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Sam Fuller's Pickup on South Street on dual format in May

19 February 2015

Eureka! Entertainment have announced the UK dual format release of Pickup on South Street, considered by many to be the finest film in the illustrious career of Samuel Fuller, the maverick writer/director behind such films as Fixed Bayonets!, Park Row, Shock Corridor, The Naked Kiss and White Dog. The film features hard-boiled legend Richard Widmark in the lead role as pickpocket Skip McCoy, and Thelma Ritter who was nominated for an Academy Award in 1954 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Samuel Fuller's sensational film noir 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.

One of the major films that influenced directors such as Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino, Pickup on South Street will be released as a UK Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition as part of Eureka’s award-winning The Masters of Cinema Series on 18th May 2015 at the RRP of £19.99.

Featuring a new 1080p presentation of the film on the Blu-ray, the release will include these extra features:

  • 25 Minute Video Interview with writer and actor François Guérif

  • Original theatrical trailer

  • 36-page booklet featuring writing by Samuel Fuller, archival interviews, and more