I Want to Live!

It’s a powerful plea against the death penalty, but also an Oscar bid for a fiery actress. And don’t forget the cool jazz music score. On top of this Robert Wise adds a formerly- taboo sequence, a ...

Shock Corridor (1963)

1963 is our "year of the month". Here's Sean Donovan on Shock Corridor In Robert Polito’s Criterion Collection essay on Samuel Fuller’s 1963 film Shock Corridor, the firebrand filmmaker Fuller is ...

The Glory Guys

Do you like my choice of leading image?  'We're the Glory Guys! Eee-Yow!' What is surely the most generic cavalry western of all time is actually from a screenplay by Sam Peckinpah. Twilight Time's ...

200 Greatest Horror Films (170-161)

Special Mention: Shock Corridor Written and directed by Samuel Fuller USA, 1963 Genre: Psychological Thriller Shock Corridor stars Peter Breck as Johnny Barrett, an ambitious reporter who wants to ...

The Noteworthy: Top Ten Overload, Lfu #4, "The Sixth Year"

News. The Best-of-the-Year lists keep rolling in, so here's a batch of worthwhile entries unveiled in the past week: Film Comment - 50 Best Films | 20 Best Undistributed Films Indiewire - Critics ...

31 Days of Horror: 100 Greatest Horror Films: Top 50

Every year, we here at Sound On Sight celebrate the month of October with 31 Days of Horror; and every year, I update the list of my favourite horror films ever made. Last year, I released a list that ...

Whitney Houston, Jennie Rivera and more of 2012's Gone but Not Forgotten

As a new year dawns, a tribute to those we've lost in the year now ending is merited ... and in 2012, those sad milestones have encompassed some of the most popular personalities in television ...

100 + Greatest Horror Movies (pt.6) 25-1

Throughout the month of October, Editor-in-Chief and resident Horror expert Ricky D, will be posting a list of his favorite Horror films of all time. The list will be posted in six parts. Click here ...

Ten Asylum Movie Cliches and the Movies That Did Them Best

This week American Horror Story returned (to record-shattering numbers) for a new season of insanity - set, appropriately enough, in a sanitarium for the criminally insane. Insane asylums have been ...

The Big Valley: Peter Breck Dies at 82

The actor best known for playing hot-headed Nick Barkley on The Big Valley TV series has died. Peter Breck was 82 years old and died on Monday, February 6th. He passed away after a long illness in ...

Daily Briefing. Rasoulof, Lynch, Tarr, Hitchcock, Wellman

Mohammad Reza Moini and Mohammad Rasoulof at La Cinémathèque française last September "To be quite honest, I don't know what the current status of my sentence is," Mohammad Rasoulof tells Scott ...

Peter Breck

Actor Peter Breck (right, in Shock Corridor), best known for his role as the short-tempered Nick Barkley in the 1960s television series The Big Valley, died Monday, Feb. 6, in Vancouver. Breck, who ...

Forgotten B&W Movies #2: Shock Corridor

Now I realise that this film is not exactly forgotten, indeed it has just been re-released by the Criterion Collection in a lavish DVD/Blu-ray edition, but it isn’t an Easy Rider or Bonnie and Clyde, ...

Updated: Criterion Comes to Hulu, but Will You Watch?

Update: It seems if you relied on streaming Criterion titles on Netflix that option will not be available by the end of 2011 as Criterion has posted on their Facebook page that all of the Criterion ...

Shock Corridor and The Naked Kiss Blu Ray Review

By the time Samuel Fuller had made his first film, he'd been a copy boy, fought in the second world war, written a number of pulp novels and screenplays and worked as a crime reporter. His directorial ...

DVD Playhouse--January 2011

DVD Playhouse: January 2011 By Allen Gardner Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (20th Century Fox) Sequel to the seminal 1980s film catches up with a weathered, but still determined Gordon Gekko ...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion's Samuel Fuller Double Feature - 'Shock Corridor' and 'Naked Kiss'

I have had my introduction to the films of Samuel Fuller... and I want more. However, the wanting I'm experiencing has little to do with the films on Criterion's two recently released Blu-rays for ...

DVD and Blu-Ray Releases for January 18, 2010

Hey Fiends! Happy Monday! Got another list of flicks on the format of your choice. Roger Corman’s Cult Classics Triple Feature (Attack of the Crab Monsters / War of the Satellites / Not of This ...

Motion Picture Purgatory - Shock Corridor

Before he became known as Nick Barkley on TV's "The Big Valley", actor Peter Breck starred in Samuel Fuller's Shock Corridor, co-starring the lovely singer/actress Constance Towers. Not familiar with ...

The Big Valley: Lee Majors Says Stephen Moyer May Be Out of the Movie

After speaking with Lee Majors, TV Guide reports that Stephen Moyer may have to drop out of The Big Valley, the upcoming feature film that's based on the classic 1965 TV show. It seems that filming ...

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