Cover image for Forty guns [videorecording (DVD)]
Forty guns [videorecording (DVD)]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (28 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm)
"Hollywood legend Barbara Stanwyck saddled up with writer-director Samuel Fuller for the pulp maestro's most audacious western, a boldly feminist spin on the genre that pivots effortlessly between ribald humor, visceral action, and disarming tenderness. High-riding rancher Jessica Drummond (Stanwyck) commands a forty-strong posse of cowboys, ruling Cochise County, Arizona, without challenge. When U.S. Marshal Griff Bonell (Barry Sullivan) and his brothers arrive in town with a warrant for one of her hired guns, Jessica begins to fall for the lawman even as he chips away at her authority. With astonishing black-and-white CinemaScope photography, hard-boiled dialogue laced with double entendres, and a fiery performance by Stanwyck at her most imperious, Forty Guns is a virtuoso display of Fuller's sharpshooting talents"--Container.
Geographic Term:
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
Video disc
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]

General Note:
Title from title frame.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1957.

Wide screen (2.35:1).

Features: New 4K digital restoration; New interview with director Samuel Fuller's widow, Christa Lang-Fuller, and daughter, Samantha Fuller; Woman with a whip, a 2018 interview with critic Imogen Sara Smith, author of In Lonely Places: Film Noir Beyond the City; A Fuller Life (2013), a feature-length documentary by Samantha Fuller about her father, featuring filmmakers Wim Wenders, William Friedkin and Monte Hellman, and actors Mark Hamill, James Franco, Jennifer Beals, Bill Duke and Constance Towers; Audio interview with Samuel Fuller at London's National Film Theatre from 1969 which plays over the film in its entirety; Stills gallery; Booklet with an essay by film scholar Lisa Dombrowski, and a chapter from Fuller's posthumously published 2002 autobiography A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting, and Filmmaking.