Shock Corridor [Criterion Collection]

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Shock Corridor represents filmmaker Samuel Fuller at his most excessive, but few would have it otherwise. Peter Breck plays a ruthless journalist who believes that the quickest way to a Pulitzer Prize is to uncover the facts behind a murder at a mental hospital. To glean first-hand information, Breck pretends to go insane and is locked up in the institution. While pursuing his investigation, Breck is sidetracked by the loopy behavior of his fellow inmates. During a hospital riot, Breck is straightjacketed and subjected to shock treatment. By now almost as crazy as he's previously pretended to be, Breck begins imagining that his exotic-dancer girlfriend Constance Towers (a Samuel Fuller "regular") is actually his sister! Typical of the Fuller ouevre, the characters in Shock Corridor are either saved or destroyed by their individual obsessions. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Release Date
1/18/11 
Studio
Criterion
Length
1 hour, 41 minutes
Sound
  • Dolby Digital Mono
Region
  • USA & territories, Canada
Video Features
  • New Video Interview with Star Constance Towers by film Historian and Filmmaker Charles Dennis
  • The Typewriter, the Rifle and the Movie Camera, Adam Simon's 1996 Documentary on Director Samuel Fuller
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Plus: Illustrations by Cartoonist Daniel Clowes and a booklet featuring an Essay by critic and Poet Robert Polito and excerpts from Fuller's Autobiograpy, A Third Face: My Tale of Writing, Fighting, and Filmmaking
Number of Discs
1

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