Dirty Harry/Magnum Force [2 Discs] [Blu-ray]

  • SKU: 9741383
  • Release Date: 02/23/2010
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (21 out of 21)

    Special Features


    • Disc 1 - Dirty Harry commentary by historian/Eastwood biographer Richard Schickel
    • Acclaimed American masters profile Clint Eastwood: Out of the shadows
    • Vintage profile Clint Eastwood: The Man From Malpaso
    • Interview gallery 3 features: The long shadow of Dirty Harry, Dirty Harry's way and Dirty Harry: The original Dirty Harry movies trailer gallery
    • Disc 2 - Magnum Force commentary by screenwriter John Milius
    • 2 featurettes: A Moral Right: The Politics of Dirty Harry and The Hero Cop: Yesterday and today Dirty Harry movies trailer gallery

    Synopsis


    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

    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
    • Hal Holbrook
      Hal Holbrook - Lieutenant Briggs
    • Mitchell Ryan
      Mitchell Ryan - Charlie McCoy
    • Felton Perry
      Felton Perry - Early Smith
    • David Soul
      David Soul - Davis



    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Dirty Harry Bluray a lil "dirty"?

      Posted
      Anonymous

      Im kinda new to Blurays, so I dont have a lot to work from here, but to me, the Bluray didnt feel any different then a regular DVD at least for the 1st movie of the 2 pak. I havent viewed Magnum Force, but I would imagine it being similar in quality. Im a huge Clint fan but never owned either of these movies on DVD, let alone Bluray, so Im still happy to have them in my library.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Dirty Harry in HD glory!

      Posted
      Aron
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      Love when these great classics are presented in BluRay format. And two movies on one package to make it twice as nice. Last time I saw these movies was on cable..needless to say, the image quality was the best I've ever been able to enjoy these movies in. A must for my collection!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The first two dirty Harry movies are the best

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      moviewench
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      Two great movies for the price of one. These are classic COP against psychotic killers stories. Dirty Harry will break the rules to bring in those criminals. Brilliantly filmed and edited for maximum impact. Don't miss other sequels in this great series.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Clint!

      Posted
      Will
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      I feel Clint Eastwood movies don’t need to be explained but I wasn’t real familiar with these until I seen it on the Starz channel two weeks ago. I searched and found on bestbuy and the rest is history!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Clint Eastwood ACTION

      Posted
      Nick
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      I like Clint Eastwood movis, have a bunch, and this is just what I expected, Except in Blu-Ray it is so much better. I had these in the original DVD version, but Blu-Ray clears them up. On seperate discs too! Well, I can't complain, I like them.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic Clint Eastwood

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      fleagol
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      I know what you're thinking... how many bullets did I fire. You have to ask yourself " Am I feeling lucky? "........... Well, punk .... are you ?

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Gotta love Dirty Harry

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      Thunderbolt
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      Two classic Dirty Harry movies in one package! A great way to start your Dirty Harry collection. Very cool.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      BluRay Video Quality in 1080p excellent!

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      MMedia
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      The 1080p Blu Ray quality is excellent! These two classics come alive in HD, so awesome these are available and priced right!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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