DVD REVIEWS: Sam Fuller Films
Fuller's revisionist Western Forty Guns (1957) stars Barbara Stanwyck as a "high ridin' woman with a whip" (according to the film's ballad), whose greed is overwhelmed only by her obsession with government gunman Barry Sullivan. The black-and-white 2.35:1 widescreen picture is near pristine, with only occasional graininess and surface wear. The mono track is also clean and booms with resonance. House of Bamboo: [NR] English, Dolby Digital 4.0; French and Spanish, 2-channel mono; letterboxed (2.55:1) and anamorphic widescreen; dual layer. Forty Guns: [NR] English, Dolby Digital stereo and 2-channel mono; Spanish, 2-channel mono; pan-and-scan, letterboxed (2.35:1), and anamorphic widescreen; dual layer.