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"[Sudden] All the action anyone could want. Eastwood looking leaner and tougher than ever. Archer Winsten, New York Post
|Bound not by law, but by his own steel will, Dirty Harry is a timeless character that will go down as the ultimate Clint Eastwood film role. The Dirty Harry Ultimate Collector's Edition includes the films DIRTY HARRY, MAGNUM FORCE, THE ENFORCER, SUDDEN IMPACT, and THE DEAD POOL.|
DIRTY HARRY: In a signature role, Clint Eastwood plays a streetwise San Francisco police detective who gets the job done. A rooftop sniper (Andy Robinson) named Scorpio has killed twice. 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 one of the best police thrillers ever made.
MAGNUM FORCE: Clint Eastwood headlines this solid sequel pitting Det. Harry Callahan against an unexpected lawbreaker: one who carries a badge. Sharpshooting rookie motorcycle cops have turned vigilante, rubbing out crooks the courts can't touch. Their real enemy is the system. Unfortunately for them, the system is what Harry is sworn to protect. Written by future directors John Milius and Michael Cimino, it's suspenseful, power-packed entertainment.
THE ENFORCER: Clint Eastwood's third go-round as Det. Harry Callahan matches him with a new partner, Tyne Daly as Inspector Kate Moore, who has two jobs: tracking down a band of armed-and-wacko terrorists - and winning Harry's confidence. Stoked with brisk humor, hard-hitting mayhem and the high-impact team of Eastwood and Daly, this exciting case carves another winning notch in the handle of Harry's .44 magnum.
SUDDEN IMPACT: Sensitive to outcries of police brutality, the superiors of San Francisco Detective Harry Callahan have sent him on an out-of-town assignment until things cool down. But wherever Harry goes, things just get hotter. Clint Eastwood hits the mark again in SUDDEN IMPACT. Callahan's older, dirtier and the world hasn't gotten better. Which means this fourth Dirty Harry movie (which Eastwood also directs) is explosively exciting, as Callahan tracks a traumatized rape victim (Sondra Locke) coldly gunning down her bygone attackers. Through the five Callahan films, the lawman always struck a powerful chord. But SUDDEN IMPACT is particularly potent, fueled by the line that became a national catchphrase: "Go ahead. Make my day."
THE DEAD POOL: Clint Eastwood straps on his holster again for the fifth and final screen case for Callahan, who finds himself on a "death list" of celebrity murder victims. He and his new partner also get ensared in the nuttiest City by the Bay vehicular chase since Bullitt, outracing a bomb-carrying, radio-controlled toy car. Catch future stars Jim Carrey as an ill-fated heavy-metal musician and Liam Neeson as a power-tripping director.
"[Dirty] An all-time great that keeps getting better with age...Robinson's Scorpio gets my vote for the most loathsome movie villain ever. Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"[Enforcer] ...immensely entertaining...an effective and memorable film, very well directed by James Fargo. Clark Douglas, DVD Verdict
"[Magnum] Undeniably exciting and stunningly well put together. Clive Hirschhorn, The Warner Bros. Story
"[Dirty] A crisp, beautifully paced film, full of Siegel's wonderful coups of cutting and framing. Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"[Enforcer] A grim, gutsy, perversely satisfying shot of machismo from an era when action heroes were action heroes... Jonathan R. Perry, Tyler Morning Telegraph
"[Dead] A fine Dirty Harry film that features one of the best car chases of all time. Larry Carroll, CountingDown.com
"[Dead] As good as the original. Smart, quick and made with real wit. Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"[Magnum] Eastwood doing what he does best! Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"[Sudden] ...the action is put over with great force...Eastwood has all his moves down pat and is effective as always... Variety
A collection of all five films in which action star Clint Eastwood plays Detective "Dirty" Harry Callahan. Featured titles are DIRTY HARRY (1971), THE ENFORCER (1976), MAGNUM FORCE (1973), SUDDEN IMPACT (1983), and THE DEAD POOL (1998). See individual titles for more details.
