"Clint"

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"Clint"

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"Clint" boxed set

This is the big day when Warner Brothers gives the store away with a specially-boxed edition of almost three dozen of its titles starring, directed by, or both... Clint Eastwood.

Entitled "Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years at Warner Bros," the set is actually a pretty good value at $180 (list, but offered around as low as $130) even though it's really only 34 East­wood movies, and a short documentary put together for the occasion.

That comes out to $3.82 per actual film, and that figure may be over-priced for a stinker like 1977's "The Gauntlet" or the movie that killed the "Dirty Harry" franchise, 1988's "The Dead Pool."

But it also includes some terrific titles like:

Clint Eastwood as "The Outlaw Josey Wales"

(Curious by its omission is "Flags of Our Fathers" since its companion film, "Let­ters from Iwo Jima," is included.)

No, none of the "Man with No Name" spaghetti Westerns so instrumental to his breakout, are part of this boxed set... those were all made prior to his association with Warners.

Still, if one is a serious fan of Eastwood, either as actor or auteur, "Clint" is a must-have.

A short sampler video for the set is on-line.

Comments

1. Ray Overton said...

Talk about someone who aged like a fine wine (or maybe the better description is a great single malt), his movies seem to get better and better. While "Dirty Harry" was a classic series, "Gran Torino" will go down as one of his best works combining the tough Clint action with some interesting social commentary.

When it first went into production, rumor had it that it was going to be "Dirty Harry VI," and I'm pleased that it proved not to be the case.

Some may view this as heresy, but I think a good case can be made that Eastwood and Woody Allen... there's a two-horse parlay for ya!... are true American Rensaissance men, Allen more so because of his writing!

But then as someone said almost half-a-century ago, "A man's got to know his limitations."
– Dean

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