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House Of Bamboo
Genre: Mystery Suspense

Reviewed In Issue 98 (Jul 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Robert Ryan, Robert Stack, Shirley Yamaguchi & Cameron Mitchell

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include commentary by Alain Silver and James Ursini; Fox MovieTone News, which includes a two-minute Behind-The-Scenes Footage clip and a one-minute Landing In Japan clip. Fox Noir includes the two-minute Call Northside 777, the 2-1/2-minute (Everybody's Talking About) Laura, the two-minute Panic In The Streets, and the 2-1/2 minute The Street With No Name. Also included is the trailer and the Spanish trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2224865
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $14.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 102
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1955
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/07/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Samuel Fuller
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"The House Of Bamboo" is an exciting story involving Eddie Spanier (Stack), a man who is hired to get the low down on Sandy Dawson (Ryan), an ex GI who has gone rogue. After the murder of her husband, a beautiful geisha girl (Yamaguchi) joins Spanier in his quest to put a stop to the reign of crime and terror Dawson is creating in the orient. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD exhibits a generally clean picture, though there is some minor dirt and artifacts inherent in the source element. Colors look a bit dated and slightly washed out, but hues are generally well balanced. Sharpness is adequate, but contrast seems a bit low. Minor flickering is noticed with regard to the brightness of the picture. Images can appear slightly smeared at times. There is little bothersome pixelization and rare cases of edge enhancement. (Suzanne Hodges)

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