Dirty Harry Collection: 4 Film Favorites [2 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 9503094
  • Release Date: 02/02/2010
  • Rating: R
This collection of four Clint Eastwood films about San Francisco police detective Harry Callahan includes Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, The Enforcer, and Sudden Impact.
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (41 out of 42)

Special Features


  • Dirty Harry: Commentary by historian Richard Schickel
  • 2 featurettes: Dirty Harry's Way and Dirty Harry: the Original
  • Interview gallery
  • Reminiscences by Clint Eastwood and others
  • Dirty Harry movies trailer gallery
  • Magnum Force: Commentary by screenwriter John Milius
  • 2 featurettes: a moral right: the politics of Dirty Harry and The hero cop: yesterday and today
  • The Enforcer: Commentary by director James Fargo
  • 2 featurettes: the busines end: violence in cinema and Harry Callahan/Clint Eastwood: something special in films
  • Sudden Impact: Commentary by historian Richard Schickel
  • The evolution of Clint Eastwood featurette

Synopsis


The Enforcer
Number three in the Dirty Harry series, The Enforcer equips macho cop Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) with a female assistant, Kate Moore (Tyne Daly). Their quarry is a terrorist organization which has kidnapped the mayor of San Francisco (John Crawford). Harry goes undercover, attempting to root out the terrorists by beating up anybody who looks at him cross-eyed. When Harry and Kate discover that the mayor is being held at Alcatraz Island, it is only a matter of time before the climactic bloodbath. The Enforcer cleared enough at the box office to warrant yet another Dirty Harry opus, Sudden Impact. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Magnum Force
The second Dirty Harry movie, Magnum Force concerns itself with a vigilante group that has targeted notorious scofflaws for extermination. When a prominent gang boss or drug-runner is set free by the airheaded liberal courts, a covert group of "avengers" is soon on hand to blow the miscreant to bits. While detective Dirty Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) is no great friend of civil liberties, he is dead set against wholesale murder as a solution to legal loopholes. Discovering that all the killings have been committed by the same weapon, Callahan reaches the conclusion that his on-the-edge partner, Charlie McCoy (Mitchell Ryan), is responsible. But the answer is less transparent than that, as Harry learns almost at the cost of his own life. Co-scripted by John Milius and Michael Cimino, Magnum Force was followed by three additional Dirty Harry installments: The Enforcer (1976), Sudden Impact (1983) and The Dead Pool (1988). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Sudden Impact
In this fourth installment of the Dirty Harry series, Harry has been banished temporarily from San Francisco because his superiors are uncomfortable about his feud with a local crime boss. He goes to an oceanside small town for a little rest and recuperation but finds the town has been traumatized by a series of brutal murders. Harry meets and falls in love with Jennifer Spencer (Sandra Locke), a young artist. Jennifer and her sister were brutally raped a few years previously by a group of men, leaving her sister catatonic and Jennifer filled with a rage that is expressed in her disturbing artworks. Harry investigates the killings and the rapes, and one by one he dispatches Jennifer's rapists, one of whom is the son of the local police chief (which explains why the police have done little investigating). Finally, Harry finds out that Jennifer also dispenses her own brand of justice because she cannot rely on the criminal justice system. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

