The Clint Eastwood DVD Collection - 8 DVD Box Set
8 DVDs, PAL, Region 2 - Ref: 7321900237703
This DVD Boxset contains eight separate DVDs together in this 8 Disc Clint Eastwood Collection Box Set.
...Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults, but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is scheduled to die at midnight - a man Everett has suddenly realised is innocent. In his 21st film as director and 41st as star, Clint Eastwood memorably plays Everett in True Crime, a savvy beat-the-clock thriller. Isaiah Washington, Denis Leary, Lisa Gay Hamilton, James Woods, Diane Venora and others populate this suspense take that tightens to nerve-frying intensity intercutting the parallel stories of the inmate and Everett's scramble to save him...and perhaps lift his own life out of the trash heap along the way. Everett is harried, determined and trying not to self-destruct. And the clock is ticking.
Clint Eastwood plays an alcoholic, dim-witted cop, Ben Shockley, who has to escort an irate prostitute, Gus Mally (Sondra Locke), from Las Vegas to Phoenix so she can testify in a mob trial. Gus immediately warns Ben of the danger that they're in, but he doesn't believe her. He eventually figures out that his superiors want Gus dead and chose him for the job because they thought he'd fail. The two spend most of the film eluding the trigger-happy cops. The banter between Ben and Gus, who initially despise each other, is just as brutal and entertaining as the action set pieces. And when the two finally warm to each other, it's surprisingly effective. Eastwood and Locke made many films together, but THE GAUNTLET features what may be their strongest collaboration. Literal-minded critics may malign the film for its over-the-top explosive action, but it's clear that Eastwood was aware of how outrageous and preposterous the action in the film is. As Jan De Bont would later do with another wildly entertaining and implausible film involving a bus, SPEED, Eastwood here has stripped down the action movie to its bare essence. THE GAUNTLET is a fun ride.
They trained body and mind for America's leap into space. When the moment came, the brash flyboys of Team Daedalus were replaced. Now, 40 years later, another moment has come. And this time, it's all theirs.
Directing for the 22nd time and starring for the 42nd, Clint Eastwood leads a steller cast into orbit in this exhilarating high-tech adventure. Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland and James Garner join him as old-school test pilots whose gasp of outdated technology makes them the only ones able to repair a primitive, deorbiting Russian satellite that imperils Earth. Strap in for "some of the rightest stuff around" (The Wall Street Journal). With an irresistible payload of heart, humor and heroics, Space Cowboys is all-systems-go.
In Pale Rider, Clint Eastwood returned to the saddle after nine years - and Western movies were riding high again. Here the star/director crafted an exciting film in the suspenseful tradition of Shane and High Noon.
After corporate mining boss Coy LaHood (Richard Dysart) begins a campaign of terror to drive independent pan miners out the area, a nameless stranger called Preacher (Eastwood) rides into the underdogs camp. He becomes their avenger. The tycoon then hires a badge-wearing killer and his duster-shrouded deputies, men loyal to whomever pays the most. LaHood pays gold. But in a climatic shoot-out to remember, Preacher pays in lead.
Underworld figures are being murdered all over San Francisco. One by one, criminals who have eluded prosecution are getting the justice they deserve, justice you'd think Detective Harry Callahan might approve of with a tight-lipped smile. But if you think so, you've misjudged Harry - and so have the killers.
Written by future directors John Milius and Michael Cimino, this Dirty Harry sequel stars Clint Eastwood in his signature role of Callahan, here facing an unexpected kind of lawbreaker: one who carries a badge. Sharp shooting rookie motorcycle policeman have turned vigilante. Their real enemy is the system. But the system is what Harry is sworn to protect. And he does - with Magnum Force.
The Essential War Collection - Kelly's Heroes
They were goldbricks until they found out about the gold bricks - a fortune in Nazi-confiscated bullion! Clint Eastwood re-signs with the director of his Where Eagles Dare for this alternately action-filled and tongue in cheek tale of GLs who decide to get something extra out of the war. Eastwood, North America's No.2 box-office star at the time, plays Lt. Kelly, mastermind of a scheme to slip behind enemy lines and steal the loot. Co-stars include a trip on the verge of big time TV success: Carroll O'Connor, Telly Savalas and Gavin MacLeod. Plus, Don Rickles pays the expectedly outspoken Crap game. And in the same year as his star making M*A*S*H, Donald Sutherland is Oddball, World War II's only hippie. Dig it!
The Outlaw Josey Wales
As The Outlaw Josey Wales, two-time Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood is ideally cast as a hard hitting, fast-drawing loner, recalling his "Man with No Name" from his European Westerns. But unlike that other mythic outlaw, Josey Wales has a name - and a heart.
After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is on the run, pursued by a pack of killers. He travels alone, but a ragtag group of outcasts (including Sondra Locke and Chief Dan George) is drawn to him - and Wales can't leave his motley surrogate family unprotected. Eastwood's skills before and behind the camera connected with audiences for its humour and tenderness as well as its hair-trigger action.
In one of his signature roles, Clint Eastwood plays a streetwise San Francisco police detective who gets the job done. A rooftop sniper (Andy Robinson) calling himself Scorpio has killed twice. Now he's buried a young woman alive and threatens to let her suffocate unless the city pays ransom. Harry Callahan will nail the perp... one way or the other... no matter what "the system" prescribes. Filming on location, director Don Siegel made the City by the Bay a vital part of Dirty Harry, a practice continued in its four sequels. The original remains one of the best police thrillers ever made.
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- Certificate Eighteen (Suitable for persons of 18 years or older)