Shock Corridor (1963) DVD9 Criterion Collection
Johnny Barrett is a journalist determined to win the Pulitzer Prize at any price. He attempts to feign mental illness in order to become an inmate at a psychiatric hospital and investigate an unsolved murder case. His girlfriend, a professional stripper, poses as his sister and fabricates accusations of him sexually accosting her in order to have him committed. Inside the hospital, he attempts to interview three possible witnesses during their rare moments of lucidity: a veteran who was brainwashed during the Korean War and branded as a Communist upon returning home; an African-American who couldn't bear the strain of being a symbol for integration; and a nuclear physicist who retreats into the world of childhood rather than participate in the greater madness of the arms race. However, as the investigation unfolds Barrett finds himself losing his grip on his own sanity. Can he solve the murder before it's too late?

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:41:25 | 7.53 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English (Dolby AC3, 1 ch)
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Mystery

Director: Samuel Fuller
Cast: Peter Breck, Constance Towers, Gene Evans, James Best, Hari Rhodes, Larry Tucker, Paul Dubov
Country: USA

Disc Features:
• New, restored high-definition digital transfer
• "The Typewriter, the Rifle and the Movie Camera," Adam Simon's 1996 Documentary on Director Samuel Fuller
• Theatrical Trailer
• New video interview with star Constance Towers by film historian and filmmaker Charles Dennis

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