screen in a manner rarely equalled in the annals of film.
In one of his greatest roles, Richard Widmark plays Skip McCoy, a seasoned pickpocket who unknowingly filches some radioactive loot: microfilm of top-secret government documents. Soon after, Skip finds himself mixed up with federal agents, Commie agents, and a professional stoolpigeon by the name of Moe (played by Thelma Ritter in her finest role this side of Rear Window).
With its complex ideology, outrageous dialogue, and electric action sequences, Pickup on South Street crackles in a way that only a Sam Fuller movie can, and is widely considered one of the director's finest achievements.
Pickup on South Street will be released as a Dual Format edition (DVD and Blu-ray) on 17th August 2015 by Eureka! Entertainment at the RRP of £19.99.
Featuring a new 1080p presentation of the film on the Blu-ray, the release will have the following extras:
25 Minute Video Interview with François Guérif
Original theatrical trailer
1980 audio interview with Samuel Fuller
36-page booklet featuring writing by Samuel Fuller, archival interviews, and more