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Unforgiven (Snap Case) (1992)

Clint Eastwood , Gene Hackman , Clint Eastwood  |  R |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (666 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris, Jaimz Woolvett
  • Directors: Clint Eastwood
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, Letterboxed, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: March 26, 1997
  • Run Time: 131 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (666 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 0790729644
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #171,946 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Unforgiven (Snap Case)" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Winner of four Academy Awards, including best picture, director, supporting actor, and best editing, Clint Eastwood's 1992 masterpiece stands as one of the greatest and most thematically compelling Westerns ever made. "The movie summarized everything I feel about the Western," said Eastwood at the time of the film's release. "The moral is the concern with gunplay." To illustrate that theme, Eastwood stars as a retired, once-ruthless killer-turned-gentle-widower and hog farmer. He accepts one last bounty-hunter mission--to find the men who brutalized a prostitute--to help support his two motherless children. Joined by his former partner (Morgan Freeman) and a cocky greenhorn (Jaimz Woolvett), he takes on a corrupt sheriff (Oscar winner Gene Hackman) in a showdown that makes the viewer feel the full impact of violence and its corruption of the soul. Dedicated to Eastwood's mentors Sergio Leone and Don Siegel and featuring a colorful role for Richard Harris, it's arguably Eastwood's crowning directorial achievement. --Jeff Shannon

Product Description

Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman play retired, down-on-their-luck outlaws who pick up their guns one last time to collect a bounty offered by the vengeful prostitutes of the remote Wyoming town of Big Whiskey. Richard Harris is an ill-fated interloper, a colorful killer-for-hire called English Bob. And Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner Gene Hackman is the sly and brutal local sheriff whose brand of law enforcement ranges from unconventional to ruthless.

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151 of 166 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A blu-ray dissapointment, but a wonderful movie October 22, 2009
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
There are a plethora of reviews of the movie, but my review is mostly a comparison of the BD vs DVD version. I won't discuss its merits as a western, which is a classic and worthy of 5 stars. This BD disk is 3 stars for its technical quality.

The BD version is worth buying if you don't own the 2 disk special edition, which has the better DVD transfer, and cost more, even after discounts! But if you own the better DVD version and are looking to own the best version for home viewing, hold on.

While the audio is crisp and clear, there is no magic in its mastering or imaging, its just clearer sound than the DVD.

The BD transfer is generally sharp, but there are moments so dull, I thought I was running the DVD version. The high resolution of BD removes jaggies seen in diagonal lines and pixelation revealed by DVD resolution projected into a large HDTV, but this BD's colors are often washed out, and edges of objects blurred. This lack of resolution is much worse in the night scenes including the finale scene, and is 80% less during daylight shots. Some of the daylight shots do appear as blurry as the night shots. Unlike better BD out there, overall the background elements do not have more striking detail over the DVD. By comparison, a stellar transfer exists even in old movies. If you are a fan of WWII airplanes, see the 1969 'Battle of Britain' or the classic 2001: Space Odyssey.

However, if you don't own the 2 disk set, this BD disk incorporates all the extras of the 2 disk set into one disk, and a better buy than the original DVD release.
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143 of 160 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "We all have it coming, Kid." A True Classic Masterpiece December 27, 2002
"Unforgiven" is much more than a breathtaking Western, it's an amazing film altogether. With elements of drama and film noir, this is a picture that shows us that there are some demons you can never put to rest, no matter how hard you try.

Clint Eastwood stars as William Munny, a once notorious and violent killer and thief. If Munny didn't like you, chances were that you wouldn't live long enough for him to tell you so. However, that was in the old days. Now, he's just a quiet and tired farmer who is a devoted father still in mourning of his dead wife. He's been straight for years and is trying to put all of his demons to rest, but you still get the feeling that no matter how hard he tries, he will always be haunted. An opportunity comes to him in the name of `The Schofield Kid.' He gives him a chance to be his partner and have him help on a bounty. Knowing that the money could help his family out, Munny finally decides to take the Kid up on the offer. He also brings with him Ned Logan; an old friend and partner. Little Bill Daggett is the Sheriff in town, and the thing he hates most are assassins. He will do anything in his power to take care of them and make sure they do not succeed on their killing. The last remaining part of the film stands out the most and is so well executed that it catches you off guard.

This really is a great film and it surprised me like I would've never expected. I don't like Westerns all that much, but this isn't your typical Western. That is probably why I enjoyed it so much. There is so much story and character development. You really are able to sympathize with Munny, despite his dark and violent past.
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93 of 116 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unforgiven - 1992's Best Picture winner! February 16, 2003
Unforgiven is clearly among the top westerns ever made. This movie is simple, dark and yet highly complex in its superb script and the outstanding performances by all concerned. Few westerns will draw you into the lead characters as this one does. Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman and the sorely missed Richard Harris all deserved awards for their collective performances. What is a western without Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman!
The premise:
Welcome to Big Whiskey Wyoming, where in a small "billiards" saloon, a cowboy gets angry at a whore and, with the help of his buddy, cuts her face up. The other "women" of the establishment, pool their money and start telling everybody that they're offering a reward to whoever kills these two young cowboys. This is precipitated by Gene Hackmans character Little Bill, who essentially doesn't punish them for their crime.
Clint Eastwood plays William Munny, who in his earlier days was every bit one of the worst, meanest gunslingers in the west. Some ten years prior to the events at the beginning of this fine film, William Munny met his wife Claudia, who turned this serious gunslinger into a family man, unfortunately for him and his little children, his wife died three years prior. He is now a poor pig farmer, with two little children.
The son of one of his old riding buddies has heard about this reward and seeks out William Munnys assistance in tracking down these unpunished criminals. After some hesitation, he seeks out his friend Ned, played by Morgan Freeman, one of the finest actors of our day. The three of them head north to seek out the reward.
What follows is clearly a movie that while, for the better part is melodramatic; it is that melodrama that is gripping.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great movie.
Published 1 day ago by wilNY
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
This movie was excellent. I really like watching almost all of the movies with Clint Eastwood in it. I also like the role that was played by Morgan Freeman - another great actor.
Published 2 days ago by movie buff
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like Clint Eastwood
If you like Clint Eastwood, IMHO this is one of, if not possibly his best, movies. The stellar cast is unbeatable. Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, etc. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Jim H Henderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
fantastic from a to z.
Published 9 days ago by gerard pelletier
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Clint Eastwood is flawless
Published 9 days ago by michael stoher II
4.0 out of 5 stars Good movie and very good actors in movie the DVD ...
Good movie and very good actors in movie the DVD was in good condition I was very pleased I would buy again from this seller thanks again.
Published 10 days ago by Teresa
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very god!
Published 17 days ago by OLD G OHIO
4.0 out of 5 stars He knows how to make a good western, this one is not recommended for...
A well made movie with Clint Eastwood all over it. He knows how to make a good western, this one is not recommended for young audiences, due to content and subject, language and... Read more
Published 17 days ago by J. A. Crane
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic western that you must have.
This is a must have film made when westerns were dying out in Hollywood. Clint Eastwood's westerns are second to none - right up there with films like Lonesome Dove. Read more
Published 19 days ago by amazonman
5.0 out of 5 stars it's all about human life, moving drama, not ...
it's all about human life, moving drama, not about action flick though. anyone who's serious about life and humans should see this.
Published 20 days ago by sehochoi
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