Blu-ray Release: Underworld U.S.A.

Blu-ray Release Date: March 20, 2018
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

The great American auteur Samuel Fuller (The Naked Kiss) gives us, in the 1961 crime drama Underworld U.S.A. (1961), a terrifyingly prescient look at a nation – on the surface serene and at peace – in which organized crime and big business have somehow merged. All this is seen through the eyes of a young man (Cliff Robertson, Spider-Man) bent on avenging the death of his father at the hands of “punks” who turn out to be ubiquitous and working on both sides of the law.

Also starring Dolores Dorn, Beatrice Kay, and Richard Rust, the film was memorably shot by the great Hal Mohr (Rancho Notorious, The Wild One).

Here’s a breakdown on the Blu-ray’s bonus features:
-Isolated Music Track
-Sam Fuller Storyteller
-Martin Scorsese on Underworld U.S.A.
-Original Theatrical Trailer

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to head over to the Twilight Time site or that of distributor Screen Archives NOW so you can put in your prebook order!

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.