REVIEW: The Dirty Harry Ultimate Collector's Edition
The iconic inspector Harry
Callahan is back celebrating the 85th anniversary of Warner
Bros, Warner Home Entertainment is releasing on June 3, 2008
"The Dirty Harry Ultimate Collector's Edition Box Set". The
box set includes all Dirty Harry tittles; "Dirty Harry",
"Magnum Force", "The Enforcer", "Sudden Impact" and "The
Dead Pool". All films totally digitally re-mastered loaded
with bonus features.
Released back on 1971
"Dirty Harry" has become a landmark film in the world of
movies, making an impact on society and revolutionizing the
way drama film are made. The AFI (American Film Institute)
voted Dirty Harry the 17th greatest movie hero ever in "AFI's
100 Years ... 100 Heroes & Villains". Dirty
Harry has not only revolutionized the world of films, but
also the American lexicon forever. "Do you feel lucky? ,
Well, do ya punk?" and " Go ahead , make my day" are just
some phrases that no matter how old or how young a movie fan
is the phrase will be recognized and linked to this
iconic hero and Clint Eastwood of course.
There is no doubt that
Warner Home Entertainment is making the last standard DVD push for
this franchise. The good news is that this outstanding
collection is also available for the first time in Blu-Ray
format. Giving fans and future fans the opportunity to own
this ultimate collection in the format of their preference.
With the the release of this ultimate collection Warner Home
Entertainment wants to add a new group of fans in order to
keep Dirty Harry/Clint Eastwood as a legend in the movie
The presentation of the
standard DVD ultimate collection is very nice. A total of 7
discs. Including all five Dirty Harry films. It also
Bonus Feature-Length documentary "Clint Eastwood: Out of the
Shadows"; a 40+ page hardcover book; Wallet w/metal badge
and removable laminated I.D. card; Five 5" x 7" Reproduction
Lobby Poster Cards plus an exclusive UCE card; Scorpio
Portrait of a Killer Poster-Sized (19" x 27") map of San
Francisco detailing Harry's hunt for the killer;
Never-Before-Seen Production Correspondence.
The feel and look of this films is exceptional in this
"Ultimate Collection Edition". With an extraordinary sound and quality
picture better than the previous releases of these film. This edition is a must have
for fans and a must see for young moviegoers. Just in case you don't want
to get the Box set, The DVD will be available individually.
16x9 Anamorphic Widescreen
English 5.1 (Dolby Digital).
Portugues Japanese Spanish and French 2.0
Subtitles - English Spanish French
Portugues Japanese- Optional
Harry Special Edition
New Commentary by Richard Schickel -- Filmmaker and
Eastwood biographer Schickel examines the landmark film that
revolutionized cinematic crime drama for all time.
New Featurette The Long Shadow of Dirty Harry -- An
examination of the influence and legacy of Dirty Harry.
Featurette Dirty Harry: The Original -- Clint Eastwood
and the film's creators look back at the birth of the modern
action hero: Dirty Harry.
Featurette Dirty Harry's Way -- A promotional short on
the movie Dirty Harry focusing on the toughness of the
movies' main characters.
Interview Gallery -- Includes interviews with Patricia
Clarkson, Joel Cox, Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Evan Kim,
John Milius, Ted Post, Andy Robinson, Arnold Schwarzenegger
and Robert Urich.
1993 TV Special Clint Eastwood: The Man from Malpaso -- A
look at the life and career of actor/director Clint
Eastwood, including scenes from his past film and television
work and interviews with friends, fellow actors and crew
members who have worked with him over the years.
Trailer Gallery -- Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, The
Enforcer, Sudden Impact and The Dead Pool
Magnum Force Deluxe Edition
New Commentary by writer John Milius -- In this gritty,
entertaining commentary, legendary Hollywood screenwriter
Milius discusses Eastwood, the world of Dirty Harry and the
rugged resilience of crime drama in American cinema.
New Featurette A Moral Right: The Politics of Dirty Harry
-- Filmmakers, social scientists and authors take a
provocative look at the moral, political and ethical themes
of the Dirty Harry films.
The Hero Cop: Yesterday and Today
The Enforcer Deluxe Edition
New Commentary by director James Fargo. Director Fargo
takes an entertaining look at the film that launched his
career as a director, including the day Clint Eastwood
nonchalantly let him know he had the job.
New Featurette The Business End: Violence in Cinema
unflinching look at the ongoing debate on violence in
Featurette Harry Callahan/Clint Eastwood: Something
Special in Films
Sudden Impact Deluxe Edition
New Commentary by renowned film critic Richard Schickel
-- Author and longtime Eastwood associate Schickel uncovers
layers of meaning in this, the only Dirty Harry film
directed by Eastwood himself.
New Featurette The Evolution of Clint Eastwood -- An
examination of the film in the context of Eastwood's broader
career as a director.
The Dead Pool Deluxe Edition
New Commentary by producer David Valdes and
Cinematographer Jack N. Green, who discuss the challenging
and rewarding experience making this the final chapter in
the Dirty Harry series.
New Featurette The Craft of Dirty Harry -- A look at the
cinematographers, editors, musicians, production designers
and other talent of the Dirty Harry series.
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