Dirty Harry
"You've got to ask yourself a question: 'do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?" Dirty Harry provoked a critical uproar in 1971 for its "fascist" message about the power of one, as it also elevated Clint Eastwood to superstar status through his most enduring screen persona. Harry Callahan (Eastwood, in a role meant for Frank Sinatra) is a sardonic, hard-working San Francisco cop who can't finish his lunch without having to foil a bank robbery with his 44 Magnum, "the most powerful handgun in the world." When hippie-esque psycho Scorpio (Andy Robinson) goes on a killing spree, Harry and new partner Chico (Reni Santoni) are assigned to hunt him down, but not before the Mayor (John Vernon) and Lt. Bressler (Harry Guardino) admonish Callahan about his heavy-handed tactics. Racing against a deadline to save a kidnap victim from suffocating to death and unbothered by the niceties of Miranda rights and search warrants, Callahan brings in Scorpio, only to see him released on technicalities. "The law's crazy," opines Harry in disgust, before taking it upon himself to ensure that Scorpio doesn't kill again. Directed in violent and efficient fashion by Don Siegel, with a propulsive score by Lalo Schifrin, Dirty Harry was the fourth Siegel-Eastwood collaboration after Coogan's Bluff (1968), Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970), and The Beguiled (1970). Critics at the time strongly objected to the heroic image of a cop's violations of a suspect's Miranda rights, forcing Siegel and Eastwood to deny that they were right-wing reactionaries. All the same, Dirty Harry proved to be highly popular and spawned four sequels: Magnum Force (1973), The Enforcer (1976), Sudden Impact (1983), and The Dead Pool (1988). ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Clint Eastwood
    Clint Eastwood - Harry Callahan
  • Harry Guardino
    Harry Guardino - Lt. Bressler
  • Bradford Dillman
    Bradford Dillman - Capt. McKay
  • John Mitchum
    John Mitchum - DiGeorgio
  • DeVeren Bookwalter
    DeVeren Bookwalter - Bobby Maxwell



Customer rating

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for 4 of the 5 films

    Posted
    CKCSWHFFAN
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    I had been waiting to get the 5 Dirty Harry films on DVD. The previously released sets have been VERY expensive. If you want the films this is a way to get at least 4 OF THEM NOT ALL 5 at a decent price. Even though "The Dead Pool" is the least memorable of the films still should have been included. From the original 1971 film "Dirty Harry" to "Magnum Force" to "The Enforcer" to my favorite of the films 1983's "Sudden Impact". All the films are wide screen. Good to see in a cheaper package each film has an extra with it. NO chapter search list or film information. Cheaper DVD package you know that type of thing would not be included. OK, I am going to complain about these every time I get a DVD with them. CHEAP & HORRIBLE!! THESE ARE TERRIBLE. This DVD plastic case is one of those that has THE INTENTIONAL HOLES IN THEM. Your DVD's can be easily damaged because of these holes. Whoever designed them & whoever said this is a good idea WAS NOT THINKING of their customers, just a way to cut corners. They WANT the DVD's to get damaged so you HAVE TO purchase same films again in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Go Ahead Make My Day

    Posted
    Georgie336

    A must for every sportsman's DVD collection and even those who aren't. These movie's are great and really entertaining. A little less language and explicit parts could have been avoided and make for a more enjoyable movie, but other than that these movies are really worth the buy. You really should invest in these, but you have to ask yourself just one question - do I feel lucky? You will once you buy these! I did!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Four Disc set - 3 were scratched

    Posted
    Roberto328
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    Dirty Harry is a great Clint Eastwood movie. The set was poorly put together as all 4 DVDs were not separated, just piled on each other. Only 1 played fine, the other 3 DVDs froze, skipped, stuttered - you know what I mean. Overall Clint Eastwood is a great actor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Action packed series

    Posted
    Jerryandtina
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    Great price for the Dirty Harry Collection. Clint is such a fine actor. He plays the role like he really is the character. The films have so many good scenes that are picturesque with cool bikes and cars it just makes you want to be there!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Eastwood

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    Filled with lots of action. I enjoyed watching all four of the movies. They are for adults not early teens so watch while they are in school. Anyone who is a Clint Eastwood fan, will enjoy these movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great classic films from Clint Eastwood

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    Harry Callahan...a classic hard core crime drama detective who's actions are a bit extreme for that era, but he made it work. This movie pack is great for Clint Eastwood fans like myself who remember when movies had story lines.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Buy!

    Posted
    MiMiMAry

    We expected the quality to be of poor standards, but, was pleasantly surprized by how nice a picture came from these DVD's! Not grainy nor bad sound. We love the Dirty Harry Movies so this was a great buy! A real nice four movie set!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic value for classic movies

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    randomguy
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    I picked this movie set up because it was on sale for under 5 bucks. What can I say--it's a bunch of classic "Dirty Harry" movies. My only gripe is that it didn't include "The Dead Pool," but 4 movies was plenty!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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