Cast & Crew
Variety 7 of 10
[Dead] Dirty Harry Callahan isn't the best and brightest of cops but you can't kill him with cannon, mace and chain. The Dead Pool isn't the best and brightest of the Dirty Harry films, either, but just as invincible. It's possible that Clint Eastwood and crew are just enjoying a bit of self-mockery with this one [the fifth in the series]...From the original on, Harry has always been a fantasty character but his stories have been involving. Here, he remains absurdly separate from reality in an exceedingly lame yarn [by Steve Sharon, Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw] that lurches from one shootout to the next...The plot has something to do with a crime lord whom Harry has dispatched to San Quentin and a psychotic film fan out to eliminate local celebrities, which includes the cop and lady friend Samantha Walker (Patricia Clarkson, in the current cliche role of the peppery newscaster). In the background is a low-budget film company boringly run by Peter (Liam Neeson), a suspect who's never remotely suspicious for a moment...There are chuckles here and there and a wildly preposterous car chase up and down the hills of Frisco. This time, though, it's a teeny little toy car in pursuit of the policemen, intending to overtake them with a bomb.
Bloodtype Online 10 of 10
[Magnum] As a big fan of "Dirty Harry" I was always shocked at how good "Magnum Force" was to me...One of the things that I thought was brilliant about this movie is the fact that it takes the ideas of the first film and flips them on it's head. In the first film Dirty Harry is pretty much the out of control police officer dishing out a brand of justice that the department themselves found overboard. This time they take that notion and switch it around as the vigilante cops are taking Harry's credo and adding their own line of thinking, taking things another step further. So it actually changes the approach to police work that Harry uses, and actually shows him using his brain in this one more than his classic .44 magnum. But don't worry folks, he uses that plenty here too and in this film they even work out a shooting competition to add further depth to a lot of the characters, Harry Callahan included. They try and make Harry have more of a "life" here in this film even if most of it is comedic...Overall I would Highly Recommend "Magnum Force" as I personally find it to be the perfect cop movie if you will. It's written wonderfully, has great sequences, and it's honestly a timeless classic. There have been so many films that wouldn't be able to exist prior to this one that it's not even funny. It's an innovative, well written, well acted, classic in the genre it helped create, the cop action drama.
- Ed Demko
Reel.com 9 of 10
[Dirty] In an era in which the courts were increasingly upholding the civil rights of the accused, Harry Callahan stood up for the victims and a public weary of crime...Dirty Harry works so well because it is the perfect marriage of both actor and director with the material. Eastwood only took the role when Frank Sinatra dropped out of the picture, but it's hard to believe that anyone ever would have considered a saloon singer for a role that dovetails so well with the laconic persona that developed in all those Sergio Leone spaghetti Westerns. Like the Man with No Name, Dirty Harry Callahan possesses the unwavering will to settle a score in his own way, and a habit of letting his gun do his talking for him. As a political and moral animal, Dirty Harry is conservative-to-reactionary and firmly on the right, but as embodied by Eastwood's imperturbable aplomb, rarely have those traits looked more attractive...In 1958, director Don Siegel demonstrated his feel for San Francisco with the B-noir The Lineup, a TV-series-based thriller more notable for its locations, including the then half-finished Embarcadero Freeway and Steinhart Aquarium, than its half-baked plot. Returning to the city a dozen years later for Dirty Harry, Siegel once again proved himself a master of geography.
- Pam Grady
Chicago Sun-Times 8 of 10
[Enforcer] In "Dirty Harry" and "Magnum Force," some disturbing philosophical questions were raised by Harry's behavior: Were these movies glorifying a cop who was self-appointed judge, jury and executioner? "The Enforcer," Clint Eastwood's third (and, it's said, his last) film as Dirty Harry, gets off the hook by handling its killings more in terms of self defense and rescue operations, instead of as cold-blooded executions..."The Enforcer" is the best of the Dirty Harry movies at striking a balance between the action and the humor. Sometimes in the previous films we felt uneasy laughing in between the bloodshed, but this time the movie's more thoughtfully constructed and paced. For the first time we really get a sense of the human being behind Harry's facade, some of the scenes with Tyne Daly wouldn't work any other way. And Clint Eastwood, as always, is good at projecting Harry's loyalties and convictions in the fewest words possible...The plot is cheerfully confusing, having to do with something called the Ecumenical Liberation Army, which may or may not be on the level...But the best things in the movie are the scenes between Eastwood and Tyne Daly. A relationship is explored, and it leads somewhere and makes a statement, and that makes "The Enforcer" more satisfactory than Dirty Harry's previous adventures - unless, of course, you go to see the bazooka.
- Roger Ebert