The Clint Eastwood DVD Collection

  |  Buy to Own: 09/12/2002
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Box set featuring eight Clint Eastwood films. In 'Dirty Harry' (1971) Eastwood appears for the first time as Lieutenant Harry Callahan, a right-wing, bad-tempered San Francisco policeman, not averse to bending the rules to get his man. The maniacal 'Scorpio Killer' is on the loose and Callahan disregards procedure in his efforts to track him down, using his trusty Magnum .44 to dispense his own brand of justice. 'Magnum Force' (1973) sees Eastwood return to the Callahan role for a second time. However, it seems the uncompromising cop might now have met his match in a group of renegade San Francisco law enforcers who are using policing methods which even he considers to be beyond the pale. As drugs bosses, pimps and other street low-life drop like flies, Harry is assigned to track down the loose cannon cops who have decided to take the law into their own hands. 'The Gauntlet' (1977) finds Eastwood playing a cop assigned to escort a prostitute (Sondra Locke) to court, where she is to act as a key witness in a police official's corruption trial. Pursued by both crooked police and mobsters, Eastwood and his charge are forced to flee cross-country. In 'The Outlaw Josey Wales' (1976) Josey Wales (Eastwood) is a Civil War-era farmer who becomes a Confederate outlaw in order to avenge his family's death at the hands of Union guerillas. His obsession with revenge slowly lifts, however, as he picks up various outcasts in the wilderness. Wales tries to protect his new 'family' by leading them to a safe haven where they can rebuild their lives. In 'Pale Rider' (1985) a community of gold mining prospectors comes under attack from a gang of marauders, who are after the prospectors' land. Young Megan Wheeler (Sydney Penny) prays for help, which consequently arrives in the form of the Preacher (Eastwood), a grim, silent stranger. The Preacher takes up the community's cause, and sets out to repel the invaders. 'Kelly's Heroes' (1970) sees a group of US soldiers embark on a search for gold in WWII Europe. Led by Lt. Kelly (Eastwood), the men capture a German general and he tells them about a bank housing 14,000 bars of Nazi gold. The only problem is that the bank lies thirty miles behind enemy lines. 'Space Cowboys' (2000) has Eastwood join with Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland and James Garner to play a group of ageing test pilots charged with a difficult space repair mission. When an old Russian satellite gets into trouble and threatens mass destruction, the only system that can save the day is one designed decades ago by Eastwood and his team. But are the old men still capable of carrying out the repairs themselves? In 'True Crime' (1999) reporter Steve Everett (Eastwood) is assigned a human interest story about the last eight hours of Frank Beechum (Isaiah Washington), a death row inmate convicted of the murder of a supermarket checkout girl. However, after interviewing Beechum, Everett begins to believe in his innocence and works around the clock to find the vital evidence which just might save his life.