‘House of Bamboo’ on Blu-ray December 7, 2020!

House Bamboo Blu-ray“What about Japan? ” asked Zanuck. “Would you like to shoot a picture there? ” “Holy mackerel, Darryl, now you re talking! ” When offered the opportunity to film an entire movie in Japan, (Fox would be the first major American studio to do so) Samuel Fuller jumped at the opportunity and the result is House of Bamboo, a lushly photographed, cold-as-ice film-noir like no other. Japan, 1954. A military train is robbed of its cargo by a ruthless gang of professionals led by the sadistic, but brilliant, Sandy Dawson (the incomparable Robert Ryan). Weeks later, one of the thieves lies dying in a Tokyo hospital, shot by his own accomplices. Recently released convict Eddie Spanier (Robert Stack) arrives in Tokyo, and joins up with the gang, impressing Sandy so much he quickly becomes his “ichiban” (number one man), greatly displeasing the former favorite, Griff (Cameron Mitchell). But is Eddie all he seems? Also starring the beautiful Shirley Yamaguchi, House of Bamboo is a stunning, brutal masterpiece, featuring incredible widescreen photography by Joe MacDonald, and hard-boiled dialogue and action that is the Fuller trademark. House of Bamboo full is presented in full 1080p on Blu-ray from Fox’s 2K restoration House of Bamboo is released on Blu-ray December 7, 2020!

Samuel Fuller’s sharp detective thriller set in post-World War II Tokyo


House Bamboo Blu-ray


Eureka Entertainment to release HOUSE OF BAMBOO; Samuel Fuller’s sharp detective thriller set in post-World War II Tokyo; presented on Blu-ray from a 2K restoration as a part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 7 December 2020. The release will be limited to 1000 copies only.



  • 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from Fox’s 2K restoration.
  • Original, uncompressed, monaural soundtrack
  • Optional English SDH
  • Audio commentary with Film Historians Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman
  • Audio commentary with Film historians Alain Silver and James Ursini
  • Fuller at Fox a video essay by David Cairns looking at Samuel Fuller s films produced for Twentieth Century Fox.
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: A collector s booklet featuring an essay by film critic Richard Combs and the words of Samuel Fuller.




Label: Eureka Entertainment

HOUSE OF BAMBOO (Masters of Cinema) Blu-ray


1955 | 102 MIN. | 2.55:1 OAR | USA | CRIME / THRILLER / FILM NOIR | COLOUR | 7 DEC. 2020

Certificate PG | Director SAMUEL FULLER | Language ENGLISH SDH (Optional)

Blu-ray Cat. No. EKA70405 | Blu-ray Barcode 5060000704051 | Blu-ray RRP £14.99

House of Bamboo is released in the UK

on Blu-ray December 7, 2020!




House Bamboo Blu-ray


Gerard Iribe is a writer/reviewer for Why So Blu?. He has also reviewed for other sites like DVD Talk, Project-Blu, and CHUD, but Why So Blu? is where the heart is. You can follow his incoherency on Twitter: @giribe

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