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The Dirty Harry Collection (Dirty Harry/Magnum Force/The Enforcer/Sudden Impact/The Dead Pool) [VHS] (1973)

Clint Eastwood , Andrew Robinson , Clint Eastwood , Buddy Van Horn  |  R |  VHS Tape
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (290 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Liam Neeson, Sondra Locke, Tyne Daly
  • Directors: Clint Eastwood, Buddy Van Horn, Don Siegel, James Fargo, Ted Post
  • Writers: Charles B. Pierce, Dean Riesner, Durk Pearson
  • Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Original recording remastered, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Number of tapes: 5
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • VHS Release Date: November 20, 2001
  • Run Time: 531 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (290 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005NVHY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #469,467 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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105 of 114 people found the following review helpful
By Sanpete
Warner Home Video has announced the details of new releases of all five Dirty Harry movies with new special features. They'll all be in their original widescreen formats only.

They will be available on standard DVD in this 7-disc Ultimate Collector's Edition, or separately in Special or Deluxe editions. ("Special" is better than "deluxe" here--only Dirty Harry gets a 2-disc Special Edition, the others will all be on single discs, but all will have new special features.) Links for the separate DVDs are below.

They'll also be on Blu-ray in a 5-disc Ultimate Collector's Edition. Only the Dirty Harry Special Edition will be available separately on Blu-ray. The other four movies will only be available on Blu-ray as part of the complete set. (They won't be available in HD, which Warner officially discontinues at the end of May.)

Assuming the transfers are good (update: everyone says the transfers are good, better than the old ones), this looks like an excellent set. Whether those with older DVD releases will want to upgrade will be a matter of personal preference, but I personally find the new commentaries and features very attractive.

Here's a bit about each film and the special features, contained in both the separate releases and the sets. The Ultimate Editions will also include some additional features, listed further below.

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64 of 69 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A True Hard-Boiled Detective May 4, 2010
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Since the plot of these five movies has been discussed over and over again by other reviewers, I thought it best to comment on the transfers of this Blu-Ray collection.

Let me start off by stating that these classic movies have never looked better. Each movie after Dirty Harry just keeps getting better and better in terms of sharpness, contrast, and color. Dirty Harry showed the most grain out of the five movies but it was minimal and only in certain scenes. Also, it's to be expected considering its age. It isn't until you watch Sudden Impact and The Dead Pool where the 1080P resolution really starts to show its magic.

Anyway, if you're Dirty Harry fan, go out and buy this set. And when you do sit down to watch these classic detective movies, watch them all during a rainy weekend. Bad weather really brings out the grittiness that is Harry Calahan.

By the way, the only reason I didn't give this amazing collection five stars is because of the way the discs were packaged. They are staggered in a way that makes it a bit difficult to remove, but not impossible. I may be picky here so you'll have to judge the packaging on your own.
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59 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fires on all thrusters June 14, 2008
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
If you're a fan of the Dirty Harry films, and you have a Blu-Ray player, this is a no-brainer. A lot of Blu-Ray transfers are disappointing, particularly in older films. However, Warner has pulled out all the stops, and every one of these films, even the oldest, looks and sounds utterly spectacular.

The original DIRTY HARRY features a lot of aerial photography of San Francisco, as some of the earlier action takes place on rooftops. The detail in these distance shots is staggeringly clear. The colors are rich, vivid, and bold, and the remixed soundtrack is shatteringly good for a film of this vintage.

The four sequels look equally good (the fifth, THE DEAD POOL, suffers only because it was not shot in true widescreen ) and all films are supplemented with a wide selection of new extras. The box even includes a personal message from Clint Eastwood, encouraging you to sample the new bonus features.

I watched all five films in less than a week and I'm ready to watch them all again. It's about time older films started receiving this kind of treatment in High-Def; hopefully this is a harbinger of things to come for classics films of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Go ahead, make your day and buy this box.
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98 of 111 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Good looking Dirty collection December 5, 2001
The November 2001 'Collection' release should please Dirty Harry
die-hards a great deal. Look up the individual titles for more detailed comments from me.
DIRTY HARRY (1971) 4- Stars
A very well made genre film that holds up very well and remains
a pretty violent and gritty film. Directed by Don Siegel and featuring one of Eastwoods finest and most charismatic performances, this is the one that set into stone one of the most enduring formulas for action films. A formula still in use today.
Magnum Force (1973) 3 1/2 stars
the first Harry sequel is a film for action movie and or Eastwood junkies to appreciate. It softens Dirty Harry's character however and actually makes more political type statements than Dirty Harry does. It's not a great genre film but it mostly holds up pretty well and is entertaining.
THE ENFORCER (1976) 2 1/2 stars
The Enforcer really changed Harry Callahan's character. On one hand he's a bad-(...) quick with the quips kind of a guy... but he's really quite a softie. The film turns Harry into a kind of fish out of water dinosaur. When it was made, that variation on the Action film hero wasn't as cliché'd as it is now, but it still feels forced and insincere. It's watch-able but don't have high expectations for this one. Lalo Schiffrin didn't do the score for this one unfortunately and he's missed. This is also John (one year younger brother of Robert) Mitchum's last Harry film (he played Detective
'Fatso' DiGeorgio in the first three Harry's).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Made My Day!
Good value for the money; Classic Clint!
Published 5 days ago by JKS
5.0 out of 5 stars Blu-Ray
I feel lucky, punk!
Published 11 days ago by sh68137
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 14 days ago by Debra Ray
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the price!
Region free, works great in my USA playstation 3. Cheaper than the USA 4film favorites that excludes the dead pool.
Published 22 days ago by Jonathan Hernandez
5.0 out of 5 stars My son and I
My son is 9 years old and I am 41. I was watching it and he got hooked (he was playing on his electronics) and for him to put his electronics down and watch it with me, priceless. Read more
Published 25 days ago by alfred
5.0 out of 5 stars Dirty Harry Collection on Blu-Ray
This is a Harry Callahan collection worth watching over and over. I like the packaging over the DVD and it's smaller on my shelf. Good shows.
Published 26 days ago by gnowbmas
5.0 out of 5 stars Do you feel lucky punk? Well do ha?
Great collection and brings back a lot of good memories of these movies after seeing them in the '70's. A man's got to know his limitations. You're a legion in your own mind.
Published 1 month ago by Eric Schrader
5.0 out of 5 stars Dirty Harry
Classics, if you haven't seen them, do. This collection came in a solid case, and the DVDs were what you'd expect.
Published 1 month ago by S.A. Kent
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift for Mom
Got this for my Mother and she loves it! It is well worth buying if you love Dirty Harry or Clint Eastwood!
Published 1 month ago by J. Eckardt
5.0 out of 5 stars great gift
bought for a Christmas present for my brother in law. He loved it and was very appreciative of the collection.
Published 1 month ago by stat51
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