'The Samuel Fuller Film Collection'

<b>"The <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001828" title="Samuel Fuller" href="/topic/entertainment/samuel-fuller-PECLB001828.topic">Samuel Fuller</a> Film Collection" </b>( <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP014162" title="Sony Corp." href="/topic/economy-business-finance/media-industry/sony-corp.-ORCRP014162.topic">Sony</a>, $79.95), an eclectic tribute to American cinema's great tabloid poet, brings together <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-secondlook25-2009oct25%2C0%2C7335592.story">seven Columbia movies that Fuller directed or co-wrote</a>, among them "The Crimson Kimono" (1959), still one of Hollywood's most complex depictions of an interracial romance, and the 1949 romantic potboiler "Shockproof," directed with panache to spare by then up-and-coming German &#233;migr&#233; <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003713" title="Douglas Sirk" href="/topic/entertainment/douglas-sirk-PECLB003713.topic">Douglas Sirk</a>. Another notable early Sirk film, 1944's "Summer Storm" (VCI, $14.99), a Chekhov story updated to pre-revolutionary Russia, made its way to DVD this year.

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"The Samuel Fuller Film Collection" ( Sony, $79.95), an eclectic tribute to American cinema's great tabloid poet, brings together seven Columbia movies that Fuller directed or co-wrote, among them "The Crimson Kimono" (1959), still one of Hollywood's most complex depictions of an interracial romance, and the 1949 romantic potboiler "Shockproof," directed with panache to spare by then up-and-coming German émigré Douglas Sirk. Another notable early Sirk film, 1944's "Summer Storm" (VCI, $14.99), a Chekhov story updated to pre-revolutionary Russia, made its way to DVD this year.

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